- Botanical name: Epipremnum aureum
- Plant Type: Climber, Conservatory, House plant
- Key features:
- Low maintenance plant
Epipremnum (also known as Scindapsus, devil’s ivy, pothos, Ceylon creeper, hunter’s robe, ivy arum, money plant and taro vine) is a pretty house plant with trailing or climbing heart-shaped foliage. In the wild, it can reach 20m tall, but it will only reach around 2m in the average home.
Epripremnum aureum, golden pothos, has apple green leaves that are splashed with yellow. It’s tolerant of all kinds of conditions and neglect – it can grow in low light levels and is virtually impossible to kill. It can be trained up a moss pole or along wires on a wall, and also looks brilliant hanging from a shelf, fireplace or macrame planter. Check out our pothos styling ideas.
Epripremnum aureum is very easy to grow, in any bright or shaded spot – just keep out of direct sun. For the best results water only when the compost is beginning to dry out and feed once a month in spring and summer.
For more advice on growing Epipremnum aureum, including troubleshooting and propagating, head over to our detailed guide to growing pothos.
How to grow Epipremnum aureum
North facing, east facing, west facing
- Plant care: Avoid strong sunlight, brightspot-not direct sunlight
Epipremnum aureum has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.
Is Epipremnum aureum poisonous?
Epipremnum aureum is harmful if ingested, irritates eyes and irritates skin. Its foilage and sap are toxic.
Toxic to Cats
Toxic to Dogs
Toxic to People
No reported toxicity to Birds
No reported toxicity to Horses
No reported toxicity to Livestock