18 Types of Pothos Plants with Pictures | Pothos Varieties
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Pothos are easy-care plants which grow by climbing or trailing and are perfect subjects for a hanging basket, a pedestal, a trellis, moss stick and anywhere they can be allowed to climb or hang downwards.
Pothos are flowering, perennial plants in the family Araceae. True Pothos are botanically classified as Epipremnum aureum formerly Scindapsus aureus, though some plants in Epipremnum pinnatum and Scindapsus pictus have been referred to as Pothos. However, their care and growing conditions are similar.
We have herebelow outlined Pothos varieties that you can grow indoors successfully.
Different Kinds of Pothos Plants
Pothos though toxic to both humans and pets are popular houseplants on account of their ease of care and foliage variety. Below are some Pothos Plants with names and pictures.
Epipremnum aureum Pothos Plants (varieties)
1. Golden Pothos (Epipremnum aureum)
Golden Pothos also called Devil's Ivy is the easiest and most popular of the Pothos Plants. It bears waxy green leaves with golden yellow varieagation.
Devil's Ivy is a fast grower and will reach the height of 10 ft in a very short time when grown indoors. Though it can adapt to low light, it grows best in bright, indirect light.
2. Neon Pothos (Epipremnum aureum 'Neon')
Neon Pothos bears green-yellow leaves and requires bright, indirect light inorder to keep the bright leaf color.
The plant is often mistaken for Philodendron lemon lime as the leaf color is similar. It has a variegated variant, 'Variegated Neon Pothos'.
3. Marble Queen Pothos (Epipremnum aureum 'Marble Queen')
Marble Queen Pothos bears green leaves with white or cream variagation. It requires medium to bright, indirect light to maintain the variegation.
4. Manjula Pothos (Epipremnum aureum 'Manjula')
Manjula Pothos is similar to Marble Queen Pothos but the leaves are wider and more round. The leaves are cream yellow-white with light and dark green variegation.
Manjula Pothos is a patented variety developed at University of Florida. It grows best in bright, indirect light to keep the variegation.
5. Pearls & Jade Pothos (Epipremnum aureum 'Pearls and Jade')
Pearls & Jade Pothos is a patented form of Marble Queen Pothos developed at University of Florida. The plant bears smaller leaves than other Pothos.
The variegation in Pearls & Jade Pothos is white and occurs along the edges. It requires bright, indirect light to maintain the variegation.
6. N'Joy Pothos (Epipremnum aureum 'N'Joy')
N'Joy Pothos looks like Pearls & Jade Pothos at a first glance. The difference between them is that it does not have the small splashes of green on the leaves which are present in Pearls & Jade Pothos.
It is a slow growing Pothos which grows best in medium to bright, indirect light inorder to maintain the variegation.
7. Snow Queen Pothos (Epipremnum aureum 'Snow Queen')
Snow Queen Pothos is similar to Marble Queen Pothos but it is more highly variegated with white and small streaks of light green.
Due to the high variegation, the plant grows slowly and requires bright, indirect light to keep the beautiful variegation.
8. Jessenia Pothos (Epipremnum aureum 'Jessenia')
Jessenia Pothos is a cultivar of Marble Queen Pothos. It is a patented plant discovered by Costa Farms in 2014.
This Pothos is a slow grower which bears highly variegated green and yellow-green leaves. It requires medium to bright, indirect light to maintain the variegation.
9. Jade Pothos (Epipremnum aureum 'Jade')
Jade Pothos bears narrow, solid green leaves with no variegation. It is best suited for low light conditions. However, it grows best in medium to bright, indirect light.
10. Global Green Pothos (Epipremnum aureum 'Global Green')
Global Green Pothos is a rare gorgeous plant which bears dark-green and light-green mottled leaves. It grows best in medium to bright, indirect light.
11. Glacier Pothos (Epipremnum aureum 'Glacier')
Glacier Pothos is a rare slow growing Pothos which bears green leaves with silvery white variegation. At a glance, it looks like a Pearls & Jade Pothos or an N'Joy Pothos. It grows best in medium to bright, indirect light.
12. Harlequin Pothos (Epipremnum aureum 'Harlequin')
Harlequin Pothos is one of the rare Pothos. At a glance, it looks like a Manjula Pothos but it has more white variegation.
The Harlequin Pothos grows best in bright, indirect light to maintain the variegation.
Epipremnum pinnatum Pothos Plants (varieties)
13. Dragon Tail Pothos (Epipremnum pinnatum)
Dragon Tail Pothos also called Dragon Tail Plant bears thin, jade-green leaves which become lobed as it matures giving them the appearance of a dragon tail.
It grows best in medium to bright indirect light, warm and humid conditions and moderately moist soil that is rich in organic matter. Read more on how to grow and care for Dragon Tail Plant indoors.
14. Cebu Blue Pothos (Epipremnum pinnatum 'Cebu Blue')
Cebu Blue Pothos is a vigorous grower which bears narrow, silvery green-blue leaves which develop fenestrations as it matures.
The plant requires medium to bright, indirect light and a climbing structure inorder to develop the beautiful fenestrations.
Cebu Blue Pothos is native to Cebu Island in Philippines. Read more on how to grow and care for Cebu Blue Pothos indoors.
15. Baltic Blue Pothos (Epipremnum pinnatum 'Baltic Blue')
Baltic Blue Pothos is a clone of Dragon's Tail Pothos and bears narrow, dark-green leaves with a blue undertone. It grows best in medium to bright, indirect light.
The elongated, dark-green leaves in Baltic Blue Pothos have a bluish tint which is more prominent during the colder season.
They are more smooth, have no silver sheen and curve towards one side. Read more on how to grow and care for Baltic Blue Pothos indoors.
Scindapsus pictus Pothos Plants (varieties)
16. Satin Pothos (Scindapsus pictus ‘Argyraeus')
Satin Pothos is a spectacular plant whose leaves are dark-green, splashed with silver green and have a metallic sheen. It grows best in bright, indirect light.
17. Silver Satin Pothos (Scindapsus pictus ‘Exotica’)
Silver Satin Pothos bears large, thick greenish-blue leaves with silvery-grey variegations. To keep the variagation, it requires bright, indirect light.
18. Treubii Pothos (Scindapsus pictus ‘Treubii’)
Treubii Pothos comes in two forms; Moonlight (featured) which bears silvery-green leaves and the Dark Form which bears dark-green nearly black leaves.
The Dark Form is a rare and expensive plant and you are unlikely to get it easily.