If you are a houseplant enthusiast, you are probably curious about types of pothos. Different types of pothos (epipremnum aureum) are often among the first houseplants that we have had; since they are easy to grow indoors and require minimal amount of care.
In general, different types of pothos plants have long trailing stems and beautiful heart-shaped leaves. Today, we will take a look at some of the most popular varieties of this tropical vine plant, so you can even tell the rare pothos apart.
Among different types of pothos, Manjula pothos is a lovely variety with cream and green leaves. In a Manjula pothos plant, some of its leaves are almost completely white with hints of green; while others have a green and white marbled effect.
It might be difficult for you to identify Manjula pothos in garden centers. But a useful method to tell Manjula pothos apart from other types of pothos is that its leaves have wavy edges and aren’t as flat as other pothos varieties.
This rare pothos has also specific care requirements to keep its leaves vibrant. You need to keep Manjula pothos in a bright location without direct sunlight. Too much sunlight can fade the white variegation of this plant. It’s also worth noting that this rare pothos is a patented variety produced by the University of Florida
Marble Queen Pothos
Marble Queen pothos is a bright trailing plant with stunning marble foliage similar in size to golden pothos. Although it has intensely colored leaves, they are more cream-colored than green. Depending on the branch that it is propagated from, Marble Queen pothos can be more or less colored.
While Marble Queen pothos is not a rare pothos, it creates an eye-catching showpiece in any environment. With a slow growth rate, caring for Marble Queen pothos is very easy compared to other types of pothos. It grows best in bright, indirect sunlight, and doesn’t need repotting as frequently as other types of pothos.
Pearls and Jade Pothos
N’Joy or Pearls and Jade pothos is a pothos variety with small green leaves colored with white and silvery-gray. This verity has smaller leaves than some of the other types of pothos. Similar to Marble Queen Pothos, this variety has also a slow growth rate, making it a great plant for a tables or office desks.
Caring Pearls and Jade pothos may not be as easy as other types of pothos. While different types of pothos plants are almost resistant to drought, Pearls and Jade pothos requires the soil pot to be regularly moist. If you noticed its beautiful leaves are wilting, it means that the soil is not moist enough. Pearls and Jade pothos are also a patented variety produced by the Florida University.
Jade photo or devil’s ivy, is actually the original type of pothos in different types of pothos plants. Jade photo leaves has slight variation on the dark green. This pothos type is another popular houseplant due to its easy care requirements. If you spend some time on pruning its dense vines, you can turn it an attractive tabletop plant.
As a pothos type suitable for indoors, its stems can grow up to 3 feet (90 cm). These stems can hang elegantly over a hanging basket, or grow up a moss pole providing a vertical accent. While Jade pothos grows well in bright light, it doesn’t need much sunlight and high humidity. Therefore, it can be an excellent plant to put in your bathroom as well.
Are you looking for a clean air houseplants recommended by NASA among types of pothos? Then this particular pothos is for you. Golden pothos is a popular variety with glossy and creamy gold-colored leaf patterns that are similar to delicate brush strokes. As a known hanging basket plant, Golden pothos helps to brighten up low-light corners in your room.
The fact that colored leaves of Golden pothos don’t lose their vibrancy in shaded places and where light is usually limited, is one of the outstanding features of this houseplant. You can also keep it outdoors in frost-free areas, but prepare for its leaves reach up to 12 inches wide or more.
Glacier pothos is another charming vining plant with small heart-shaped leaves and a slow growth rate. Having green leaves with silver and gray spots, Glacier pothos is similar to Pearls and Jade among different types of pothos in both appearance and size.
Glacier variety grows well even in low light spaces and survives in average room humidity. But if you want to boost its growth, simply keep it in bright light and a high humidity level. Glacier pothos has a bushy growth habit as well, making it a perfect plant for tables or desks in your house or office.
All the types of pothos introduces so far has lovely small heart-shaped. But what if you prefer larger leaves for your pothos variety?
The Hawaiian pothos has huge leaves compared to other types of pothos plants. It has dark green leaves with yellow spots and long vines that create an impressive vertical accent in hanging baskets or growing up a pole. You don’t need to worry about the size of Hawaiian pothos, as you can prune it to control the stem length, and to keep its size compact.
As you can tell by its name, Neon pothos is one of the most attractive types of pothos. Like almost all pothos varieties, this one also has charming heart-shaped leaves with eye-catching golden yellow color and no variegation.
