Plant Care Golden Pothos

Golden Pothos

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

About Golden Pothos

Feng shui experts say placing golden 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 golden pothos—along with Philodendron and spider plants—as the most effective in removing formaldehyde from the air. 💨

Taxonomy

Epipremnum aureum
Epipremnum
Araceae
Alismatales

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, Emerald Pothos, Neon Pothos, Lemon Lime Pothos, golden pathos, Epipremnum aureum 'Neon variegata', Jade Pothos, Manjulas Pothos, Marble Queen Pothos and Manjula pothos HANSOTI14

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 Columbia, South Carolina.

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 Columbia, South Carolina

Columbia, South Carolina

52% Low

Growing Golden Pothos in Columbia right now

Light needs for plant Golden Pothos in Columbia, South Carolina

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

December 2nd, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Columbia is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determin…

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Light needs for plant Golden Pothos in Columbia, South Carolina

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 23.3% ☀️

November 30th, 2021

Columbia is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Columbia is expected to decrease by 23.3% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 9.0 megajoules of energy per m2 pe…

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Light needs for plant Golden Pothos in Columbia, South Carolina

Daylight will decrease by 0.8 hours 📉

December 2nd, 2021

This month, Columbia is getting an average of 8.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 7.9% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.7 total hours of dayl…

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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 💪.

We wouldn’t recommend testing its limits during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Columbia, South Carolina ⛅.

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 Columbia, South Carolina

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

December 2nd, 2021

The growing potential in Columbia is low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to repo…

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FAQs
Difficulty Level

Golden Pothos is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!


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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 Columbia, South Carolina, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Golden Pothos has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1572
Golden Pothos has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1473
Golden Pothos has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1320
Golden Pothos has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 990
Golden Pothos has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 213
Golden Pothos has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 185
Golden Pothos has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 159
Golden Pothos has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 56
Thatgirlwholikesplants avatar
@Thatgirlwholikesplants
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 137 XP
11/30/2021

I got Turnip, a golden pathos.
And what’s amazing is the fact that if you even THINK of getting another one- DONT. You can clip a piece off and put it in a jar of water! I have some in my bedroom and they’re so pretty. I can have them dangle over things!

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Fast grower Fast grower
Kelcey avatar
@Kelcey
leaf-1 8 Plants
xp 96 XP
11/29/2021

This is my FIRST plant ever! I propagated her from 4 clippings from a friend back in July. I just love watching her grow!

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Megan avatar
@Megan
leaf-1 117 Plants
xp 7,120 XP
globe Washington, District of Columbia
11/28/2021

Very easy plant. Good for beginners.

Looks nice in a pot mixed with other varieties of pothos too!

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Megan avatar
@Megan
leaf-1 117 Plants
xp 7,120 XP
globe Washington, District of Columbia
11/28/2021

Very easy to grow and keep happy!

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Megan avatar
@Megan
leaf-1 117 Plants
xp 7,120 XP
globe Washington, District of Columbia
11/28/2021

Very easy plant - props easily.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Thegoodwench avatar
@Thegoodwench
leaf-1 37 Plants
xp 637 XP
globe Gilbert, Arizona
11/28/2021

I have no idea how you’d kill one of these. Easiest plant ever.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Missjazzage avatar
@Missjazzage
leaf-1 19 Plants
xp 609 XP
globe Powell, Ohio
11/26/2021

I absolutely adore this plant. I received it when my grandpa passed away this fall, so I’m determined to keep it alive. As a plant novice, I was a little worried but luckily that is pretty easy to keep this guy happy!
Such a gorgeous plant and makes me smile every time I look at it.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Cheryl avatar
@Cheryl
leaf-1 8 Plants
xp 106 XP
globe Blakely, Pennsylvania
11/25/2021

Easy to grow great for beginners

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Moshpitmarket avatar
@Moshpitmarket
leaf-1 30 Plants
xp 319 XP
globe Dallas, Texas
11/24/2021

Pothos was my first and still is my favorite plant. They’re beautiful and easy to maintain!

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
John avatar
@John
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 57 XP
globe Trenton, Michigan
11/23/2021

Digs being left alone. On the top of a cabinet, likes it by the window 👍🏼

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Alexnoonan avatar
@Alexnoonan
leaf-1 16 Plants
xp 936 XP
11/23/2021

My golden pothos is in a pretty sunny spot in my home and has been a slow but steady grower. I love watching these gorgeous leaves unfurl!

Karen avatar
@Karen
leaf-1 8 Plants
xp 96 XP
globe Amarillo, Texas
11/22/2021

Easy peasy!

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Gracecastleberry avatar
@Gracecastleberry
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 164 XP
11/21/2021

The leaves (for me) seem to brown easy and without drainage it’s easy to overwater, but they are survivors! Good and easy to take care of!

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Jenngersnap08 avatar
@Jenngersnap08
leaf-1 10 Plants
xp 278 XP
globe North Palm Beach, Florida
11/21/2021

This plant can grow anywhere! I have one in my kitchen that gets barely any natural light. I have one at my office that is growing out of control and it gets zero natural light. Great starter plant!

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
3ozzeeza avatar
@3ozzeeza
leaf-1 8 Plants
xp 171 XP
globe Jeddah, Makkah Province
11/21/2021

Indoor/outdoor plant
Can survive in the shadows
Doesn’t need frequent watering

Survivor Survivor
Savi avatar
@Savi
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 42 XP
11/20/2021

Strong vines and very hardy (due to me being a newbie) and not to mention the green color brightens the room and calms the energy and quite possibly nourishes your eyes.

Survivor Survivor
Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Beequiet avatar
@Beequiet
leaf-1 10 Plants
xp 353 XP
globe Elizabeth, New Jersey
11/19/2021

helped me develop my green thumb, doesn’t hate me if i forget to water, i love it so much!

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Mj avatar
@Mj
leaf-1 15 Plants
xp 318 XP
globe Austin, Texas
11/19/2021

Great plant for beginners.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
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@Ifonlyfloramoment
leaf-1 10 Plants
xp 282 XP
globe San Francisco, California
11/16/2021

They’re thirsty!

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
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@Cur3dac1d
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 48 XP
globe Sapulpa, Oklahoma
11/16/2021

It’s honestly my best friends plant but I added him to make sure he gets watered on time :) I love Kevin, he is a very good boy

Pet friendly Pet friendly
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves

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