Types Of Pothos

Pothos plants [Epipremnum aureum] are extremely popular with interior decorators. They are also relatively easy to maintain, making them good for those starting out with houseplants. The most common types of pothos is trailing pothos. Here are some additional details about Pothos Plants.This plant thrives in low-light environments and has light green leaves shaped like hearts.

Warmer conditions are also helpful for growing pothos plants. Because these plants may grow for a long time and will not stop growing, they must be trimmed to keep them in check. Pothos is a tropical plant that requires more water than other plants.

Pothos is a very interesting plant to grow indoors. It is a very long-lived plant that is ideal for anyone who is just beginning to grow plants. The leaves are variegated, which means they are spotted in different colors. Pothos is also called devil’s ivy.

is a pothos a philodendron

The plant can grow up to 12 feet, but it is very easy to trim it down if it gets too big. Pothos is a very resilient and forgiving plant.  Although it grows well in indoors, it also grows well outdoors. Pothos is also a very adaptable plant that can handle different kinds of environment.

The plant can grow on trees, rocks, and walls. If you have very little space in your home and you want a plant that is easier to grow, then you should consider growing a pothos plant.

Pothos is a plant that has many different varieties in its species. This plant is easy to grow as long as you follow the right steps in maintaining it depending on the types of pothos. Although you can grow pothos plants in pots, it is best to plant them in the ground to ensure maximum growth and the best quality of leaves.

The soil should be well-draining and should contain enough nutrients and minerals. To obtain these nutrients, it is best to use natural methods of recycling such as compost, crop rotation, and mulching. To plant a pothos plant, simply cut off a length of the vine, remove the bottom leaves and place the vine in the ground.

It is best to water pothos plant is with a slow-drip hose to allow the moisture to seep into the ground rather than water the leaves. They are easy to grow and care for, which makes them a popular addition to many homes and offices. Some of the most common types of pothos are:

  • Epipremnum
  • Philodendron
  • Scindapsus

Epipremnum types of pothos:


Epipremnum, also known as pothos or devil’s ivy, are a large group of vining plants native to tropical areas of Central and South America. The plant itself is a creeping vine and new vines will grow from cuttings or air roots. This is a popular plant because it is easy to care for.

It likes bright indirect sunlight but doesn’t require direct sunlight. It can grow in a variety of soil conditions but prefers moist but well drained soil. These plants will grow in a variety of places but because of their growing nature it should be attached to a trellis or other structure.

It is helpful to keep the vines clipped to keep it from tangling onto itself or other things in the plant. There are about a dozen varieties of epipremnums that we will talk in  this group which are

  • Golden pothos or jade pothos
  • Neon pothos 
  • Marble queen pothos 
  • Manjula pothos
  • N’joy pothos
  • Jessenia pothos
  • Snow queen pothos
  • Harlequin pothos 
  • Variegated neon pothos

Golden pothos or jade pothos:

golden pothos

Golden pothos and jade pothos are different kinds of pothos plants. The only difference is that the golden pothos is variegated or has green, yellow, and white patches on it. They are both from the same family as philodendron, and even though they look different, they belong in the same plant family.

Pothos plants like a lot of indirect and sometimes direct sunlight. They also like it best if they are not too wet, and they always like to be properly hydrated, monthly watering is best to make sure your pothos is growing fast and healthy.

All different kinds of pothos plants can grow to be very large, so make sure you have a lot of space for them to grow, and always make sure you give your pothos a lot of water and a lot of sun light.

Marble queen pothos:

Marble queen pothos has the same growth habit as golden pothos. This means it can grow long vines and have a spread of 12″-18″ with a thickness of 3″, making it a full house plant as it is popularly known. Marble queen pothos vines can be easily held using a decorative object, such as a basket, or in a metal or glass container.

Tropical plants such as marble queen pothos are usually sensitive to cold and tend to grow very slowly. Furthermore, they can be easily affected by the light, which is why this plant should not be placed near the windows.

Manjula pothos:

manjula pothos

The manjula pothos is more popular as it is active and requires more attention. It is also easy to maintain and does well indoors. Manjula pothos is a tropical plant and it can grow lush and green from your home. It is an excellent option for decorating your home.

The variegation of the leaves of Manjula pothos are more prominent than that of marble queen. The leaves of Manjula pothos are very glossy, sharp and simpler compared to marble queen.

One of the best features of this plant is it is not picky. It grows best when it is placed in indirect sunlight. They is an excellent choice for people who live in areas of moderate and subtropical climate. It needs moderate watering.

Neon pothos:

The neon pothos (Scindapsus aurescens) is a tropical houseplant that is primarily grown for its beautiful leaves. The leaves are thick and are able to retain a beautiful green color even when the plant is kept in half-shade or indirect light.

