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8 Popular Pothos Varieties To Grow

Pothos plants are some of the most popular houseplants around and for good reason – they’re easy to care for, low-maintenance, and come in a variety of colors and leaf shapes. If you’re looking for a great plant to start with or want to add a new pothos variety to your collection, check out these popular varieties! As an added bonus, you’ll find some great care tips for your new pothos plant babies!

Golden Pothos (Epipremnum aureum)

Golden Pothos Vine Houseplant
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The Golden Pothos is a beautiful and easy-to-care-for houseplant that has quickly become one of the most popular varieties out there. Known for its rich, vibrant golden color and heart-shaped leaves, this plant is a great choice for anyone looking to add some natural beauty to their home or office.

Marble Queen Pothos (Epipremnum aureum ‘Marble Queen’)

Marble Queen Pothos
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Named for its uniquely mottled white and green foliage, marble queen pothos plants are a beautiful addition to any room with their striking colors and interesting texture.

Jade Pothos (Epipremnum aureum ‘Jade’)

Jade Pothos
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The jade pothos is a sought-after houseplants due to its striking dark green leaves. This plant needs very little care and will thrive even in low light conditions, making it perfect for those with busy schedules. This variety is perfect for those who may not have time to take care of more demanding houseplants.

Neon Pothos (Epipremnum pinnatum)

Neon Pothos
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With its bright and vibrant neon green foliage, neon pothos is a striking houseplant. This plant does best in bright but indirect light and thrives in slightly humid environments. Add this variety to your indoor garden for a pop of neon pazaz!

Pothos Cebu Blue (Epipremnum pinnatum ‘Cebu Blue’)

Pothos Cebu Blue
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The Pothos Cebu Blue is a beautiful, leafy plant that is prized for its striking and slender blue-green foliage. This plant is relatively easy to care for and requires only minimal maintenance to thrive. If you are looking for a lovely indoor plant that will add some color and visual interest to your home or office, the Pothos Cebu Blue is an excellent choice.

Manjula Pothos (Epipremnum aureum ‘Manjula’)

Manjula Pothos
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The Manjula pothos is an iconic species of plant that has become incredibly popular in recent years due to its stunning aesthetic appeal and versatility. This beautiful plant features long, graceful leaves that are deep green in color with prominent white markings, making it a truly eye-catching addition to any home.

Satin Pothos (Scindapsus pictus)

Satin Pothos
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The Satin pothos is an unmistakable plant with long, silky green variegated leaves. This plant is extremely easy to care for, making it the perfect choice for anyone looking for an undemanding houseplant.

Pearls and Jade Pothos (Epipremnum aureum ‘Pearls and Jade’)

Pearls and Jade Pothos
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Pearls and jade pothos is a gorgeous cluster of leaves that has basic care requirements. It’s ideal for adding a touch of greenery it those lonely spaces of your  home. This plant features long, trailing stems with shiny leaves that form elegant, cascading vines.

How To Care for Your Pothos Plant

Pothos stems and leaves
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The great thing about pothos plants is that whatever variety you choose, the care methods are incredibly similar! They’re also a great choice for beginners and experienced gardeners alike.

Pothos plants have simple care guidelines. These hardy houseplants can thrive in a wide range of conditions, making them the needed addition to you home. Here are some simple tips you can use to keep your pothos plant looking healthy and happy:


Start by choosing the right location for your plant. Pothos plants prefer bright, filtered sunlight, so place them near a window where they will get plenty of light without being exposed to direct rays or drafts. If you don’t have any sources of light in your home, it’s ok! Pothos plants can survive in low light conditions for a while. However, they may start losing their leaf variegation and gradually weaken over time.


Water your pothos plant regularly during the growing season, making sure the soil is always moist but not wet. To avoid over-watering, wait until the top few inches of soil are dry to the touch before watering again. If your plant starts to wilt or droop, it may be because it’s getting too much water. In the winter months, when light is sparser, water only when needed. Try and avoid watering the leaves of your pothos plant to avoid disease. If you do get any droplets of water on the leaves, wipe them down with a soft cloth.


Keeping the humidity high in your tropical plant’s environment is an important part of its care. If your room is too warm or dry, above 65 degrees Fahrenheit, you will need to add some moisture to provide a more suitable climate.

You can do this by misting your plant regularly – multiple times per day if necessary. If the tips of its leaves start turning brown, it may be a sign that there is not enough humidity as well.


Pothos plants are best suited to warmer temperatures and should be kept between 65- and 80-degrees Fahrenheit. Temperatures below 55 degrees Fahrenheit can cause problems for these plants, so you should avoid keeping your tropical plant in such conditions. Ideally, in winter you should keep your temperature to around 60 degrees Fahrenheit if possible.

Also, be sure to avoid chilly windowsills or being close to heating vents as these can all cause problems for tropical plants, like the pothos.


Fertilize your pothos plant every two weeks using a well-balanced fertilizer at half strength. This will help promote healthy growth and keep your plant looking lush and vibrant. Only feed your pothos plant during the growing season from March through September.

Plenty Of Pothos To Go Around!

Whether you’re looking for a dramatic statement piece or a trailing vine to brighten up your home, pothos plants are a perfect choice. These easy-to-care-for houseplants are virtually indestructible. They will even thrive in low light conditions, making them ideal for beginner gardeners or those who live in dry climates. With so many different varieties available, there’s a plant that’s perfect for every space.

Now that you know about these popular pothos varieties, it’s time to get shopping! And don’t forget to share this article with your friends – it’s a sure bet they’ll want to add at least one of these beautiful plants to their homes, too. Leave a comment below and let everyone know which variety is your favorite!