New Neon pothos leaves are very bright, but darken in color as they age. If you want your Neon pothos to get its electrifying bold color, keep it in bright light. Low-light spots will dull and darken its color. We recommend to grow it in containers on tall diy plant stands or hanging baskets. If you are thinking about a hard-to-reach location, growing it in water is also a good choice.
If you place a Marble Queen pothos and Jessenia pothos next to each other, it won’t be too hard to tell the difference between them. The green leaves of Jessenia pothos green are abundantly marked with chartreuse; and similar to Marble Queen pothos, every Jessenia pothos leaf is also different. The Marble Queen pothos leaves are much lighter than the limey-green leaves of Jessenia.
And compared to Golden pothos, Jessenia tends to grow more slowly. With the increasing popularity of this plant among people, it’s going to be a rare pothos soon!
Despite its name, Satin pothos is not a true Epipremnum aureum plant. Satin pothos is actually from the genus Scindapsus pictus. The reason that it is known as one of the types of pothos, is that it has many of the common features of different types of pothos plants. The Satin pothos is also a climbing plant with matte dark green leaves with silvery spots, which are the reason it is also called the silver satin pothos.
When trying to identify this houseplant, be careful not to confuse it with Philodendron silver. Although both of these plants have heart-shaped leaves and long, trailing stems, none of them are from the genus Epipremnum family. Therefore, they are not true types of pothos plants.
Cebu Blue Pothos
If you are interested in unusual and rare pothos, make sure to know the Cebu Blue cultivar among types of pothos.
The distinctive feature of cebu blue pothos variety is its “long” heart-shaped leaves. Rather than having a rounded shape such as other types of pothos, it has leaves with a lance-like shape. The foliage of this variety is also different than other Cebu Blue pothos. This rare pothos has shiny silvery-blue leaves with eye-catching veined patterns.
If you want to grow this pothos plant, remember that it thrives in bright, indirect sunlight and high humidity levels. Regarding the watering, you only need to water it enough to keep the soil slightly moist.
Despite its common name, the Trebi pothos is another genus Scindapsus related to the Satin pothos. Meaning that the Trebi cultivar isn’t a true member of pothos varieties as well. The main difference between Trebi cultivar and true types of pothos, is that its leaves are not as bright and vibrant as them.
This vining houseplant is another (none) pothos plant with large green leaves. Compared to Satin pothos, Trebi pothos leaves have more differently colored zones. The matte leaves of Trebi pothos have a silver marbling effect, which gives it an amazing silver-blue appearance.
If you find Trebi pothos interesting, you might like other cultivars related to it such as Argyraeus, Exotica, and Silver Ann as well.
Types of Pothos Care Tips
As we mentioned, caring for types of pothos is generally easy. Pothos types indoor adapt quickly in many environments and can grow in low to medium light. However, they still need proper caring. Here are the most essential tips to care different types of pothos plants:
A light potting mix that drains well while holding moisture, is great for growing pothos varieties. It should also contain equal amounts of potting soil, perlite, and peat moss. If you notice that the soil is not draining well, change the soil to avoid root rot due to excess moisture.
It is best to grow pothos types in bright, indirect light. Such light helps your pothos grow faster and keeps the leaves alive and shiny. In different types of pothos, darker-leafed types thrive best in low to minimal light environments.
Only water the common and rare pothos plants when the top 1 to 2 inch (2.5 to 5 cm) of soil is completely dry. Before watering, press on the potting mix firmly. If it is dry, water the plant. And if it is moist, wait until the soil dries.
Deep watering is a suitable technique to water pothos types. In this technique, you need to wait until the soil is partly dry, and then pour water the pot evenly until it drains out the bottom.
If you want to encourage healthy growth, pour diluted houseplant fertilizers once a month during the growing season and the spring (use slow-release fertilizers in spring). During the winter don’t fertilize them, as this trailing plants grow slowly themselves.
Temperature and Humidity
Manjula pothos and other pothos varieties grow best between 65°F and 85°F (18°C – 29°C) temperatures. While the average room temperature is ideal for these plants, as a tropical plant, they need medium to high humidity (at least 40%).
Pruning pothos types indoor is not necessary considering their medium to slow growth. Still, you can trim the stems if they are too long for you, or you prefer bushy growth for your pothos.
Start with trimming any brown, dead, or decaying leaves and stems off. And remember that the best time for pruning types of pothos is in spring before they grow strongly.