Epipremnum aureum (or Pothos) Care Guide

Pothos, Epipremnum aureum or Devil’s Ivy – call it what you will, but you’ll always call it one of your favorites. This climbing vine shows off bright, heart-shaped green leaves variegated with yellow or white in eye-catching patterns. Known for its easy-going nature, fast growth and minimal care requirements, it’s a mainstay of many an indoor plant collection.


Epipremnum aureum PothosFuss Factor*: 1

Light: Does best in bright indirect light. Rotate every so often to ensure even growth.

Watering Frequency: Allow the top 2-3 inches of soil to dry between waterings. Drooping leaves are an indicator that it’s time to water.

Soil: No special requirements, but will do best in organic well-draining soil.

Humidity: Prefers high humidity, but can tolerate lower levels, especially if you mist occasionally or use a humidifier.

Pests: Can be affected by mealy bugs and scale. If these appear, wipe leaves with Neem oil or 70% isopropyl alcohol.


  • Do not keep in direct sunlight for a prolonged period of time to prevent leaf burn.
  • Yellowing, browning or wilting leaves are indicators of improper watering.
  • All parts of the plant are mildly to moderately toxic if ingested by pets or children.
  • Toxic if ingested by pets or humans.

Zones: Indoor Use or Outdoors in warmer zones 10-12

*Fuss Factor: We grade our plants on level of care from 1 to 5.

  1. Low Maintenance Marvels – great choice for new plant parents
  2. Easy to Care For, Easy to Love
  3. Relatively low maintenance, but will need some regular attention
  4. Apply TLC, you’ll love the results
  5. Recommended for Helicopter Plant Parents – Labor intensive, but so worth it