All You Need to Know About Pothos and its Varieties

Pothos is an evergreen houseplant that has waxy green heart-shaped leaves. It is a commonly grown hanging plant that can climb with aerial roots and reach enormous heights by using tree support. Pothos is a flowering plant native to China, Southeast Asia, and subcontinent India that belongs to the family Araceae. There are about 12 different varieties of pathos for indoor growing. Keep reading the article about all you need to know about pothos and their varieties.

Are you interested in growing plants, but you are a beginner and have no knowledge about it? Then Pothos is for you. Due to one of the easiest plants to grow at home. Also, they are easy to care for, hence making them a perfect choice for a novice. Below is all you get about Pothos and its varieties.

All You Need to Know About Pothos and its Varieties

Usually, pothos is a popular poisonous plant that requires bright or indirect sunlight to grow well. Pathos has waxy, green heart-shaped leaves with splashes of yellow. It is an evergreen houseplant that is widely grown as a hanging plant. It can climb with its aerial roots and reach an enormous height with the support of a tree. Pothos is natural species but the horticulturist developed more than 12 varieties. All the varieties of pothos share different traits. This article will tell you about pothos and their different varieties.

A thorough knowledge about the plant and pothos types that one is about to grow is crucial. Hence this article discusses in detail everything you need to know about pothos varieties. Moreover, in the end, we have also mentioned the top best Pothos that one must buy and grow to enhance their house’s beauty.

Types of PothosPothos and its Varieties

Contrary to many beliefs, Pothos is not just one type of plant. There is a wide variety of 12 different types of Pothos that can be grown indoors. Below is the list.

  1. Golden Pothos
  2. Marble Queen Pothos
  3. Manjula Pothos
  4. Neon Pothos
  5. Cebu Blue Pothos
  6. Hawaiian Pothos
  7. Jessenia Pothos
  8. Silver satin Pothos
  9. Pearls and Jade Pothos
  10. NJoy Pothos
  11. Glacier Pothos
  12. Harlequin Pothos
  13. Snow Queen Photos

Golden PothosGolden Pothos

Botanical Name: Epipremnum Aureum

Indoor Length: 10 to 12 feet

Leaf Color: Heart-shaped green leaves with cream-yellow dashes

Golden pothos (Epipremnum aureum) is a common houseplant that belongs to the family of Araceae. It has heart-shaped green leaves with splashes of yellow. Golden pothos is a popular indoor plant, native to Mo’orea in the Society Islands of French Polynesia. It can reach about 10 to 12 feet and grow leaves up to 4 to 8 inches. Golden pothos is toxic for small pets and cats and can irritate them. Usually, golden pothos can easily be grown, it takes little care. It needs bright light to grow well.

Marble Queen Pothos

Botanical Name: Epipremnum aureum ‘Marble Queen.’Marble Queen

Indoor Length: 1 to 4 feet

Leaf Color: White and Green

 Another popular variety of this tropical vine is the Pothos Marble Queen. It is similar to that of Golden Pothos, but it has more variegation and less chlorophyll. Hence, the pothos light must be brighter for them to thrive. For better growth and look, marble queen pothos care must be done correctly.

This plant looks great as a centerpiece as it has a great decorative and sculpture value. One can put them at the center of a table or shelf for a beautiful look. However, one must be careful with the light level, as too little light will make it turn into a fully green plant.

Manjula Pothos

Botanical Name: Epipremnum aureum ‘Manjula.’Manjula Pothos

Indoor Length: 2 to 5 feet

Leaf Color: Dark to light green, silver green, cream, and white.

 The peculiar leaf shape plant occurs in many different kinds of patterns with overlapping colors. It has broad, brightly variegated leaves in heart shape. A whole study was done by the University of Florida on how they differ from their parent Marble Queen based on their leaf’s size, shape, and smoothness.

Every individual leaf of Manjula Pothos varies in coloration and markings. Some are green, some are cream, while others have multiple splashes in hues of white, cream, pale green, and silver.

