The One about the Pothos Indoor Plant

One of the more popular indoor plants to keep in one’s home is the Pothos.

A wonderful hanging plant with leaves that grow down as cascading vines, I decided to purchase one over a month ago as

I also want to start incorporating indoor house plants as it is nature’s best filter in the home.

In 1989, NASA conducted a Clean Air Study and created a list of the top indoor houseplants that remove toxic agents such as benzene, formaldehyde and tricholoroethylene from the air, and also helping neutralize the effects of sick building syndrome.

According to NASA, one should have one air-purifying plant for every 100 square feet of space.

The names of a pothos are so varied, Scindapsus, Epipremnum aureus, etc.

And often, you will them called The common names it goes by are just as varied, Australian Native Monstera, Devil’s Ivy, Golden Pothos, Ivy Arum, Silver Vine and Taro Vine to name just a few.

The Pothos removes benzene, formaldehyde, xylene and toluene but it is also toxic to dogs and cats.

Some may confuse the pothos with another excellent indoor plant, the philodendron and while they look similar, the differences are in the vines.

I have both and I find the pothos vines to grow more quickly.

But the pothos needs regular water during most seasons except the winter, which needs less.  Soil should never be soggy or wet and enjoys high humidity.

As for the types of potho’s plants, I have a golden pothos (aka Golden Devil’s Ivy), you can find a Marble Queen pothos with its white and green foliage but one that has caught my attention as of late is the neon pothos (which I have been contemplating of purchasing) because of its chartreuse leaves.

And when those long leaves need to be trimmed, quite easy or you can easily propogate them.

Overall, a wonderful indoor plant!


Dennis A. Amith