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(The thirty-year-old Epipremnum aureum that my parents have in the living room.)

As I was growing up, we always had a pothos (Epipremnum aureum)growing in our living room and I always wanted to get pothos as well as any similar plants. Since my plant obsession began, I have purchased 2 Philodendron scandens spp. oxycardium "Heartleaf Philodendron", 1 Philodendron scandens spp. micans "Velvet Leaf Philodendron", 2 Epipremnum aureum "Golden Pothos", 1 "Marble Queen", and one Scindapsus pictus "Satin Pothos". Most of my philodendrons and pothos are currently growing in my room and are pictured below:
(My largest Philodendron scandens ssp. oxycardium that I have growing on the top of a bookshelf)

(From front to back: Philodendron scandens ssp. micans and Philodendron scandens ssp. oxycardium)

(Scindapsus pictus "Satin Pothos")

(Epipremnum aureum "Golden Pothos")

(An Epipremnum aureum that I started from cuttings and still needs some work...)

(My small Epipremnum aureum 'Marble Queen' that we purchased a few months ago...)

My other pothos is currently growing in my office at work and it is still growing very nicely at work (see this post and subsequent update post). As you can see from the picture below, my work pothos seems like it has grown the most since I notice when there is new growth on it since it is directly behind my computer monitor and three of the vines are growing on top of the monitor. This plant has come a long way from being the pot-bound plant that I bought at Lowe's last fall.
(My Epipremnum aureum at work that seems to be happy.)
Care: Caring for pothos and the philodendrons are easy and each can tolerate neglect as well as no direct sunlight. All of my plants are kept at around 70-76 degrees and I water each plant once per week. These plants provide any room with a very nice shade of green and they are one of my favorite plants to grow. The plants will tend to get yellowing leaves if they are watered too much, and some of mine get brown spots on them, but I'm not exactly sure what is causing this at the moment.

A few weeks ago, when Annah and I were on a mini vacation, we decided to stop at the Home Depot up in Duluth, Minnesota to see what kind of selection they had. Whoever runs the gardening "section" should learn how to organize the plants into one place. The store in Rochester is neatly organized and has a decent selection of plants. The one in Duluth had several different areas throughout the store for their plants, and if we hadn't had to walk to the cashier we wouldn't have seen half of their plant selection. The reason why I'm mentioning the Duluth Home Depot is because that is where we found a Phildendron scandens 'Brasil' which is pictured below.
(Philodendron scandens 'Brasil')
This Philodendron gets the name "Brasil" for resembling the Brazilian flag with the yellow surrounded by the green, and even though the plant we purchased has a few imperfections, there is new growth and soon these imperfections will not even be noticeable.

I am still looking around for a Neon Pothos, but have been unable to find one as of yet. Once I do I will post a picture on the blog.

If you are looking for some nice green plants that do not require a lot of attention and can survive in low light and less watering than some other plants might allow, then you should purchase some pothos and some philodendrons to brighten up your house or to fulfill your needs if you're addicted to plants. Additionally, if you're looking for more information about pothos and philodendrons you can look at this post from Damn Plants or PATSP's post on these wonderful plants.

Photo Credits: All me

3 comments

  1. chey // March 31, 2008 at 5:14 PM  

    Great blog! Thanks for linking to my blog! Cheers.

  2. Snowman on Pothos Plants // May 24, 2011 at 7:41 AM  

    Beautiful plants! Thanks for sharing.

  3. indoor plants // May 19, 2014 at 1:26 PM  

    Love this plant. Pothos is super easy to grow and it actually also cleans indoor air. I wrote about it in my post: http://www.sweetieandgeek.com/houseplants-that-clean-the-air/