Epipremnum aureum

Epipremnum aureum

  • Aka: golden pathos, devils ivy, marble queen variegation
  • Origin: Polynesian islands - toxic
  • Family: Araceae
  • Temperature: 18-27 °C, Hardiness: 10-11 Humidity: 40-50%

A strong and easy trailing plant to take care of and can even become invasive in ideal conditions, it has round, heart-shaped leaves and stems that can grow up to 5m long.

It can tolerate lower lighting, florescent lights and forgiving when it comes to irregular watering. In ideal conditions like filtered light and watering when top of the soil is dry, this trailing plant can grow indoors easily to 2-3 meters long. The variegated varieties may lose their variegation if not receiving enough light. Likes well-draining soil. Repot in general potting mix with 1/3 perlite and orchid mix. Fertilise with weak liquid fertilizer every 3-4 weeks during growth period. Propagate with stem cuttings with 1-2 leaves and place in water to root or loop a trail and secure a node into the soil without cutting until it secures itself with roots, then cut loose from the mother plant.

Prone to root-rot.

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