Epipremnum aureum

emerald pothos 4 inch

We’re always a fan of easy-care plants, and Pothos is no exception! This fast-growing beauty has so many different varieties, it’s impossible to focus on just one. Luckily, the care requirements are relatively similar for most, making it an uncomplicated plant to have in any room of your home or office. Pothos is known to be a climbing and vining plant, and loves to have a coir pole or trellis to grow up!


One of the best traits of the Pothos plant is its ability to grow in almost any lighting situation. Native to Southeast Asia, Pothos will grow over forest floors and tree trunks, which is why it’s become accustomed to many different lighting conditions. This popular plant thrives in bright, indirect light, but can also tolerate medium, or low light. Avoid direct sunlight, as this will burn the leaves and cause brown spots.


As a low maintenance plant, Pothos only require water when the top couple inches of soil are dry. Aim for every 1-2 weeks, but this will depend on how much light the plant is receiving. A sure sign that your Pothos needs water is if the leaves are wilting and drooping. If you notice this, give the plant a good drink and it should perk right up within a couple of hours!

Soil + Potting

Plant in a well-draining, tropical potting mix! Pothos can be repotted when they start to over grow their pots. This plant can often be trimmed and easily propagated in water or a loose potting mix. Once 2-3 inches of roots have grown from the cutting, the stem can be planted into your regular tropical mix.

Pothos Problems

Luckily, Pothos often don’t run into many problems. Yellowing leaves and black stems are likely the result of overwatering, and can usually be remedied by letting the soil dry out completely and trimming the affected foliage.

Fun Facts

It’s difficult to know exactly how many Pothos varieties there are, but around 38 have been identified worldwide. How cool would it be to collect one of every variety?

Although this classic beauty is great for beginners and works in almost any space, it is toxic to cats and dogs and can cause irritation, vomiting and swallowing difficulties. Be cautious of where you keep this plant if you have curious pets!

The best plant for new plant parents

Choose from one of our many favourite varieties, and add a Pothos to your collection today!