Pothos are climbing plants that have been used for centuries in both traditional and modern medicine. These plants are usually found outdoors, but with proper care, they can also be grown indoors. This article discusses 12 species of pot plants, each with their own benefits and suitable for home growing.
Golden is just the name, but in fact the plant is emerald green in color, with small yellow speckles. The variety is considered to be the most uncomplicated plant in terms of care of all other species, so it is best suited for beginners who have just decided to grow such a plant at home. The Golden variety has no problems with light, so it can be placed on any window in the apartment.
Marble queen pothos
Pothos “marble queen” is, as the name implies, a green plant with white veins. This variety of pothos can be easily placed in any room and does not need special care or lighting conditions to grow well. The Marble Queen can reach a height of more than 1.5 meters and also produce long vines. It is ideal for decorating the walls of the house or creating a hedge in the garden. The Marble Queen grows quite fast and does not require special lighting conditions.
Snow Queen pothos
As the name implies, this variety of pothos is white with green streaks. It is one of the most popular species and can be easily found in garden stores. Snow Queen requires plenty of light to grow, but it should not be placed in direct sunlight. This plant can reach up to 1.5 meters in height, but it can grow larger. The Snow Queen is whiter than the Marble Queen, but still has small green veins. The Snow Queen will need more sun to keep her leaves whiter. You can read more about the Snow Queen here.
As the name implies, this variety of pothos is neon green in color. It needs a lot of light to grow and should not be placed in direct sunlight. Neon can reach a height of more than one meter and can also produce long vines. This plant is ideal for decorating the walls of the house or creating a hedge in the garden. In addition, such a variety creates perfect-looking leaves.
This plant is also known as the mouse’s ear. The leaves of this variety are small and round, about two inches in diameter. It is one of the easiest plants to grow and does not require much light or care. Manjula can reach up to two feet in height, but usually grows no more than 1.5. The variety can be green, white, cream or even silver in color. It is the rarest variety and of all subspecies, so it will require more delicate care than other species.
Cebu blue pothos
The leaves of this variety are long, arrow-shaped. They can reach about six inches in length. It requires plenty of light to grow, but it should not be placed in direct sunlight. Try to find an optimal location near a window. Cebu can reach a height of more than one meter and can also produce long vines. The plant has a green-blue color, which sometimes makes its color seem metallic.
The leaves of this variety are dark green with a marbled hue. The color of the leaves is glossy, allowing the plant to shimmer in the sunlight. The plant produces many leaves, each with its own unique pattern. Best of all, it does not need much sunlight. No matter where you put it, its coloration will be stable.
Also known as the silver queen. This pothos variety is characterized by very large gray-green leaves with a green or white tint around the edges. The plant has no stems and can reach two meters in height (or more). The Hawaiian pothos needs plenty of light, but it should not be placed on the too hot side of the apartment. In addition to its leaves, the plant has beautiful knotty roots that make it look like a tropical plant. This variety is quite difficult to care for.
Treby is a very unique variety. The leaves are cream-colored and almost round, with green streaks and white spots around the edges. This variety needs lots of light to grow well. If placed in a room that is too dark or cool, the leaves will be yellowish rather than cream colored. The leaves themselves have a sharp tip that curls to the side.
This cultivar of pothos has large green leaves, but with cool white and cream-colored spots. The leaves have an attractive waxy texture and can reach five inches in length. The variety itself does not grow too large, so it is convenient for small apartments.
The plant has long and thin leaves, green and white in color. But sometimes there are colors with translucent tones that give an incredible appearance. The interesting thing is that the coloring of the plant will change as it ages, so it will never be the same from year to year.
Satin pothos (or silver pothos)
This is the most popular type of pothos. The leaves are dark green, but with a very smooth and shiny surface. They can reach up to six inches in length. The satin variety does not require much light or care. It is also one of the easiest plants to propagate because it produces many aerial roots. This plant is excellent breeding at home. In general, the plant looks very attractive, as if it were an expensive tropical plant.
Pearls and jade pothos
The leaves of this variety are green with white and cream-colored spots. The leaves have a very rough texture, almost like they are covered in tiny bumps. It is one of the most difficult plants to care for and requires lots of light. If placed in a dark or cool room, the leaves will turn yellow.