Golden Pothos

Epiprenum aureum (Araceae)

Characteristics

Evergreen vine, growing up to 20 m long, with stems up to 4 cm in diameter. Leaves alternate, heart-shaped, entire on juvenile plants but irregularly pinnate on mature plants, up to 100 cm long and 45 cm broad, juvenile leaves much smaller (< 20 cm). The flowers arranged along a spadix are produced in a spathe. However, it rarely flowers without artificial hormone supplements. It can be cultivated from a cutting, a part of a plant used in plant propagation.

Distribution

Native to Society Islands of French Polynesia. It is a popular houseplant in temperate regions but has also become naturalized in tropical and subtropical forests worldwide, including Australia, SE-Asia and the Pacific Islands.

Natural Medical Properties

No known.

Did you know?

“Golden Pothos” is also called “Devil’s vine” because it is almost impossible to kill, and it stays green even when kept in the dark.

Further reading:

Literature

World Flora Online
WorldChecklist of Selected Plant Families
A working list of all plant species