Plant Care Golden Pothos
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Golden Pothos

4.8 out of 5 (2069 experiences)

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 and Epipremnum aureum 'Neon variegata'

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 Memphis, Tennessee.

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 Memphis, Tennessee

Memphis, Tennessee

71% Medium

Growing Golden Pothos in Memphis right now

Light needs for plant Golden Pothos in Memphis, Tennessee

Plant growth potential is currently medium 👌

October 20th, 2021

Sunlight energy as measured by “net radiation” in Memphis is currently medium 👌.

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

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Light needs for plant Golden Pothos in Memphis, Tennessee

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 30.3% ☀️

October 21st, 2021

Memphis is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Memphis is expected to decrease by 30.3% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.9 megajoules of energy per m2 per…

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Light needs for plant Golden Pothos in Memphis, Tennessee

Daylight will decrease by 1.6 hours 📉

October 20th, 2021

This month, Memphis is getting an average of 10.1 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 12.9% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.5 total hours of da…

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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 💪.️

Memphis, Tennessee currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help ensure this plant has adequate ingredients for growth by treating it to ample light ☀️.

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 Memphis, Tennessee

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

October 17th, 2021

The growing potential in Memphis is medium 👌.

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 any…

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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 Memphis, Tennessee, 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 1476
Golden Pothos has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1373
Golden Pothos has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1237
Golden Pothos has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 946
Golden Pothos has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 203
Golden Pothos has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 176
Golden Pothos has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 156
Golden Pothos has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 54
Jordan avatar
@Jordan
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 115 XP
10/21/2021

Amazing plant, super easy to care for, long vines ❤️🪴

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
Lycheebrat avatar
@Lycheebrat
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 31 XP
globe Woodbridge, Virginia
10/20/2021

I enjoy plants that you can see growth & pathos are known to grow quite long. They’re so gorgeous & can easily add décor to a place.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Ben avatar
@Ben
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 26 XP
10/20/2021

Love this plant!

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Tasteofvanilla0 avatar
@Tasteofvanilla0
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 56 XP
globe Dallas, Texas
10/20/2021

Great first plant for beginners. This plant definitely has a personality to fit EVERY personality! Lol. Love watching her grow and makes me feel like I have a successful green thumb (:

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Pest magnet Pest magnet
Judy avatar
@Judy
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 31 XP
globe Punggol, Singapore
10/20/2021

Grows fast!! :)

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Fast grower Fast grower
Avik avatar
@Avik
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 76 XP
globe Snohomish, Washington
10/19/2021

It is big and need to buy big pot for it

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Mariel avatar
@Mariel
leaf-1 14 Plants
xp 235 XP
globe New Orleans, Louisiana
10/19/2021

Love all my potros, easiest indoor plant to start with and easy to propagate

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Fast grower Fast grower
Jcvc10 avatar
@Jcvc10
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 98 XP
globe Des Plaines, Illinois
10/18/2021

idk how he does it but after not
knowing how to care for him and not properly potting him he’s still alive

Survivor Survivor
Jcvc10 avatar
@Jcvc10
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 98 XP
globe Des Plaines, Illinois
10/18/2021

she’s very strong and can live in harsh conditions and stay alive during your depressions

Survivor Survivor
Melissa avatar
@Melissa
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 136 XP
globe Bexhill, England
10/14/2021

Mines hanging in the bedroom quite close to the window but not direct and seems to
Like it there and has grown pretty fast since I received it in September

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Pet friendly Pet friendly
B_smooth25 avatar
@B_smooth25
leaf-1 7 Plants
xp 134 XP
10/14/2021

This plant is known to clear the air!

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Tinasplantasia avatar
@Tinasplantasia
leaf-1 11 Plants
xp 281 XP
globe Kingswood, New South Wales
10/12/2021

Easy to take care of

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Miamelia24 avatar
@Miamelia24
leaf-1 11 Plants
xp 269 XP
globe Fishers, Indiana
10/10/2021

I’ve had this plant for months now and it just keeps growing! I love it!! Absolutely gorgeous plant and its vine adds so much personality to my room!

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Alexander avatar
@Alexander
leaf-1 9 Plants
xp 203 XP
globe Lynnwood, Washington
10/10/2021

These plants are hearty and seem to only be affected by to little water.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Alexander avatar
@Alexander
leaf-1 9 Plants
xp 203 XP
globe Lynnwood, Washington
10/10/2021

I cannot kill this plant

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Nessa_ledonne avatar
@Nessa_ledonne
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 42 XP
10/10/2021

i kill plants SO easily and this bitch never dies 😩

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Browns easily Browns easily
Fast grower Fast grower
Alicia avatar
@Alicia
leaf-1 22 Plants
xp 366 XP
globe Billings, Montana
10/09/2021

Easy plant that is as beautiful as it looks!

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
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@Madlikesgreekmythology
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 275 XP
10/06/2021

Easy for low light areas. Very tolerable plants- easy to care for as long as you water when their leaves droop a little bit. 👍

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Ellaree avatar
@Ellaree
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 149 XP
globe Utica, Michigan
10/06/2021

Easy to care for grows fast and full . She is my favorite!

Ses avatar
@Ses
leaf-1 12 Plants
xp 253 XP
globe Denver, Colorado
10/06/2021

Always green, low maintenance, long vines that can be arranged - beautiful.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor

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