Pothos, also known as Scindapsus, Epipremnum or Devil's Ivy, is at home anywhere indoors. Hanging or climbing, this houseplant with its distinctive heart-shaped leaves instantly makes the space more beautiful.
Colours and shapes
Pothos has gorgeous heart-shaped satin-textured leaves. It grows in silver, pale green and golden yellow varieties, and some have whitish spots or a flame pattern. The leaves grow from long tendrils that you can train around doorways, up walls and across ceilings, or leave to hang down from a high-up plant pot. It means there are multiple possibilities when it comes to your interior plant design.
Pothos is known as a lucky plant that helps to bring its owner wealth and good fortune. So don’t hesitate to buy this plant for anyone who could do with a financial windfall, that includes yourself!
Pothos is a member of the Araceae family. It grows in south-east Asia, Indonesia and on the Solomon Islands. In its native tropical rainforests, the plant is a rich source of food for animals including lizards and other reptiles. Pothos’ Latin name Epipremnum is derived from the Greek word 'epi' which means 'on' and 'premnon', Greek for ‘stem’. This is because the plant grows up the stem — or trunk — of trees.
Caring for Pothos
- Pothos prefer a light spot, but not draughty
- It likes damp soil, but dislikes standing in water
- Feed once every three weeks to keep the plant beautiful and healthy
- Try to keep the area relatively humid, particularly during the winter months when central heating can dry the air
- If the tendrils get too long, simply cut them off