Moreover, is a rare variety of Pothos that will look striking on a wall of neutral color. However, one must be cautious with this pothos light level, as it will affect its coloration.

Neon Pothos

Botanical Name: Epipremnum aureum ‘ Neon.’Neon Pothos

Indoor Length: 2 to 6 feet

Leaf Color: Monochrome, neon green.

 Neon variegated pothos has received the medal for having the perfect heart-shaped leaves among the pothos varieties. It is named after its brightest and shiny green color of leaves. Pothos plants will survive in a low light setting, but bright light is recommended to maintain their leaf color.

Use these variegated neon pothos to frame a bright color painting or a backdrop on a shelf for a fantastic look. The neon pothos plant will also look great as a centerpiece on a desk. Proper neon pothos care must be taken so that they may enhance the look of the living room.

Cebu Blue Pothos

Botanical Name: Epipremnum pinnatum ‘Cebu Blue.’Cebu Blue

Indoor Length: 4 to 8 feet

Leaf Color: Dark blue-green.

 Cebu blue Pothos is an unusual plant species as it has an arrow-shaped foliage leaf instead of a heart-shaped one. Further, it is more delicate and slow-growing than the other varieties of Pothos; hence, it requires proper shelter setting and adequate light and warmth.

This plant has a tropical forest look, and it will look great against dark wood or in composition with other plants.

Hawaiian Pothos

Botanical Name: Epipremnum aureum Pothos ‘Hawaiian.’

Indoor Length: 3 to 15 feet.

Leaf Color: Rich emerald green with light green-yellow spots.

 One of the best pothos varieties is Hawaiian Pothos. It has large leaves with a variegated surface giving it an excellent cultivar look. In addition, its exotic and tropical look makes it great for decorating shady spots outdoors and rainforest corners in living rooms.

Jessenia Pothos

Botanical Name: Epipremnum aureum ‘Jessenia.’

Indoor Length: 3 to 8 feet

Leaf Color: Dark emerald and chartreuse green with shades in between.

 Jessenia Pothos is similar to Marble Queen, but these two types of Pothos differ in coloration and variegation degree. This variety is a very delicate-looking one with two close shades of green.

This will look perfect on a bookcase of light color or in a bright spot. Besides, it will also look great in a conservatory and draping over a basket hanging on a nicely colored wall.

Silver Satin

Botanical Name: Scindapsus pictusSilver Satin

Indoor Length: 2 to 6 feet

Leaf Color: Green with silver-green patches

 This Pothos is not the same genus and is another honorary member of the pothos family. Its heart shape is closer to that of a lanceolate, and its tips are bent sideways. For best color and striation, one must put it under bright indirect light.

Its ideal setting is against a dark foliage background or a combination of dark and light backgrounds. Avoid putting it in the middle and try making the best leaf patterns on a monochrome background.

Pearls and Jade Pothos

 Botanical Name: Epipremnum aureum’ Pearls and Jade’Pearls and Jade Pothos

Indoor Length: 3 to 8 feet

Leaf Color: Shades of jade green and cream.

 The University of Florida also patented this most elegant variety of pothos pearls and jade houseplants. This variegated Pothos has green and white cream leaves that give it a smooth transition watercolor look with an oriental touch.

For oriental vibes and a perfect look, place this plant beside an elegant painting against a neutral background. However, please make sure the light level is bright enough to enhance its beauty but not too bright to convert its creamy areas into the green.

NJoy Pothos

Botanical Name: Epipremnum aureum ‘N Joy.’

Indoor Length: 2 to 6 feet

Leaf Color: White and green shades.

N joy pothos is a young member of the Pothos group and is recently bred. Despite looking like Manjula Pothos, it has different variegation of foliage and shades of green, yellow, and white.

It is incredibly decorative but rarely found. Please keep Pothos Njoy on the shelf for a beautiful look and let it dangle down with its curling stems. One can also decorate a low-level bookshelf or table with it.

