15 Types of Pothos Plants You Should Grow

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Pothos (Epipremnum aureum) are tropical plants that have attractive heart-shaped green leaves often with different variegation. They are also called Devil’s Ivy and are native to Mo’orea in French Polynesia.

These plants may be grown outdoors in USDA hardiness zones 10 to 12. They flower when planted outdoors and are highly drought-tolerant and quick to grow. Growing outdoors, they can reach up to 40 feet in length with their leaves growing up to 30 inches.

Pothos plants are great houseplants because they are so easy to grow and have low maintenance needs. They grow from 6 to 8 feet in length indoors with their leaves reaching about 4 inches in size. 

An excellent decorative addition, their trailing vines give a large and vibrant presence in many homes. Pothos plants are also known to keep the air purified.

Pothos plants adapt to their environment and can survive in low light. But it is best to place them in an area with bright but indirect light. They also do well in artificial light.

These plants thrive in medium humidity and moist soil and you can fertilize them every two weeks or once a month in the winter. Pothos are one of the easiest indoor plants to propagate and have no serious pest or disease problems.

Pothos plants are best grown as trailing plants or on a moss pole. They are also great in hanging planters where their draping foliage cascades downwards. You can also train it to grow horizontally on mantles and windowsills or on tabletop planters.

There are different types and varieties of pothos plants, each with certain characteristics and variegation. Here are 15 types of pothos plants you should consider for growing in your own home.

Golden Pothos in a white pot on a wooden table in the living room

1. Golden Pothos

Golden pothos is a popular and common variety. It is the easiest to grow and the most adaptable of all the varieties. It can be found in most garden centers and plant shops.

Its heart-shaped leaves are bright green with streaks of golden yellow. An excellent low-light plant, it is suitable as a bedroom plant and will brighten up any shaded areas in your home.

Jade photos under the sun outdoor

2. Jade Pothos

With its simple green foliage, jade pothos has classic dark green leaves with no variegation. They are a common type of pothos and are available anywhere in plant shops or garden centers.

Regularly pruning the jade pothos will encourage a bushy growth habit. They are also good in low-light areas and are best grown in terracotta or ceramic pots placed on tabletops or in hanging baskets.

Jade pothos will definitely add greenery to your home.

'Marble Queen' Pothos house plant in the garden

3. ‘Marble Queen’ Pothos

Another popular variety and one of the earliest cultivars of pothos plants, ‘Marble Queen’ pothos has creamy white and dark green patches on its leaves. With its gorgeous marbled leaves, this will look great as a table plant.

This type of pothos needs a little bit more light to thrive than the other varieties since it has little chlorophyll. It is best to place them closer to a light source. They don’t need too much pruning because their appearance is bushy.

neon pothos in a pot indoor

4. ‘Neon’ Pothos

With vibrant, striking neon green heart-shaped leaves, the ‘Neon’ pothos works well as a table centerpiece, a backdrop on a shelf, in hanging baskets, in colorful containers, or in tall plant stands.

Its electrifying bold color is eye-catching and will bring a pop of color and greenery to your home. They start off as a light green color but once fully grown, become a perfect neon green. Grow it with bright light to retain its bright color.

5. ‘Jessenia’ Pothos

The leaves of ‘Jessenia’ pothos are speckled and marbled with green and yellow colors. Every leaf is different and it has delicate patterns.

This type of pothos is rare and one of the hardest variations to find. It tends to grow much slower due to the deficiency of chlorophyll. These plants look wonderful draped over hanging baskets.

Manjula pothos in a pot on white background

6. ‘Manjula’ Pothos

A patented variety of pothos that is bred by the University of Florida, ‘Manjula’ pothos is similar to ‘Marble Queen’ pothos except its leaves are wider and rounder.

