How to Care for Epipremnum Aureum?

Care Guide: How to Care for Epipremnum Aureum?

Intro to epipremnum aureum


Have you heard about the plant score devil's ivy? Pothos or devil's ivy, is just another name of Epipremnum aureum. The plant belongs to the Araceae family. The heart-shaped leaves come in a variety of shades and are known to increase the aesthetic appeal of the details. Pothos is prized for its ability to be easy to care for. They are also known to remove VOCs from the air, such as formaldehyde and benzene. 


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Read on the following to know more about How to Care for Epipremnum Aureum.


Characteristics of epipremnum aureum (Table)


Here are some of the characteristics of Epipremnum aureum:




Common Names

Pothos, Devil's Ivy

Scientific Name

Epipremnum aureum


Araceae (Arum family)


Solomon Islands and Southeast Asia    

Leaf Shape


Leaf Color

Various shades of green

Growth Habit

Trailing or climbing vine

Light Requirements

Tolerant of low to bright, indirect light  

Watering Needs

It likes evenly moist soil.  But the plant is tolerant to drought-like conditions.

Temperature Range

Thrives in typical indoor temperatures between 18-29°C. The plant is a perfect indoor plant.

Soil Type

Well-draining potting mix will do good to the plant.


Toxic to pets if ingested. Keep the plant away from pets.

Air Purification

Effective in removing formaldehyde, benzene, and other indoor air pollutants       

Maintenance Level

Low-maintenance; easy to care for and resilient to neglect  

Propagation Methods

Stem cuttings in water or soil

Growth Rate

Moderate to fast growth



What exact epipremnum aureum plant is?


How to Care for Epipremnum Aureum?

Epipremnum aureum, is another plant that is commonly known as pothos or devil's ivy. The plant is a trailing wine. Epipremnum aureum grows with stem cuttings and is fairly easy to maintain. It is a tropical plant that is native to Solomon Islands and Southeast Asia. It has variegated patterns of green, white and yellow. Epipremnum aureum is a popular choice if you want something for your garden as a covering trail or maybe something to hang out from balconies.

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If you are somebody who forgets to water their plants or take proper care of it, Epipremnum aureum can be very forgiving. As the plant is relatively straightforward in maintenance and even sometimes thrives on neglect.



How to care for epipremnum aureum


How to Care for Epipremnum Aureum?


Here are some of the ways in which you can take care of your Epipremnum aureum plant. The Epipremnum aureum plant is a straightforward, No fuss, easy to maintain plant.

  • Take care of the sunlight.
  • Maintain the watering frequency.
  • Regulate the temperature
  • Take care of the soil needs.
  • Manage fertilization.
  • Ensure Pruning
  • Keep away from pests.

  • Take care of the sunlight.

Make sure that the Epipremnum aureum plant receives medium to indirect bright light. The plant is tolerant to low light conditions. Direct sunlight will cause harm to the plant.

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  • Maintain the watering frequency.


Regulate the watering frequency as in when the soil gets dry. Water the Epipremnum aureum plant once or twice a week for healthy growth. Pothos is generally easy to maintain and does not require much attention.

  • Regulate the temperature


The plant likes the temperature range of 18°C to 29°C. Make sure the planter sees proper care and nourishment within the temperature range. Avoid extremities and sudden fall in temperature.

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  • Take care of the soil needs.


Make sure that the soil selected is a well drained potting mix. Having well drained soil allows the plant to flourish properly and absorb nutrients.

  • Manage fertilization.


Read the instructions on the packet of the selected fertilizer for the Epipremnum aureum plant. Avoid constant fertilizing. Only fertilize during the growth periods if necessary.

  • Ensure Pruning

Pruning helps to trim down the Epipremnum aureum plant and keeps it in proper shape. It also allows new growth to emerge properly. Pruning will help to avoid problems such as overcrowding. 

  • Keep away from pests.

The plant is pest-resistant but might get affected by aphids, mealybugs, or spider mites. Treat any signs of infestation with neem oil.

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To sum it all up, Epipremnum aureum is just Pothos. And pothos for forgiving! Make sure that these plants are included in your array of houseplants. To know more about all things green and plant, follow us at Greenkin

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