Types of Pothos: 15 Stunning Varieties to Grow Today

Pothos, one of the most popular houseplants, offers a wide range of options for plant enthusiasts. With 15 different types of pothos to choose from, growing and caring for these stunning houseplants becomes incredibly rewarding and fun.

Pothos plants are known for their ease of maintenance, which explains their popularity. They thrive indoors and can tolerate various lighting conditions. Moreover, their vining nature makes them a popular choice for hanging pots and baskets.

But what exactly is a true pothos, and how do different varieties differ from each other? Let’s explore!

What Defines a True Pothos?

Before diving into the different types of pothos, it’s important to understand what makes a plant a true pothos.

Pothos, scientifically known as Epipremnum spp., is a group of vining plants. The most common type is Epipremnum aureum, also known as Golden Pothos. Many cultivars of this species can be found in nurseries.

However, there are other vining plants with similar appearances and maintenance requirements that are often mistakenly referred to as pothos. Some examples include Silver Satin Pothos (Scindapsus pictus) and Philodendron Hieracium.

Now that we have a clearer picture of what a true pothos is, let’s explore the 15 different types of pothos and their unique characteristics.

15 Types of Pothos to Consider Growing

1. Golden Pothos (Epipremnum aureum)

Golden Pothos, also known as Devil’s Ivy, is the most common and recognizable pothos variety. With heart-shaped green leaves tinged with golden hues, it is easy to spot. This hardy plant can grow up to 2-3 feet long and thrives in a variety of lighting conditions.

Golden Pothos

2. Marble Queen Pothos (Epipremnum aureum ‘Marble Queen’)

Marble Queen Pothos features moss-green leaves with white streaks. The variegation slows down the growth rate, so it thrives better in bright areas. To learn more about how to plant, grow, and care for Marble Queen Pothos, check out our article.

Marble Queen Pothos

3. Jade Pothos (Epipremnum aureum ‘Jade’)

Jade Pothos is an excellent choice for low-light conditions. Its solid jade-green foliage is slightly thinner than other pothos varieties but shares the same shape and texture. Whether in bright indirect light or low light, Jade Pothos thrives well.

Jade Pothos

4. Neon Pothos (Epipremnum aureum ‘Neon’)

Neon Pothos stands out with its bright lime green leaves. The younger leaves have more vivid colors, while the older ones have a strong neon undertone. To maintain its vibrant color, grow Neon Pothos in bright light.

Neon Pothos

5. Manjula Pothos (Epipremnum aureum ‘Manjula’)

Manjula Pothos is a patented variety known for its curvy-edged leaves. Its cream, silver, white, and green variegation adds interest. Each leaf is unique, featuring different patterns and colors. Growing Manjula Pothos can be quite fun!

Manjula Pothos

6. Jessenia Pothos (Epipremnum aureum ‘Jessenia’)

Jessenia Pothos, a highly variegated form of Golden Pothos, has light green heart-shaped leaves with chartreuse highlights. Each leaf differs from the others, making it a visually interesting addition to your collection.

Jessenia Pothos

7. Variegated Neon Pothos (Epipremnum aureum ‘Neon Variegata’)

Variegated Neon Pothos combines the bright lemon-lime pigment of Neon Pothos with the ornamental leaves of Golden Pothos. It’s a rare and stunning variety that thrives with bright lighting.

8. Pearls and Jade Pothos (Epipremnum aureum ‘Pearls and Jade’)

Pearls and Jade Pothos, another patented variety, features green leaves variegated with silver-gray and white tones. The variegation pattern is unique, with the edges of the foliage showcasing the most prominent colors.

Pearls and Jade Pothos

9. N’Joy Pothos (Epipremnum aureum ‘N’Joy’)

N’Joy Pothos is a recent addition to the pothos family. It has highly variegated light green leaves flecked with white. It shares similarities with Pearls and Jade Pothos but lacks the small splashes of green.

N'Joy Pothos

10. Global Green Pothos (Epipremnum aureum ‘Global Green’)

Global Green Pothos, a relatively new addition to the family, features mottled green foliage. The distribution of colors on its leaves resembles that of N’Joy, Pearls and Jade, and Marble Queen varieties.

Global Green Pothos

11. Glacier Pothos (Epipremnum aureum ‘Glacier’)

Glacier Pothos stands out with its green foliage, white variegation, and silvery streaks. It has a smaller size compared to other cultivars, making it ideal for smaller spaces or offices.

Glacier Pothos

12. Snow Queen Pothos (Epipremnum aureum ‘Snow Queen’)

Snow Queen Pothos, similar to Marble Queen Pothos, features white and green leaves with more white and fewer green spots. It requires a slightly brighter location to promote healthy growth.

Snow Queen Pothos

13. Harlequin Pothos

Harlequin Pothos is a highly variegated cultivar often considered a type of Manjula Pothos. Its foliage displays a striking contrast between white and dark green, making it a visually stunning addition to any collection.

14. Cebu Blue Pothos (Epipremnum pinnatum ‘Cebu Blue’)

Cebu Blue Pothos is a different species (pinnatum) within the same genus as Epipremnum. It features slender, blue-green leaves with a distinctive blue-metallic sheen, making it a unique and eye-catching variety.

Cebu Blue Pothos

15. Baltic Blue Pothos (Epipremnum pinnatum ‘Baltic Blue’)

Baltic Blue Pothos is a dark green variety with holes reminiscent of Monstera leaves. It is much easier to care for than Monstera and grows faster. Its versatility allows it to thrive in different settings, from hanging planters to moss poles.

Baltic Blue Pothos

These 15 varieties of pothos offer a range of stunning options for your indoor plant collection. Each has its own unique characteristics and care requirements, so choose the ones that best suit your preferences and home environment.

Remember to enjoy the process of growing and caring for these beautiful plants. Happy pothos gardening!

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