Their leaves can grow up to 12 inches long and appear in a variety of colors including neon yellow, chartreuse yellow, golden yellow and light green. The leaves are sometimes even tinged with a hint of red.

N’joy pothos:

njoy pothos

The N’Joy pothos is a very unique and popular houseplant. It is different from other plants because of its look. It is often referred to as variegated pothos. The N’Joy pothos is a type of pothos that has unique leaves in comparison to the normal pothos.

Its leaves have different colors and textures. When the plant is young it has a darker green color and then as it ages it becomes lighter and lighter green. Then the middle of the leaves start to fade to a yellow color and the edges of the leaves become white.

This is what gives the plant the looks of having white and yellow in the middle of the leaves. It still has the normal green on the outside of the leaves.

Jessenia pothos:

These are great plants to keep in an intermediate to warm environment. They like to be a little on the warmer side, so try to keep them in an area that’s around 70 degrees.

These are pretty high light plants, so expect them to do better in an area that gets a lot of sun, but you can still keep jessenia pothos in lower light conditions if you supplement with higher humidity and more frequent watering.

These plants like to be watered when the soil feels dry, but you don’t want to let them dry out completely. Make sure to water them well and let them drain before you water again. You don’t want to use a lot of fertilizer on Jessenia pothos because it tends to make the leaves kind of yellow.

Snow queen pothos:

snow queen pothos

The Snow Queen pothos is a variegated pothos vine that has a creamy-white background with green splashes. Snow Queen pothos and snow white waffle plant are the most variegated of all the pothos varieties. It is a slow grower and easy to care for.

Snow queen pothos is a great plant for beginners. It requires very little care and is fairly forgiving. They will grow well in low lighting conditions or direct sunlight. They enjoy consistent moisture and do not like to dry out but they are not picky about soil conditions. It is a great indoor plant and works well in any space.

Snow Queen pothos look great in a hanging basket or with other plants in a mixed plant container. They look very natural and their variegated color adds interest to any indoor space.

Harlequin pothos:

One of the most popular pothos types is the Harlequin pothos. These types of pothos are generally available in the market in green, white and red. The leaves of the harlequin pothos are all the same which makes them look different, but the base and the leaf tip are slightly different in that it tends to have a green color.

The white variegation of the harlequin pothos makes it resemble a manjula pothos. They tend to have more variety in the variegation. The example is that the harlequin pothos tends to be more solid in color and solid in white variegation, while manjula pothos tends to have more green with white variegation as well as slightly different shades of green.

Variegated neon pothos:

variegated neon pothos

Variegated Neon pothos are an interesting addition to any indoor garden. These plants resemble philodendrons in their growth habit and are related to them.

They can be used in both terrariums and vivariums. They enjoy a moist but not soggy soil and bright, indirect light. The leaves of neon pothos have a glossy, waxy sheen to them, making them a popular plant for creating the sort of look that is popular in modern interiors.

Cebu blue pothos:

The Cebu Blue Pothos is actually not an Epipremnum aureum, but Epipremnum pinnatum and this is native to Philippines. It is called for the city where it was born, Cebu.. Its leaves look longer than most of other pothos and it has a texture of green but also blue under stone to them.

Tropical plants are known to be a live gift to friends and loved ones. When you want to express your feelings and extend your best wishes, a beautiful tropical plant will surely be worthy of its cost. You can have your plant wrapped in a colorful or elegant basket or container with a bow or a gift card of your choice. Also, you can find a similar plant to the one shown in the photo on this post.

Philodendron types of pothos:

philodendron pothos

There are two types of philodendrons that are vining, philodendron selloum, and philodendron scandens oxycardium. Philodendron selloum is a much bigger plant that is difficult to cultivate indoors and is most usually used as a ground cover plant since it grows quickly and may get very enormous.

The pothos philodendrons are the vining philodendrons that are most commonly used as interior potted plants. The pothos philodendrons climb the walls by their aerial roots and will eventually grow down and trail along the floor of their container.

And just like their parent plants, the vining philodendrons have heart shaped leaves that start out green and become variegated as they mature.

  • Philodendron scandens 
  • Neon Philodendron
  • Philodendron micans

Philodendron scandens 

This plant  is the same plant as jade pothos, except that its leaves tend to be rounded, instead of heart-shaped. The only other difference is a growth spurt at the end of its branches. Which often protrude from the top of its leaves. So, you’re basically looking for a tropical-looking plant that has big leaves and grows well in dry soil. The scandens is a great plant for any home or office that needs a little greenery!

Philodendron neon:

philodendron neon

It looks very much similar to philodendron neon and philodendron lemon lime. Its color looks exactly like neon pothos but has the same shape of leaves as the philodendron scandens or heartleaf philodendron.Both varieties have the same texture, but the philodendron neon does not have the white edge that the heartleaf philodendron has.

