Pothos is one of the first houseplants that many start out with as It’s easy to care for and highly versatile, as you can:
- Grow in hanging pots and it will hang downwards
- Grow it horizontally on table tops, window,or on shelves.
You can grow these plants in low light, but it will truly thrive in brighter indoor spaces. It also does not require a lot of water— you just have to ensure that the soil gets moist, but not too wet.
I am a fan of the good old golden pothos, but being passionate about plants, I researched about varieties of pothos available. The best bit is that there are so many unique varieties available, so you can grow your very own potho jungle full of colorful variegation and trailing beauty.
The traditional pothos variety is golden (Epipremnum aureum). They’re easily identifiable as they have telltale heart-shaped green leaves that are splashed with golden hues. If you grow this variety up a totem and give it lots of light and warmth, you’ll find the leaves can grow quite large. Its also known as Devil’s Ivy.
Neon pothos is one of the most distinct varieties. Its heart-shaped leaves are bright chartreuse or golden yellow in color with no variegation. The newer, younger leaves tend to be brighter than older leaves. The foliage deepens in color with age. If you want your Neon potho to have that signature striking neon color, then grow them under bright light. In low or dim light, the leaves tend to remain dull and dark.
Marble Queen Pothos
Marble queen is another common variety of pothos, and has a ‘cheesecake’ type of look to it. The white and dark green are interwoven together kind of like a tapestry or knit blanket, forming a gorgeous variegation. The foliage is usually similar in size to golden variety. This need to be kept closer to a light source or windowsill to spur their growth.
Pearls and Jade Pothos
Pears and Jade pothos is an eye-catching variety that sports green leaves variegated with white and silvery-gray. The variegation tends to appear more on the edges of the foliage, rather than the middle. Pearls and Jade tends to have smaller leaves than some of the other varieties and tends to grow more slowly. This is also a patented type of Pothos and was produced by the University of Florida.
Jessenia displays green, heart-shaped leaves abundantly marked with chartreuse. Like Marble Queen every leaf will be different. It’s usually not too hard to tell the difference between Marble Queen and Jessenia when they’re next to each other. The variegation of Marble Queen is much lighter than the limey-green variegation of Jessenia. Jessenia tends to grow more slowly than golden pothos.
Manjula Pothos is actually a patented variety, which was originally produced by the University of Florida. The key differentiation between Manjula and other type is that the heart shaped leaves of Manjula has curvy edges that refuse to lay flat.
Also, the leaves are variegated with hues of cream, silver, white, and green. As with other types, your Manjula pothos leaves will also differ from each other; some will have large green patches and others will be heavily freckled and painted with the other hues.
Cebu Blue Pothos
This is a special variety of pothos. It does not sport the signature heart shaped foliage. Instead, Cebu Blue Pothos have arrow shaped blue-green leaves. Also, usually these leaves have a slight bluish-metallic gleam to them that makes it unique from other types.While the young leaves are vague arrow-shaped, Cebu Blue can produce large, blue-green leaves with natural splits. It takes time for the plant to mature and warm, bright conditions to develop this adult-type leaf.
This variety of pothos sports gorgeous dark green, heart shaped foliage. The dark green of the leaves is speckled with silver. This type of plant is also known as Satin Pothos or Silver Pothos. The foliage of Silver Pothos is smaller than other types.