Pothos are the best indoor plants that are easy to grow and require low maintenance. They are also the best choice for beginners. So, if you are a novice; there will be no better option than this. But before that, you must have adequate knowledge about different types of pothos.
Pothos (Epipremnum aureum) are tree-climbing plants that require low light or bright indirect light to grow. Besides this, they can either be grown in hanging pots, totems, moss poles, or window sills.
In addition, they don’t require much water to grow; just make sure their potting soil remains moist rather than dripping wet. Surprisingly, studies conducted by NASA revealed pothos are the best air-purifiers.
In this article, I am going to highlight the 10 most beautiful types of pothos to get your hands on .
10 Most Common Types of Pothos
Well, golden pothos also known as “Devil’s Ivy” is the most common and popular type of pothos. Hence, you can easily found this plant at your local nursery, garden center, or everywhere plants are sold.
They are characterized by their beautiful heart-shaped green color leaves with golden or yellow variegation. In addition, their leaves have the capacity to grow up to 12 inches wide and sometimes even more in favorable conditions.
Leaf color: Green foliage along with golden hues
Idea spot: Hanging baskets, trellis, bookshelf, totem moss pole
Marble Queen Pothos:
As the name suggests, their leaves have marble-like green and white patches hence creating a beautiful showpiece for any location. Moreover, it is the highly variegated variety of pathos that grows slowly due to the presence of low chlorophyll in their leaves.
Also, make sure to provide marble queen pothos enough bright indirect light to speed up their growth.
Leaf color: Green foliage along with creamy white streaks
Ideal spot: As a showpiece on the table
Here is another unique and attractive type of pothos that has perfect heart-shaped leaves. As obvious from their name, they have stunning translucent bright green leaves with no variegation that catch the attention of many people.
In addition, place them in bright light to get striking neon-colored leaves. In low light, leaves will become dull and dark.
The new young leaves are brighter in color as compared to the older ones. With time color deepens as their leaves mature.
Leaf color: Neon green foliage
Ideal spot: Hanging baskets, tall plant stands, as a showpiece on the office desk.
Jessenia Pothos are quite similar to marble green pothos in appearance thus; sometimes it is difficult to differentiate between these two.
However, jessenia pothos is a brighter plant with lime green and yellow hues. Also, the lime green variegation of jessenia pothos is much darker as compared to that marble queen lighter variegation. Like marble queen pothos, every leaf is different from the other.
Due to the lack of chlorophyll, these pathos tend to grow more slowly as compared to golden pothos. Besides this, just like all variegated pothos; jessenia required bright light for their attractive appearance.
Leaf color: Emerald green foliage along with lemon yellow variegation
Ideal spot: Hanging baskets, bookshelf
Manjula Pothos is a patented variety of pothos produced by the University of Florida. They have heart-shaped leaves just like other pothos. However, the key feature that differentiates it from other pothos is its curved edges and tips that don’t stay flat.
The variegation of these pothos is quite stunning with hues of silver, white, cream, and green. Also, the variegation is not uniform; it is patchy with specks of green on the creamy white area.
Leaf color: Green foliage along with silver, white, and cream variegation.
Ideal spot: Along the wall
Pearls And Jade Pothos:
Here’s another patented type of pothos produced by the University of Florida. These types of pothos usually have smaller leaves and slower growth as compared to many other pothos.
Moreover, leaves are variegated with white and silver-gray hues along the edges rather than in the center. Also, the center portion of these pothos tends to be solid green.
Leaf color: Emerald green foliage along with silver-gray variegation
Ideal spot: Next to the painting or bamboo furniture
Satin Pothos Or Silver Pothos:
Satin pothos is a climbing plant with dark green heart-shaped leaves. These dark green leaves contain silvery spots, the reason why they are also named silver pothos.
Furthermore, unlike many other pothos plants, they bloom occasionally which resembles a white pinecone giving a striking exotic appearance.
Also, make sure to place it in bright indirect light to get the bright shades of silver.
Leaf color: Green and white foliage
Ideal spot: Hanging pots, bookshelf
These are the newly introduced members in the pothos family and are often confused with Pearls And Jade Pothos. However, the tiny green splashes present on the pearl and jade pothos are absent on N-Joy.
Also, these pothos have green leaves along with largely distinct variegation. Besides this, N-Joy Pothos have a very slow growth rate as compared to golden pothos.
Provide enough indirect bright light to increase variegation and enhance growth.
Leaf color: Green and white foliage
Ideal spot: Office table, bookshelf
Cebu Blue Pothos:
This is my personal favorite and one of the most amazing types of pothos. Now you must be wondering why it is my most favorite. Well, unlike other pothos they do not have typical heart-shaped leaves; instead they have bluish-green leaves along with metallic texture and veined patterns.
In addition, these slow-growing Cebu Blue pothos require a sheltered location along with bright indirect light to thrive.
Leaf color: Dark bluish-green foliage
Ideal spot: Wooden office table
Hawaiian Pothos is one of the most exotic-looking pothos. Unlike many other hanging pothos they have large leaves along with glossy variegation. Moreover, its emerald green leaves have yellow variegation.
Besides this, Hawaiian pothos are resistant to diseases just like golden pothos. Also, the leaves have natural slits in them.
Leaf color: Emerald green foliage along with yellow variegation
Ideal spot: Living room.
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