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Golden Pothos

4.8 out of 5 (2052 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 Sacramento, California.

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 Sacramento, California

Sacramento, California

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Growing Golden Pothos in Sacramento right now

Light needs for plant Golden Pothos in Sacramento, California

Plant growth potential is currently medium 👌

October 16th, 2021

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

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

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Light needs for plant Golden Pothos in Sacramento, California

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 32.8% ☀️

October 16th, 2021

Sacramento is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Sacramento is expected to decrease by 32.8% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 11.4 megajoules of energy per …

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Light needs for plant Golden Pothos in Sacramento, California

Daylight will decrease by 1.8 hours 📉

October 16th, 2021

This month, Sacramento is getting an average of 12.0 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 14.6% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.4 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 maximize the potential for growth during this time of higher sunlight intensity in Sacramento, California ☀️.️

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.

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 Sacramento, California, 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 1466
Golden Pothos has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1360
Golden Pothos has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1230
Golden Pothos has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 936
Golden Pothos has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 202
Golden Pothos has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 175
Golden Pothos has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 156
Golden Pothos has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 53
Melissa avatar
@Melissa
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 131 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 128 XP
10/14/2021

This plant is known to clear the air!

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Abby avatar
@Abby
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 79 XP
globe Pataskala, Ohio
10/12/2021

Great house plant for beginners

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Tinasplantasia avatar
@Tinasplantasia
leaf-1 11 Plants
xp 275 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 8 Plants
xp 209 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 199 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 199 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 41 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 358 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
Madlikesgreekmythology avatar
@Madlikesgreekmythology
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 254 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 243 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
Cellakay avatar
@Cellakay
leaf-1 56 Plants
xp 1,213 XP
globe Lake Stevens, Washington
10/05/2021

Easy to grow.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Marisa avatar
@Marisa
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 87 XP
globe Goose Creek, South Carolina
10/03/2021

grows vines that can be pretty long

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Laceykindasucks avatar
@Laceykindasucks
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 58 XP
10/03/2021

Super easy to take care of

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Browns easily Browns easily
Erinrobert22 avatar
@Erinrobert22
leaf-1 22 Plants
xp 390 XP
10/03/2021

DONT OVERWATER

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Lan avatar
@Lan
leaf-1 31 Plants
xp 501 XP
globe Jacksonville, North Carolina
10/02/2021

Awesome

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
H.fowler avatar
@H.fowler
leaf-1 19 Plants
xp 324 XP
globe Moline, Illinois
10/02/2021

It likes to spread out and grow, so make sure you have room for it! Make it fun and run it along a wall, piece of furniture, or from ceiling to floor!

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Ashleyperry avatar
@Ashleyperry
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 133 XP
globe Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
10/01/2021

Pothos plants are perfect for everyone! They’re not picky about lighting or water and their long vines look beautiful wherever you place them. Pothos are also super easy to propagate, even for beginners

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Queen avatar
@Queen
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 27 XP
globe Aurora, Colorado
10/01/2021

It’s a air purifier I like that it grows like a vine and I think that’s cute

Survivor Survivor
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate

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