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 San Diego, 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 San Diego, California

San Diego, California

56% Medium

Growing Golden Pothos in San Diego right now

Light needs for plant Golden Pothos in San Diego, California

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

December 9th, 2021

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

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

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Light needs for plant Golden Pothos in San Diego, California

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 17.4% ☀️

December 9th, 2021

San Diego is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in San Diego is expected to decrease by 17.4% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.3 megajoules of energy per m2…

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Light needs for plant Golden Pothos in San Diego, California

Daylight will decrease by 0.7 hours 📉

December 8th, 2021

This month, San Diego is getting an average of 10.3 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 6.2% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.8 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 💪.️

San Diego, California 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 San Diego, California

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

December 6th, 2021

The growing potential in San Diego 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 a…

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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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Yellow Leaves

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 San Diego, 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 1594
Golden Pothos has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1493
Golden Pothos has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1334
Golden Pothos has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 999
Golden Pothos has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 217
Golden Pothos has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 187
Golden Pothos has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 160
Golden Pothos has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 56
Kaylies avatar
@Kaylies
leaf-1 62 Plants
xp 2,477 XP
globe Leawood, Kansas
12/09/2021

Fast grower and very durable.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Smokinaura avatar
@Smokinaura
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 188 XP
12/08/2021

I LOOOOOOOVEEEEE A POTHOS. Literally so easy to take care of & they are gorgeous❤️

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Sarah avatar
@Sarah
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 26 XP
globe Bury St Edmunds, England
12/07/2021

It’s easy to care for

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Newplantmom503 avatar
@Newplantmom503
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 49 XP
globe Portland, Oregon
12/05/2021

It does grow long so make sure it’s in a space where it can grow. And make sure to give it sun!

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
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@Emilybeam_14
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 56 XP
globe Cranbrook, British Columbia
12/05/2021

Everytime I kill this plant it comes back to life no matter how dead

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
Thegoodwench avatar
@Thegoodwench
leaf-1 38 Plants
xp 692 XP
globe Gilbert, Arizona
12/04/2021

Easiest plant ever

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Bryan avatar
@Bryan
leaf-1 18 Plants
xp 222 XP
globe Phoenix, Arizona
12/04/2021

Love this one looks great! Definitely a real

Fast grower Fast grower
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Opheliaio avatar
@Opheliaio
leaf-1 11 Plants
xp 231 XP
globe Norton, Massachusetts
12/03/2021

one of my oldest plants :) my pothos has tripled in size since i got her in early 2020. she does well in all lights and all environments. i’ve noticed in her current placement next to a north facing window, she gets a yellow leaf about once a week. but she is big and gorgeous and i love her :)

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
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@Thatgirlwholikesplants
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 157 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 100 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-1 118 Plants
xp 7,170 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-1 118 Plants
xp 7,170 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-1 118 Plants
xp 7,170 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 38 Plants
xp 692 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
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@Missjazzage
leaf-1 21 Plants
xp 741 XP
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 9 Plants
xp 134 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 381 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 59 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 940 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 104 XP
globe Amarillo, Texas
11/22/2021

Easy peasy!

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

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