Plant Care Golden Pothos
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Golden Pothos

4.8 out of 5 (172 experiences)

Golden Pothos has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Golden Pothos has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

ceylon creeper, hunter's robe, ivy arum, money plant, silver vine, Solomon Islands Ivy, marble queen, taro vine, devil's ivy, devil's vine, Manjula Pothos, Pothos Snow Queen, Devil's-ivy, Devils Ivy, Shangri La, Snow Queen Pothos and jessenia pothos

Taxonomy

Epipremnum aureum
Epipremnum
Araceae
Alismatales

What other plant parents say

Golden Pothos has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 123
Golden Pothos has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 117
Golden Pothos has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 116
Golden Pothos has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 72
Golden Pothos has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 15
Golden Pothos has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 10
Golden Pothos has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 8
Golden Pothos has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 3
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Denver, CO
Rating of the plant Golden Pothos named Pothos2 by Gabyloveswater on Greg, the plant care app
04/13/2021

I thought this would be the easiest species of my plants to take care of, but the leaf stems have been curling more inwards lately and not dangling as they did when I took them home. Honestly these a…

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Sarahsalith avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Golden Pothos named Joey's Plant by Sarahsalith on Greg, the plant care app
04/11/2021

Hands down- this is the plant to get. Whether you are new to plants or a pro, Golden Pothos won't let you down. It'll never run around and desert you. It (usually) won't make you cry and it'll never…

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Altplantmom avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Golden Pothos named harvey by Altplantmom on Greg, the plant care app
03/08/2021

This was the first plant I got; I got it at Lowe’s, and literally, he’s been through so much and he’s still great. Harvey (my plant) has trekked through lack of water, all four seasons, and lots of e…

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Houston, TX
Rating of the plant Golden Pothos named Sherlock by Doctorwatson02 on Greg, the plant care app
02/28/2021

Pothos are among some of the easiest to propagate, they can stay propagated in water for a while and do fairly well in water propagation. They’re tough and hardy, they survive the elements. The mot…

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Pembroke Pines, FL
Rating of the plant Golden Pothos named Gaga by Sofiaavello on Greg, the plant care app
03/29/2021

i bought this beauty from a woman in a warehouse market where she said the plant was grown. as you can imagine, there were some weak vines and leaves due to the overall lack of light, but for the mos…

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Athena61 avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Golden Pothos named Bella by Athena61 on Greg, the plant care app
03/28/2021

This has been the easiest plant ever for me to grow. It pretty much raised itself. Before I got into really understanding plant care Bella lived wherever I placed her. Her typical care was to water w…

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San Diego, CA
Rating of the plant Golden Pothos named Lucifer by Sasharosedarkus on Greg, the plant care app
04/09/2021

One of the easiest plants to start with if you’re planning on growing a plant collection. It’s not my favorite plant, yet I seem to be always propagating it, probably because it roots very fast. Hone…

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Baltimore, MD
Rating of the plant Golden Pothos named Poppi by Neeviez on Greg, the plant care app
04/17/2021

Propagated this bad boy from one cutting. Divided by each node w air roots and stuck it n water! Planted it 2 weeks later when the roots got to around 2 inches. Such an easy plant baby to grow and sh…

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Peachtree City, GA
Rating of the plant Golden Pothos named Pothos by Kait on Greg, the plant care app
02/15/2021

grows so fast and it’s so hardy!! let’s you know exactly when it needs to be watered bc the leaves start to droop and he doesn’t mind a late watering. keep it on a high shelf or hanging to keep out o…

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Sunnyplantmom avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Golden Pothos named Pooh Bear by Sunnyplantmom on Greg, the plant care app
04/19/2021

I love this plant but it is a high maintenance plant. Once you find it’s place in your home, it will do EXTREMELY well. But until then, it can brown easily and leaves will fall off. Tend to it’s wate…

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How to care for Golden Pothos

Water

How often to water your Golden Pothos

Water needs for Golden Pothos
0.5 cups
every 9

Golden 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 Golden Pothos

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

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 Golden Pothos in your home

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

Golden 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 đź’Ş.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Golden Pothos

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Golden 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 Golden Pothos after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Golden Pothos

Golden Pothos

Golden Pothos


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 6ft from a window

Nutrients

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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