4.8 out of 5 (270 experiences)
About Jade Pothos
Jade pothos deep green leaves are definitely a fan favorite. 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. 💨
Epipremnum aureum 'Jade'
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 and Centipede Tongavine
How to care for Jade Pothos
Jade 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 Boston, Massachusetts.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
February 4th, 2023
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Boston is currently low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determinin…
February 1st, 2023
Boston is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Boston is expected to increase by 44.8% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.8 megajoules of energy per m2 per …
February 5th, 2023
This month, Boston is getting an average of 6.6 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will increase by 14.6% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.5 total hours of dayl…
Jade 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 Boston, Massachusetts ⛅.
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 Jade Pothos after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
What other plant parents say
These bad boys are *damn near impossible* to kill. This was grown from cuttings from my mom, lived in a cup of water for several YEARS getting watered at irregular intervals, pruned back several times when it got too leggy, survived a bout of root rot… even when it finally got a pot, I still didn’t give it all the love it deserved. But here it is, possibly a decade later, thriving away. My favorite thing about pothos is how well it communicates, its leaves get very dramatic when it needs water, but bounce back quickly.
If your green thumb isn’t so green this is the plant for you. Super easy to grow. Before I discovered Greg I watered it when it looked droopy. Since watering on a schedule it’s doubled in size. It loves fresh rain water but tolerates tap water and will thrive in indirect sunlight but does well with minimal light too. When the vines get too long I cut it off and put the cuttings in a glass of water to root. Once the cuttings have roots plant them in good soil and you’ve got another plant to enjoy.
I’ve had this plant for over 40 years. Why is it so small, you ask? I’ve nearly killed it numerous times, the last time so badly that all I could do to save it was take cuttings. I think the plain old jade pothos is so under-rated. I don’t ever even see it in stores anymore but it’s a gorgeous, shiny green and I prefer it to my variegated ones. Check back in a couple of years. I bet he’ll be huge again.
Easy to care for and usually hallways have lush, shiny green foliage. I admit I forget to water as frequently as I should but she thrives just as well as some of my desert plants! She’s even grown a few extra leaves while I wasn’t looking. My mom use to grow pothos while I was growing up and she still has the same mother plant along with quite a few clippings that she propagated and she’s even given quite a few away over the years. She’s always loved her pothos and when I started my plant journey and I knew it would be a good pick. They survive easily, it has to endure major neglect for even a few the leaves to brown, even I have maybe encountered one brown leaf from any my plants. At the same time, it’s hard to overwater these plants and they grow super fast. Even the clippings usually only take a few days, tops two weeks before the roots are ready to plant into dirt. My mom always just cut off the super long vines and would stick them in a vase with water until they had long enough roots and I don’t think she ever even had any of the clippings die! Very easy beginner plant even for the brownest of thumbs.