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Here we have some of the most captivating Pothos varieties for you to grow indoors with a display of variegated foliage to make for a fabulous collection. The best part is they are easy to care for.
What Are Pothos Plants
Pothos is a trailing vine from the South Pacific and the Solomon Islands. The foliage has pointed heart-shaped leaves, with some having variegated tints of pale green, yellow, or white. You can use it as an indoor plant growing up to 18 inches a month, but it is toxic to pets.
Whether you have a variegated Pothos or other types of Pothos varieties, they all provide you with some great benefits:
- This plant is easy to preserve with heart-shaped leaves, even from cuttings.
- You can grow them without soil and in water by taking cutting up to 12 inches and removing the lower leaves. Place your cutting in a vase, and voila, you are done. You will notice roots forming in a couple of weeks and can transfer them to a pot if you want.
- You can place your Pothos types on a windowsill with bright indirect, or low light.
- Your Pothos plant types provide a calming effect by touching those deep green leaves.
- Pothos species are natural air purifiers that remove harmful pollutants and gasses.
Top 13 Best Pothos to Grow at Home
The botanical name is Epipremnum aureum, and the indoor length for growth is up to 12 feet. You will see the green variegation with yellow or golden splashes. You can place it as an outdoor plant in warm, frost-free areas but can become invasive in a humid environment. Make sure to provide them with a moss pole to vine up.
The Epipremnum aureum ‘Neon’ can grow indoors up to six feet in length. The foliage on these tropical plants is unique with a golden to yellow yet neon color. The leaves emit a faint glow, and younger leaves show a glimmer more than older ones.
Cebu Blue Pothos
Epipremnum pinnatum ‘Cebu Blue’ is another Pothos variety growing eight feet. Placing this plant in hanging baskets makes for a great display with its metallic sheen when set in the correct lighting. The blue-green leaves form an arrow shape with splits.
Marble Queen Pothos
Epipremnum aureum, ‘Marble Queen’ or marble pothos, has heart-shaped foliage with solid green leaves and is diversified with a creamy white shade. The variegation degree depends on the cutting taken at propagation from the host plant. Compared to the golden pothos, the foliage is smaller.
Epipremnum aureum ‘Manjula’ grows up to five feet indoors with leaves shaped like a heart similar to other Epipremnum cultivars. The green variegation has shades of cream, silver, and white. You may even find the greenery dotted with splashes of green with prominent white patches or a mix of both.
Another excellent example of different pothos plant is the Epipremnum aureum ‘Jessenia,’ which grows eight feet. There is no need to repot mature plants as it grows slowly and quickly. It also has a heart-shaped leaf similar to the marble pothos, but the variegation is less prominent with limey-green variegation.
Pearls and Jade Pothos
Epipremnum aureum ‘Pearls and Jade’ grows up to seven feet, and the University of Florida produces the patented variety. According to plant collectors, the plant has smaller leaves than other pothos varieties with silver-gray variegation.
As you will see, the botanical name for this plant has changed to Scindapsus pictus. It grows indoors up to six feet but is still part of the pothos variety. To get the best shade with variegation, it helps to place your plant in bright indirect light.
It has elegant leaves that are interesting to look at with shimmering dark green and shiny silver spots.
Epipremnum aureum ‘Jade’ can grow up to eight feet and is found in most tropical regions and Polynesia. You can place your jade pothos plant in a pot elevated to cascade down for relaxed decor. The heart-shaped leaves look fabulous, with their dark green color standing out.
Epipremnum aureum ‘N-Joy’ looks similar to the Manjula pothos, but there is a difference in the variegation and hues of the greens, yellows, and whites. You can keep it on a shelf to let the vines dangle down, growing up to six feet in length.
Epipremnum aureum Pothos ‘Hawaiian’ is one of the finest assortments you can find if you want large foliage. The plant is immune to diseases and is a great beginner starter. The gold-green leaves also provide air-purifying abilities to keep your indoor air clean.
You will need to prune it to keep it in shape. It can grow up to 15 feet and looks excellent in shady outdoor spots.
Epipremnum aureum ‘Harlequin’ can grow up to five feet and is a rare plant to get your hands on. It looks like your Manjula with marble and a mix of the snow queen pothos. You can pair this plant with your silver and jade pathos.
Snow Queen Pothos
Epipremnum aureum ‘Snow Queen’ has stunning white splashes on the leaves, but the white variegation is more pronounced without a pale hue. You can expect your plant to grow up to six feet in length.
You cannot go wrong with one of the Epipremnum aureum varieties in your home. These plants can thrive into a bushy plants, and they are winter hardy in zones 10 to 11. Yet, they can become invasive in outdoor settings, and best to keep them trimmed.
And since you’re already here, Plantly will be able to get those varieties for you. Whether you have an ivy arum, Njoy pothos, taro vine, and more, they all appreciate a bright yet airy setting. It can even live as a happy houseplant in water or a light potting medium.
One thing is for sure it is a versatile plant to have in your home.
Whether you want to buy, sell, or simply reach out to other plant enthusiasts, Plantly is the right place to be!