Plant Care Jade Pothos

Jade Pothos

4.8 out of 5 (268 experiences)

Jade Pothos has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Jade Pothos has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

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. 😌\nA 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 'Jade'
Epipremnum
Araceae
Alismatales

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

Water

How often to water your Jade Pothos

Water needs for Jade Pothos
0.5 cups
every 9

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 Seattle, Washington.

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 Jade 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 Jade Pothos in Seattle, Washington

Seattle, Washington

83% High

Growing Jade Pothos in Seattle right now

Light needs for plant Jade Pothos in Seattle, Washington

Plant growth potential is currently high 📈

May 29th, 2022

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Seattle is currently high 📈.

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

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Light needs for plant Jade Pothos in Seattle, Washington

Sunlight will increase by 18.5% ☀️

May 28th, 2022

Seattle is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Seattle is expected to increase by 18.5% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 21.6 megajoules of energy per m2 p…

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Light needs for plant Jade Pothos in Seattle, Washington

Daylight will increase by 1.6 hours 📈

May 28th, 2022

This month, Seattle is getting an average of 11.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 11.6% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 15.7 total hours of da…

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Finding light for Jade Pothos in your home

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

Jade 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 Seattle, Washington ☀️.️

Nutrients

How to fertilize Jade Pothos

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

When to repot Jade Pothos

Nutrient needs for plant Jade Pothos in Seattle, Washington

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

May 26th, 2022

The growing potential in Seattle is high 📈.

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 any p…

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FAQs
Difficulty Level

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


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Care Summary for Jade Pothos

Jade Pothos

Jade 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 Seattle, Washington, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Jade Pothos has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 186
Jade Pothos has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 173
Jade Pothos has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 165
Jade Pothos has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 97
Jade Pothos has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 29
Jade Pothos has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 21
Jade Pothos has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 13
Jade Pothos has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 6
Michelle avatar
@Michelle
leaf-1 18 Plants
xp 589 XP
03/19/2022

Love this plant! Grows fast and you can have it hanging or going up like a trellis. Very easy to care for! When the leaves are curling it’s time to water. Easy to propagate as well . Can be done in soil or water but will grow much slower in water.

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Fast grower Fast grower
Aliceinmommyland avatar
@Aliceinmommyland
leaf-1 14 Plants
xp 124 XP
01/26/2022

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.

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Fast grower Fast grower
Elderwildyam avatar
@Elderwildyam
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 98 XP
01/17/2022

Really nice shelf plant. Great for propagating and sharing with friends.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
Annalovesvoting avatar
@Annalovesvoting
leaf-1 49 Plants
xp 2,557 XP
globe Portsmouth, New Hampshire
12/21/2021

Everyone’s favorite first plant

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Weeping_fairy avatar
@Weeping_fairy
leaf-1 26 Plants
xp 2,435 XP
globe Parker, Colorado
12/03/2021

My pothos jade has grown so much since first getting her from the clearance section. Now she is a magnificent big girl.

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Megan avatar
@Megan
leaf-1 114 Plants
xp 13,541 XP
globe Washington, District of Columbia
11/28/2021

Super easy plant. Doesn’t need water all that often - likes to dry out between watering. Will get wilty when you need to water it. Grows pretty fast, has pretty vines.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Gamma4-3 avatar
@Gamma4-3
leaf-1 12 Plants
xp 716 XP
globe Colfax, Louisiana
11/12/2021

If you love plants but your green thumb hasn’t developed this is the plant for you. Water on schedule, preferably with rain water, and it will thrive.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Pinkandgreen avatar
@Pinkandgreen
leaf-1 26 Plants
xp 628 XP
globe Kippa-Ring, Queensland
10/15/2021

It seems to be hardy however I have had so many scale and mealy bugs constantly invade this plant. I do enjoy the lush green leaves and it will propagate fairly easily.

Pest magnet Pest magnet
Browns easily Browns easily
Survivor Survivor
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Monunits avatar
@Monunits
leaf-1 21 Plants
xp 230 XP
globe Goffstown, New Hampshire
10/06/2021

I’ve nearly killed this pothos twice now and it somehow is still alive.

Survivor Survivor
Gamma4-3 avatar
@Gamma4-3
leaf-1 12 Plants
xp 716 XP
globe Colfax, Louisiana
09/22/2021

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.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Ktbashore avatar
@Ktbashore
leaf-1 11 Plants
xp 450 XP
08/02/2021

The bold green leaves are beautiful & it’s so easy to care for.

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Fast grower Fast grower
Ukknight avatar
@Ukknight
leaf-1 47 Plants
xp 2,456 XP
07/07/2021

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.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Vixx3 avatar
@Vixx3
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 85 XP
07/02/2021

literally gorgeous and grows so quick

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Browns easily Browns easily
Mahrilee avatar
@Mahrilee
leaf-1 20 Plants
xp 321 XP
globe Los Angeles, California
06/28/2021

Super easy to take care of. Definitely a first time plant owners dream

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
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@Cloudy.anahiii
leaf-1 11 Plants
xp 276 XP
globe Lincoln, Nebraska
06/28/2021

My mom gave me this plant and it has been growing so beautiful. Just been giving bright indirect light 😍

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Liz avatar
@Liz
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 240 XP
globe Los Angeles, California
06/25/2021

Very easy to maintain alive and beautiful

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Survivor Survivor
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Kats.hamm avatar
@Kats.hamm
leaf-1 21 Plants
xp 946 XP
globe Lenexa, Kansas
06/11/2021

Grows fast, beautiful plant

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
雨乔 avatar
@雨乔
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 21 XP
globe Chengdu Shi, Sichuan Sheng
06/02/2021

🤔

Survivor Survivor
Queenofthenight avatar
@Queenofthenight
leaf-1 9 Plants
xp 164 XP
globe Hesperia, Michigan
05/27/2021

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.

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Fast grower Fast grower

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