Plant Care Emerald Pothos

Emerald Pothos

About Emerald Pothos

Feng shui experts say placing pothos in sharp corners or angles in your home can reduce anxiety and stress. 😌 A NASA/ALCA study on the use of common plants for indoor air purification also labeled them—along with Philodendron and spider plants—as the most effective in removing formaldehyde from the air. 💨 The genus name Epipremnum comes from the Greek roots meaning 'upon' and 'stump', since these plants are expert tree climbers! All parts of them are toxic, so be sure to keep them away from furry friends and small children.


Epipremnum aureum 'Emerald'

Also known as

pothos emerald green and Epipremnum Aurem 'Emerald'

How to care for Emerald Pothos


How often to water your Emerald Pothos

Water needs for Emerald Pothos
0.5 cups
every 9

Emerald Pothos needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Emerald Pothos

Water 0.5 cups every

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Emerald Pothos in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Emerald Pothos: 6ft from a window
6ft or less from
a window

Emerald Pothos can tolerate being far from a window and light source.

Place it less than 6 feet from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Emerald Pothos in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Emerald Pothos

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Emerald Pothos: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Emerald Pothos after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Emerald Pothos

Emerald Pothos

Emerald Pothos

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 6ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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