Its heart-shaped leaves have curvy edges that do not stay flat, which most of the other varieties do. Keep them in a bright location but not in direct sunlight. They will look magnificent against a neutral wall or in a modern or even a formal setting.

njoy pothos on white background

7. ‘N-Joy’ Pothos

‘N-Joy’ pothos is one of the most recent varieties to be bred. It has green leaves that are heavily marked with white and its leaf patterns take on interesting shapes.

Keep them under bright light to keep the white color growing and spreading over the foliage. Place these pothos in areas inside your house that can be easily seen in close range to admire its beauty and sculptural qualities. 

8. ‘Pearls and Jade’ Pothos

Another patented type of pothos that has been developed at the University of Florida, the ‘Pearls and Jade’ pothos has green leaves with tones of silver-gray and white on the tips.

They are an elegant variety with artistic patterns on their leaves. These plants are a little newer than ‘N-Joy.’ They both have the same green and white variegation but the ‘Pearls and Jade’ pothos’ leaves have flecks.

They tend to grow slower and are smaller compared to the other varieties. Keep them in bright light to enhance their beauty.

Its soil needs to be regularly moist for this type of pothos as the leaves will wilt if there is a lack of moisture. They are suitable to place in a pot on tabletops or office desks.

closeup photo of pearl and jade pothos

9.  ‘Snow Queen’ Pothos

This type of pothos is very similar to ‘Marble Queen’ pothos. It has more white variegation and is more consistent in its patterning.

It grows slowly due to the high variegation of the leaves and deficiency of chlorophyll.

10. ‘Hawaiian’ Pothos

A cultivar of the Golden pothos plant, this exotic and tropical-looking plant has large, glossy leaves with long vines. Its leaves have flecks of light yellow-green colors.

It creates a stunning appearance when placed in hanging baskets or poles. It is great to mix it with other indoor plants for your tropical indoor jungle. Prune it regularly for the foliage to grow thicker.

11. ‘Glacier’ Pothos

‘Glacier’ pothos is a small variegated variety. It has striking features with unique patterns of creamy white and emerald green leaves. This plant is an easy grower and has a bushy growth habit.

Trim it regularly for a fuller look. It can tolerate average room humidity but if you want to encourage faster growth, place it in areas with high humidity and bright light.

‘Glacier’ pothos is a very decorative plant and makes a bold and elegant statement in your home. It is a good complement to coffee tables, office desks, and bedside tables.

You can also place it in hanging baskets although you would want this plant in low baskets where you can definitely see it on eye level to appreciate its beauty.

Hanging green pothos plant

12. ‘Global Green’ Pothos

These plants are a new variety and are hard to get a hold of. It has similar leaves to ‘Jessenia’ pothos that has a blotched pattern with shades of light green to dark emerald green. This unique and gorgeous plant has an irregular leaf shape, with broad and pointy leaves.

13. Cebu Blue Pothos

Cebu Blue Pothos (Epipremnum pinnatum) is a different species but falls in the same genus of Epipremnum. A distant relative of the plant Epipremnum aureum, Cebu Blue’s leaves are arrow-shaped and narrower than the usual heart-shaped leaves of other pothos plants.

Its leaves are dark blue-green with veined patterns and have a slightly bluish-metallic glimmer which makes them unique and gives them a striking appearance.

This exotic and tropical-looking plant can produce large leaves with natural splits but it is not easy to find.

14. Silver or Satin Pothos

Silver or Satin Pothos (Scindapsus pictus) is in a different genus than Epipremnum aureum, although its care and vining growth habits are identical to the standard pothos.

These types of plants are native to Southeast Asia and have medium velvety leaves which are dark green in color with spots of silver. To highlight its silver spots, it’s best to place them in bright yet indirect light.

Epipremnum pictum Argyraeus or Satin Pothos in a modern pot,

15. Trebi Pothos

Also belonging to the genus Scindapsus, Trebi pothos is related to Satin pothos. Its characteristics are also similar to other pothos.

It has long, trailing vines with satiny green, heart-shaped leaves and silver-green patches. Its leaves are larger than Satin pothos and have more silver streaks. Trebi pothos like warm and humid environments.


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