The underrated Pothos
Pothos are amazing plants that come in many different varieties, but they are mainly inderrated and considered like the plants for people who normally would kill any green living thing
The Latin name is Epipremnum aureum, in English it’s also called Devil’s Ivy for his ability of spreadung quickly and in any condition, but it’s commonly named Pothos. It comes from the Araceae family (Aroids), where the plants have a characteristic flower (spadix) which is usually enclosed in a spathe-like bract.
It can hang in baskets, putting out a good show cascading from a piece of furniture. You can also nail it to the walls, to a beam or make a green curtain at your window. It is often used by home designers to replace pictures or mirrors on the walls. Did you know that there are nearly 300 shades of green in nature? Pothos plants gather many of them and they cangive your home a very strong character, at the same time relaxing and ever changing
Here you can find some of the many varieties. They change in colours and in shapes, from the dark green with silver shades of Silver Lady, to the bright and happy, lemon like Neon.
From the heart-shaped leaves of the Manjula, to the narrow arrowed-shaped leaves of the Cebu blu.
You can wisely play with all the different varieties, and you won’t need any more houseplants in your home.
Only thing to remember: those with less chlorophyll, that means with more white areas, need a little more light and will grow slower than those with solid green leaves.
Like any other houseplant that we grow in our homes, pothos don’t like to stay with “their feet in water”. Don’t water them when they don’t need it: when a plant is in full growth and in brigth indirect light, it would need more water than another that is dormant and in low light. Light is the main reason why a plant uses water.
As previously said, pothos can hang in baskets as well as trailing. The easiest way to make a pothos trail, is tostick a polein its pot. Like many of their cousins, pothos are trailing plants in the wild. They climb up on trees utilizing their aerial roots, this being their nature. If we give our pothos the opportunity of climbing on a pole (moss or no moss), its new leaves will grow bigger, larger and stronger.