Plant Care Neon Pothos

Neon Pothos

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Neon Pothos has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate

About Neon Pothos

The bright yellow/green leaves of the neon pothos make them a popular choice for bringing color to your plant collection. Feng shui experts say placing 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 'Neon'
Epipremnum
Araceae
Alismatales

How to care for Neon Pothos

💦 Water

How often to water your Neon Pothos

Water needs for Neon Pothos
0.5 cups
every 9

Neon Pothos needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

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 Neon Pothos

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Neon Pothos in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Neon Pothos: 6ft from a window
6ft or less from
a window

Neon 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 💪.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Neon Pothos in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Neon Pothos

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Neon 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 Neon Pothos after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

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

Benefits of Growing Neon Pothos →

Common Neon Pothos Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Neon Pothos prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Neon Pothos Water Frequency →

Neon Pothos Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Neon 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 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Neon Pothos Light Requirements →

Neon Pothos Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Neon Pothos is not safe to consume. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.

Neon Pothos Toxicity to Humans →


💨 Humidity

Neon Pothos doesn’t require additional humidity. Plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves, so the best way to provide humidity for your plants is through watering the soil.

Neon Pothos Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Neon Pothos does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

When and How to Successfully Repot Neon Pothos →


💩 Fertilizer

Neon Pothos should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!

How Much and When to Fertilize Neon Pothos →


❄️ Dormancy

It’s common for Neon Pothos to go dormant in the wintertime and you may notice their growth slow down. Waterings should be spaced out more during this time.


🌎 Native Region

Neon Pothos is native to tropical China through Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands.


🌸 Flowers

Neon Pothos does not flower.

Neon Pothos Flowers →


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Neon Pothos is a naturally climbing plant and can be trained to climb indoors if you provide a moss pole or trellis. The newest growth will emerge from the end of the stems.

How and When to Prune Neon Pothos →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Neon Pothos can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 10a-12a. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Neon Pothos Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation

Neon Pothos can be propagated by the stem method. To propagate:

  • Make a cut just above the node. The node is the break in the stem where the leaf emerges.
  • To get the cutting to root, you can either:
    • Place the cutting in water until roots emerge and are ~2” long and then transplant into well-draining soil, or
    • Place the cutting directly into well-draining soil and water when dry.

🍂 Yellow Leaves

Yellow leaves aren’t always a reason to panic, and can be a normal part of a plant’s life cycle. Unless brand new leaves are turning yellow or all the leaves change color at once, it’s likely just your plant shedding old leaves.

Overwatering and root rot are the most likely cause of problems in Neon Pothos, since they are sensitive to wet soil. The leaves may also appear to be curling or drooping. Less often, yellow leaves are caused by underwatering, nutrient deficiencies, or pests.

Replace soggy soil with fresh, dry soil and download Greg to make sure your plant never gets overwatered again!


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Neon Pothos

Neon Pothos

Neon Pothos


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 6ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Neon Pothos has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 91
Neon Pothos has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 83
Neon Pothos has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 74
Neon Pothos has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 49
Neon Pothos has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 9
Neon Pothos has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 5
@KaylieS avatar
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leaf-1 36 Plants
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globe Leawood, KS
01/13/2022

Easy to care for. Easy to make more!!

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
@KaylieS avatar
@@KaylieS
leaf-1 36 Plants
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globe Leawood, KS
01/13/2022

One of my fave pothos!! So easy to propagate. And they can bounce back from anything. Very solid.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
@mossycabbages avatar
@@mossycabbages
leaf-1 66 Plants
xp 3,455 XP
12/28/2021

This pothos is striking with the most gorgeous bright green! It grows quickly and is very tolerant to neglect

Fast grower Fast grower
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Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
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@Megan avatar
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leaf-1 66 Plants
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globe Washington, DC
11/28/2021

Easy easy easy! Doesn’t need a ton of attention.

Gwynee avatar
@Gwynee
leaf-1 2 Plants
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globe Nashville, TN
11/16/2021

like all pothos, my neon is pretty easy to take care of! although i am in a dorm that only has one window that gets good light, but not enough for him- he’s fine but he’s lost a little neon and is a bit of a green all over. but super pretty and easy to propagate!

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
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@Happlesful avatar
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leaf-1 88 Plants
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globe Newstead, Queensland
10/21/2021

Super easy to grow. This plant is quite hardy. The neon leaves are just beautiful.

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leaf-1 10 Plants
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globe Lynnwood, WA
10/10/2021

I cannot kill this plant

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Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
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@candyplants avatar
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leaf-1 15 Plants
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globe Toronto, Ontario
09/30/2021

Easy to care for like most pothos. Better to underwater than overwater, also like most pothos. You can wait until the soil is fully dry for a mature neon pothos before watering.

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globe Ephrata, PA
09/29/2021

Very pretty and easygoing.

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globe Decatur, GA
09/20/2021

Check the soil DO NOT overwater you will kill it. Err on the side of caution finger test the soil. Needs adequate light to maintain vibrant leaves.

@Elisabeth avatar
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globe San Marcos, TX
09/12/2021

No direct sunlight

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@Cassrose avatar
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leaf-1 51 Plants
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globe New York
08/31/2021

Lovely plant that is easy to propagate and grows fairly quickly

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Fast grower Fast grower
Michaela avatar
@Michaela
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globe Crisfield, MD
08/24/2021

Strong and beautiful plants! Mine had a bird make a nest in it and raise her babies. I thought for sure it would be dead afterwards but it’s made an amazing come back!

Fast grower Fast grower
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Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
@alliantoniuk avatar
@@alliantoniuk
leaf-1 6 Plants
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08/21/2021

Neon Pothos is a rare pothos and is super cool! In order to keep its viberant colour it is best to keep in a sunnier spot over a dimmer one.

Fast grower Fast grower
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Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
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leaf-1 15 Plants
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globe Santa Ana, CA
07/23/2021

queen doesn’t wanna stop browning

Blooms easily Blooms easily
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leaf-1 18 Plants
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07/19/2021

Love love love

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Browns easily Browns easily
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@Stephanie
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globe Baton Rouge, LA
07/14/2021

love her and have made many clipping from her

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@Sezza avatar
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leaf-1 13 Plants
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07/14/2021

My longest surviving plant, grows fast looks nice

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
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@Ella
leaf-1 3 Plants
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globe Raleigh, NC
07/07/2021

Easy-going and can easily tell when to water

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globe Hartland, MI
07/03/2021

super cool plant to have and very easy to work with

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