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. 😌\nA 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

Devil's Ivy, Ceylon Creeper, Hunter's Robe, Ivy Arum, Money Plant, Silver Vine, Solomon Islands Ivy, Taro Vine, Devil's Vine, Centipede Tongavine, Variegated Neon Pothos, Pothos 'Scrambled Egg' sport and Giant Hawaiian Pothos

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 Indianapolis, Indiana.

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 Indianapolis, Indiana

Indianapolis, Indiana

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Growing Golden Pothos in Indianapolis right now

Light needs for plant Golden Pothos in Indianapolis, Indiana

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

November 25th, 2022

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

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

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Light needs for plant Golden Pothos in Indianapolis, Indiana

Sunlight will decrease by 32.8% ☀️

November 23rd, 2022

Indianapolis is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Indianapolis is expected to decrease by 32.8% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 7.7 megajoules of energy p…

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Light needs for plant Golden Pothos in Indianapolis, Indiana

Daylight will decrease by 1.5 hours 📉

November 20th, 2022

This month, Indianapolis is getting an average of 9.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 13.5% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.3 total hours of…

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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 Indianapolis, Indiana ⛅.

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 Indianapolis, Indiana

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

November 25th, 2022

The growing potential in Indianapolis is very 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 bes…

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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 Indianapolis, Indiana, 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 1775
Golden Pothos has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1690
Golden Pothos has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1484
Golden Pothos has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1111
Golden Pothos has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 203
Golden Pothos has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 189
Golden Pothos has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 61
Messyjessi avatar
@Messyjessi
leaf-1 46 Plants
xp 2,313 XP
04/19/2022

Very easy to grow and they look really cool! I’m a beginner and I did really well with them

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@Gbrownie1
leaf-1 14 Plants
xp 1,027 XP
04/09/2022

-grows SUPER quickly in bright light
-low light tolerant

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Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
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Mirandaaplanet avatar
@Mirandaaplanet
leaf-1 120 Plants
xp 8,283 XP
04/03/2022

Great first plant!!!

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
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Stefany avatar
@Stefany
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 43 XP
03/29/2022

Easy to take care n brighten a room when growing and makes u smile see how it’s growing

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Fast grower Fast grower
Heartling avatar
@Heartling
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 135 XP
03/28/2022

It’s really nice, idk what else to say other than it’s very easy to take care of :)

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
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@Lithefenorchid
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 36 XP
globe Bridgeton, MO
03/25/2022

I got Flouis as a house warming gift so she’s still fairly new but she’s looking like she’s loving her home so far 💕

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Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Severine avatar
@Severine
leaf-1 49 Plants
xp 1,715 XP
03/25/2022

One of the easiest plant to start with for me:)

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
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Mabes avatar
@Mabes
leaf-1 73 Plants
xp 4,766 XP
globe Los Angeles, CA
03/21/2022

Golden pothos was one of my first houseplants. It’s still thriving to this day!! You can have it trail down or you can train it to climb up!!

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Ccrocco avatar
@Ccrocco
leaf-1 56 Plants
xp 3,664 XP
globe Roseville, CA
03/16/2022

Good first houseplant. Can practically watch it grown. Isn’t too picky with light or watering, and works great with any decor.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
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@Parsleys_plants
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 208 XP
globe Walla Walla, WA
03/16/2022

Easy to take care of, looks stunning, and can have beautiful vines!🪴🌿👌😁💚

Survivor Survivor
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
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@Lovingsunnyaz
leaf-1 25 Plants
xp 6,278 XP
globe Goodyear, AZ
03/15/2022

An easy care plant that doesn’t require much, but keeps on giving!!

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Blooms easily Blooms easily
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@Profoundredrose
leaf-1 8 Plants
xp 761 XP
globe Johnston, RI
03/14/2022

Big

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Browns easily Browns easily
Delia avatar
@Delia
leaf-1 46 Plants
xp 816 XP
globe Modesto, CA
03/14/2022

I love mines

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
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Rachel avatar
@Rachel
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 126 XP
globe Alexandria, VA
03/13/2022

This plant is straight up impossible to kill

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
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@Carefreefanpalm
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 156 XP
03/12/2022

Handles neglect, no need for direct sun

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
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@Beaubatea
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 187 XP
globe Kailua, HI
03/07/2022

this plant was given mealybugs from a neighboring plant but was one of 2 plants which were able to recover from the infestation and come back inside ! it’s pretty durable and forgiving if you forget to water it for a week or so. this plant has been great overall :))

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
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@Primolimetuff
leaf-1 33 Plants
xp 1,394 XP
globe Marshville, NC
03/06/2022

Love Goldie. The color is beautiful

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Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
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Ccrocco avatar
@Ccrocco
leaf-1 56 Plants
xp 3,664 XP
globe Roseville, CA
03/05/2022

Mine loves lots of sun, and to be soaked once top soil 2” dry. 😁

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Blooms easily Blooms easily
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India avatar
@India
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 84 XP
globe Edgware, England
02/27/2022

she is my queen literally obsessed with her she never dies 🙏🙏 which is great because i literally never water her ever

Survivor Survivor
Insidegarden avatar
@Insidegarden
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 142 XP
02/25/2022

Grows when it’s ignored! Neglected watering seems to spur it on. He’s in bright, indirect sunlight all day. Only direct light in the evenings and a distance from the window.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
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