Glacier Pothos

Botanical Name: Epipremnum Aureum ‘Glacier’

Leaf Color: Emerald green and cream white.

 The striking features have made this small variegated variety of Pothos popular with each passing day. The color pattern is the most beautiful feature of its soft-looking broad leaves. Further, the well-defined patches enhance its beauty.

They are very decorative and sculptural. For an elegant statement look, one can keep them on a desk, coffee table, or shop desk. It will also look great in hanging pothos baskets. However, for a fuller look, one must trim it regularly and be cautious with the level of light.

Snow Queen Photos

Botanical Name: Epipremnum aureum ‘Snow Queen.’

Indoor Length: 3 to 6 feet

Leaf Color: White and green.

 As the name suggests, snow queen has distinctive white markings on its leaves, giving it a very similar look to Marble Queen Pothos. However, in comparison to that, it has white variegation.

For decorating, one can keep them in the center of the table or desk. It will also look great on the bookshelf.

Harlequin Pothos

Botanical Name: Epipremnum aureum ‘Harlequin.’

Indoor Length: 2 to 5 feet

Leaf Color: White and green.

 One of the rarest variety pothos is the Harlequin which resembles Manjula and looks like a mixture of Marble Queen Pothos and Snow Queen Pothos. However, in comparison to all of them, it has more variegation on the leaves.

If you want to enhance your house’s beauty, pair it with Pearls and golden Jade pothos or silver pothos.

Tips for Decorating Pothos

As most of our houses suffer this drawback, hence Pothos makes an excellent indoor plant. One can also decorate their house in a beautiful and mesmerizing way by using a beautifully eclectic collection of this plant’s family. The most commonly used decoration methods are Pothos golden, Cebu blue, Manjula pothos Neon, and marble pothos. Moreover, Pothos are highly versatile plants that can be decorated in various ways;

  • Grow it as a moss pole or plant totem
  • It is best to grow it horizontally on mantles, windowsills, or tabletops.
  • Grow it in hanging pots, and it will move downwards, turning into a beautiful bail.

 How to Take Care of Pothos?

Pothos can easily be grown but it takes a lot of care. Usually, pothos needs bright light to grow well. Water your plant every 1 to 2 weeks but avoid over watering. Make sure the soil is fully dried during watering.

Light Exposure

Pothos tolerate low light conditions, but bright indirect light is highly preferred for them.

Potting Soil

A good drain mix is highly preferable, but a generic one will also be perfect for them. For better drainage, one can mix perlite or coconut coir.

pH of Soil

The ideal pH is slightly acidic and lies in 6.1 to 6.5; however, neutral will work well.


They quickly dry out in the Soil. Hence, one must keep on checking and watering them else their leaves will droop.


The ideal temperature for them is between 70 to 90 Fahrenheit or 20 to 32 celsius. However, they will survive at temperatures lower than theirs.


Pothos is a flowering plant but in the wild. Indoors it will not bloom until treated with particular hormones.

Top Rated Pothos

Below is the list of top-rated Pothos that you must buy and grow to enhance the beauty of your house.

  1. Costa Farms Easy Care Devil’s Ivy Golden Pothos Live Indoor Plant

  2. 9GreenBox – Golden Devil’s Ivy – Pothos – Epipremnum

  3. Nearly Natural 15in. Pothos Ledge (Set on Foam) Silk Plant

  4. Nearly Natural 6681 15in. Pothos with Decorative Vase Silk Plant

  5. American Plant Exchange Monstera Adansonii Swiss Cheese Live Plant

  6. Costa Farms Clean Air 3-Pack


To start your gardening passion, Pothos is the best choice. It is the perfect houseplant that requires minor maintenance and can quickly be grown. Of many pothos species, the marble queen and golden Pothos are classical and worth developing. Besides, many other top varieties have been discussed above that you all must try.

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