Saturday, June 29, 2013

Golden Pothos

Golden Pothos, also called Devil's Ivy, is a houseplant that thrives on neglect.  It prefers bright indirect light, and it's probably best to water it once a week or so, but this plant will survive on less (or more) water and light.  It's perfect for anyone who wants a houseplant, but is worried about killing it, because it will pretty much tolerate anything you do to it.  It's also very easy to propagate, so once you have one, you can get more from the same plant if you would like.  The trailing vines need to be given a 'haircut' every now and then to keep them from getting out of control.  This was my first houseplant.  As you can see from the photos, which were taken one year apart, it is a very good plant for beginners!

Above: Golden Pothos when I first got it in 2012. Below: The same plant one year later, vigorous and thriving.  The leaves are bigger, and I've had to prune it a couple of times.

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