Pothos plants are known for being low-maintenance indoor plants and are commonly grown as hanging plants. These fast-growing plants can add between 12 and 18 inches per year and are easily propagated, which adds to their appeal.
Typically, they have thick, heart-shaped green leaves with splashes of yellow. These beautiful plants bring brightness to any room and are excellent air purifiers.
The botanical name for the pothos plant is Epipremnum aureum. It is part of the arum family (Araceae).
Pothos plants are tracheophytes or vascular plants. This means that they have vascular tissues that help conduct food and water throughout the plant. Tracheophytes may grow larger than other non-vascular plants.
The pothos plant originates from southeast Asia, Indonesia, and the Solomon Islands.
This tropical vine plant boasts heart-shaped, waxy green leaves. The leaves are sometimes variegated with white, yellow, or light green striations.
There are also less common varieties with silver and white variegations, like the silver Ann and satin Pothos.
The stems grow long and hang down, making this a great hanging plant for your home or office.
Types Of Pothos Plants
Besides the golden pothos, there are several different pothos varieties, including:
Marble queen pothos
Pearls and jade pothos
Cebu blue pothos (actually an Epipremnum pinnatum rather than aureum)
Snow queen pothos
Because pothos is a vine, the best way to style your plant is in a hanging basket. Consider hanging your pot with macrame or repotting your pothos into a decorative hanging basket.
You can also put your pothos on a shelf and allow the vines to trail down. Placed on the top of a bookshelf, the contrast of colors is beautiful as the long stems fill up spaces.
Another way to style your pothos is by placing some stem cuttings in a hanging water vase (or propagation station). This is a fun way to add some color to a plain wall.