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Learn how to care for the Pothos

Learn how to care for the Pothos (Money Plant).

Pothos (Money Plant), or the Epipremnum aureum, is native to Southeast Asia. It has the reputation of being one of the easiest houseplants to take care of. Its common name, Pothos, comes from the genus is was once classified under: Pothos aureus. The Pothos is known for its heart-shaped green leaves. In the wild, it is known to overgrow forest floors and tree trunks due to its aerial root system. In good indoor conditions, you can expect the Golden Pothos to trail to 10 feet long. The Pothos is particularly fitting for indoor settings because it is able to filter gaseous toxins like formaldehyde from the air.

Learn how to care for the Pothos
General Care
Sunlight

Thrives in bright, indirect light, but can tolerate medium to low indirect light. Not suited for intense, direct sun. 

Water

Water every 1-2 weeks, allowing soil to dry out between waterings. Expect to water more often in brighter light and less often in lower light. 

Humidity

Don’t sweat it. Any humidity level will do.

Temperature

Average home temperature of 15°C-25°C. If you’re comfortable, the Pothos is comfortable.

Size

A young Pothos can be merely 6” tall, but this plant is fast growing. Without trimming, it can eventually trail 10’ long.

Common Problems

SYMPTOM: Wilting plant, dry potting mix

CAUSE: Thirsty plant, underwatered

SYMPTOM: Yellowing leaves, black stems

CAUSE: Overwatered

Precautions

Poisonous but non-lethal sap causes skin irritation and burning of the mouth if ingested. Best practice is always to keep houseplants out of reach of small children and pets.

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