Plant Care Golden Pothos
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Golden Pothos

4.8 out of 5 (993 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, jessenia pothos, variegated devils ivy, Green Dragon, Global Green Pothos, Goldilocks Pothos and Emerald Pothos

Taxonomy

Epipremnum aureum
Epipremnum
Araceae
Alismatales

What other plant parents say

Golden Pothos has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 710
Golden Pothos has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 674
Golden Pothos has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 608
Golden Pothos has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 457
Golden Pothos has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 103
Golden Pothos has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 92
Golden Pothos has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 63
Golden Pothos has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 28
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Denver, CO
Rating of the plant Golden Pothos named Lucious 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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Richmond, BC
Rating of the plant Golden Pothos named Ethos by Teyawij on Greg, the plant care app
05/30/2021

Honestly, there is so many things I love about this plant. When I first got him about a year ago, he has about 4 leaves and 4 stems, a stubby little guy. I wanted to try having a hanging plant and sa…

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Plantbased93 avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Golden Pothos named Morgan Treeman by Plantbased93 on Greg, the plant care app
04/30/2021

It’s practically impossible to kill a pothos! Be sure it gets enough light (bright, indirect, but it also likes direct sun in the evening these days), if it doesn’t the golden pattern in its leaves w…

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Sarahsalith avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Golden Pothos named Pothos - 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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Getplanting avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Golden Pothos named willow by Getplanting on Greg, the plant care app
05/14/2021

grows so fast wow. don’t be scared if there’s yellow leafs most likely it’s an old leaf and they do this to make new room for more fresh leaves so simply just take them off, if you don’t they will ju…

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Agatha avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Golden Pothos named Potty by Agatha on Greg, the plant care app
04/24/2021

My pothos is THRIVING in my medium light corner. I got it small in a 4” pot in August last year. They are now enormous and bushy in 6” pots, and keep getting bigger. They have started trailing as wel…

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Minneapolis, MN
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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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 located in Phoenix, AZ.

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.

Plant care guide for Golden Pothos in Phoenix, AZ

Phoenix, AZ

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Growing Golden Pothos in Phoenix right now

Light needs for plant Golden Pothos in Phoenix, AZ

Plant growth potential is currently very high 📈

June 15th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Phoenix is currently very high 📈. The plant growth potential in your area is currently at its peak! 🌿

The availability of high quality sunlight…

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Light needs for plant Golden Pothos in Phoenix, AZ

Sunlight intensity will increase by 6.5% ☀️

June 15th, 2021

Phoenix is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Phoenix is expected to increase by 6.5% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 23.8 megajoules of energy per m2 pe…

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Light needs for plant Golden Pothos in Phoenix, AZ

Daylight will increase by 0.6 hours 📈

June 15th, 2021

This month, Phoenix is getting an average of 13.4 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 4.6% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 14.2 total hours of day…

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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 maximize the potential for growth during this time of higher sunlight intensity in Phoenix, AZ ☀️.️

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.

When to repot Golden Pothos

Nutrient needs for plant Golden Pothos in Phoenix, AZ

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

June 14th, 2021

The growing potential in Phoenix is very high 📈.

It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot …

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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 your location in Phoenix, AZ, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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