If your philodendron plant leaves are turning yellow and dropping off, then it most likely has a spider mite infestation. Be careful when you are pruning the plant and if you see any brown bits on your leaves then scrape them off and dispose of them.

Philodendron micans:

The Philodendron micans is a beautiful tropical houseplant, also known as the burgundy heartleaf philodendron. It is a slow growing, medium sized plant and will eventually grow to be about 3 feet tall. It has glossy, dark green leaves that usually range in color from dark green to burgundy.

The texture of the leaf is very soft and velvety, which is a trait that many people like about this plant. The Philodendron micans is a low light plant, meaning it can be placed in a location that does not get very much light.

Philodendron brasil:

philodendron brasil

The Philodendron brasil is one of the most domineering species of this genus with a very large and distinctive inflorescence. Most of the Philodendron brasil have a variegated leaf but there are completely green plants that are more robust.

It has a variegated leaf that is a green and a yellow lime color that is not always consistent. The variegation usually comes in from the middle of the leaf. The leaves can be lemon-lime and narrow like this one or they can also be variegated with half green and half lime so the variegation is not consistent. 

Philodendron rio:

This philodendron is actually a variety of the original types of pothos, which shows a bright silver-blue color with a white center that shades of gray or purple. Typically, this color change is attributed to the predominant species of dobragrass in the region and the climate, as well as the soil conditions. They are easy to grow in bright, indirect light, as they can not tolerate direct sunlight.

They are also relatively slow-growing (usually less than six feet in height) and require little maintenance. The stems of some types of philodendron can be kept short and compact by trimming, which helps to keep them in an upright position.The leaves of philodendrons are the species of which were used to make the original rubber.

Philodendron gabby:

philodendron gabby

Philodendron gabby is a species of philodendrons that is native to Colombia and Venezuela, but is a very common houseplant. It is named after it’s discoverer, Gabriela Correa.

The plant is one of the largest producers of leaves in any Philodendron species. The leaves are elliptical and a nice green color with a white splash of color on them. The plant is also an attractive plant which grows well in the home or office.

The plant is also easy to care for as it is tolerant to most growing situations. It is a great plant for someone who is new to the plant care world, because of its tolerance to more adverse environments. It is often used as an outdoor plant when young.


scindapsus pothos

The last group of pothos is the scindapsus. The early 1900’s pothos are classified as scindapsus aurea but the plants about this category are still classified as scindapsus pictus. The scindapsus pictus’s leaves feels a little bit harder and thicker than compared to philodendron and the epipremnum and their leaves are little bit narrower than the philodendron but are wider than the epipremnum. 

  • Scindapsus pictus argyrreus
  • Satin scindapsus pictus
  • Scindapsus pictus exotica 

Scindapsus pictus argyreus:

This plant species belonging to the genus Scindapsus and is native to the area of Southeast Asia. The most significant features of this species is the silver leaves and the other extreme feature of it’s leaves is that they are green even when they are young.

This plant produces a large quantity of leaves and these grow at ground level. The leaves are approximately the same size as the silver argyreus but the difference is that these silver leaves are much more silver in color.

Scindapsus pictus satin:

scindapsus pictus satin

The Scindapsus pictus silver variety is different from the normal Scindapsus pictus. The two plants are different in appearance, growth, and care. The silver variety has been selected because of the unique moonlight-like silver appearance on the leaves.

It has the silver variegation is more mosaic and pixelated like compared to the other. This is a great plant to grow in the aquarium. It is a cool plant to have in the home. The silver variety of Scindapsus pictus is relatively new. It was first registered in 2012.

Scindapsus pictus exotica:

The scindapsus pictus is the types of pothos that has exotica looks like a larger version of the silvery bamboo, but both of them have their own uniqueness. They have a smooth, round leaf and the leaves get larger when it gets older. This plant has a very good pattern of a plant and is more consistent with its pattern compared to the silvery ann.

Scindapsus pictus exotica is a pothos plant that is irregularly variegated. It is a variety that is a bit more rare than others and the price for it is a bit higher than others. If you’re looking for this pothos plant, you should make sure that the seller is correctly labeling the plant.

Usually there are a few strains of pothos plants that can be found in a single variety and if you’re looking for a specific strain, you should also make sure that the seller is correctly labeling the plant as certain strains are more rare than others and harder to find. See ultimate guide about different types of rubber plants if you want to know more about them.


Pothos plants are extremely popular with interior decorators. They are also relatively easy to maintain, making them good for those starting out with houseplants. Pothos plants have a variety of different colors and types of pothos, so there’s something for everyone.

Whether you have black thumb or like to keep your house as clean as possible, pothos is a great plant to have around. It’s a great way to add a little greenery to your place. It can be grown inside, outside, and in many different types of containers.

Pothos plants are great for indoor decor because they are easy to grow and can be kept in many different types of pothos in container. They’re also very forgiving when it comes to neglect.

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