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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
How often to water your 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 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.
Water 0.5 cups every
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Finding light for Jade Pothos in your home
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 Sacramento, California ⛅.
How to fertilize Jade Pothos
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.
Jade Pothos is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!
Jade 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.
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 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.
Jade 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.
Jade 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.
Jade 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!
Jade 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!
It’s common for Jade Pothos to go dormant in the wintertime and you may notice their growth slow down. Waterings should be spaced out more during this time.
Jade Pothos is native to tropical China through Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands.
Jade Pothos does not flower.
Jade 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.
USDA Hardiness Zone
Jade Pothos can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 10a-12a. Find your local hardiness zone here.
Jade 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 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 Jade 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!
Care Summary for Jade Pothos
0.5 cups every 9 days
< 6ft from a window
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
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.