21 Types of Pothos Plants: Which Pothos Plant Is Right for You?

Pothos (Epipremnum aureum) is one of the houseplants for home or office decoration. Pothos is undoubtedly the easiest and most popular houseplant to care for. They are easy to grow indoors and can survive in different light conditions. Plus, they’re great vines that are popular choices for hanging baskets and planters.

In today’s report, you will learn about the care and types of 21 pothos plants that are easy to grow in your home. The biggest advantage of the pothos plant is that it grows well in water without soil. However, if you want, you can also replace the soil, in which case the soil should be made with good drainage. Pothos plant have several benefits for the environment and our well-being that you will learn about from the tree care report.

There are different types of pothos plants according to the type of leaves, its scientific name is Epipremnum aureum, and it belongs to the Araceae family. Pothos is also known as silver vine, good luck tree, taro vine, hunter’s robe, devil’s ivy and Solomon Island ivy, Ceylon vine, ivy comfort, taro vine or devil’s ivy.

Types of Pothos Plants

1. Golden Pothos (Epipremnum aureum) :

Golden pothos (Epipremnum aureum) is a popular houseplant known for its attractive appearance and ease of care. It is native to the Solomon Islands and has become naturalized in many parts of the world.

Golden pothos leaves are heart-shaped and have a shiny, leathery texture. They are usually green with yellow variations, but the color can vary depending on the amount of light the plant receives. In bright, indirect light, the yellow variation will be more apparent, while in low light, the leaves will be mostly green.

Golden pothos is a climbing vine and can be trained to climb a trellis, moss pole or other support. It can also be grown as a trailing plant in hanging baskets. The tree can reach 6–10 feet (1.8–3 m) in length, but can be pruned to maintain a more compact size.

Golden Pothos
Golden Pothos

Aside from their appealing appearance, golden pothos are also known for their air-purifying properties. It can help remove pollutants like formaldehyde, benzene and carbon monoxide from the air, making it a great choice for indoor spaces.

Overall, golden pothos are a versatile and easy-to-care-for houseplant that can add a touch of greenery and style to any space.

2. Manjula Pothos (Epipremnum aureum ‘Manjula’) :

More difficult to come by than the golden pothos is the manjula pothos, known as the most variegated, characterized by creamy yellow-white leaves with light and dark green variations. Manjula Pothos was developed at the University of Florida and is a patented variety. Although this plant can survive in low light, it prefers bright, indirect light where possible. Manjula is a girl’s name in India meaning “beautiful”.

The main difference between manjula and other types of pothos is that manjula pothos has curved edges on its heart-shaped leaves that refuse to lie flat.

Manjula pothos can reach 6–10 feet (1.8–3 m) in length, but can be pruned to maintain a more compact size. The plant prefers bright, indirect light, but can tolerate low light conditions. If the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch, it should be watered and fertilized occasionally with a balanced houseplant fertilizer.

Manjula Pothos
Manjula Pothos

Apart from its attractive appearance, Manjula Pothos is also known for its air-purifying qualities. It can help remove pollutants like formaldehyde, benzene and carbon monoxide from the air, making it a great choice for indoor spaces.

3. Silver satin pothos (Scindapsus pictus ‘Argyraeus’) :

Silver satin pothos (Scindapsus pictus ‘Argyraeus’) is a popular houseplant known for its striking silvery variegation and ease of care. It is native to Southeast Asia and a member of the Araceae family.

The leaves of Silver Satin Pothos are heart-shaped and unique in color. They display a dark green, yellow color with silvery variations, which gives the plant a distinctive look. The intensity of the variety can vary depending on the amount of light the plant receives, with bright light making the silvery variety more pronounced. This type of pothos is also known as silver pothos or satin pothos. The leaves of silver pothos are smaller than those of other types.

Silver satin pothos is a climbing vine that can be climbed with the help of a trellis, moss stake, or other support. The tree can reach 6–10 feet (1.8–3 m) in length, but requires pruning to be more compact or to maintain size.

Silver satin pothos
Silver satin pothos

Silver satin pothos prefers bright, indirect light, but can tolerate low light conditions. If the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch, it should be watered and fertilized occasionally with a balanced houseplant fertilizer.

4. Variegated Neon Pothos (Epipremnum aureum ‘Neon’) :

Variegated neon pothos (Epipremnum aureum ‘Neon’) is an attractive and vibrant houseplant much sought after by plant enthusiasts. It is a variety of golden pothos and is known for its brightly colored leaves and ease of care.

Variegated neon pothos leaves are heart-shaped and glossy in texture, medium in shape. There are yellow-green varieties including a bright one. The bright colors are more pronounced on new growth and fade slightly as the leaves mature.

Variegated Neon Pothos

Variegated neon pothos is a climbing vine and can be easily topped using trellises, stakes or others.

5. Marble Queen Pothos (Epipremnum aureum ‘Marble Queen’) :

Marble Queen Pothos (Epipremnum aureum ‘Marble Queen’) is a popular houseplant known for its attractive variety and ease of care. It is a variety of Golden Pothos and is native to Southeast Asia.

Marble Queen pothos can sometimes be mistaken for golden pothos because the leaf detail is similar, but this variety can be distinguished by its white or cream variation. This is a very variegated variety that needs a little more light than golden pothos to keep the variety bright. A location that receives moderate to bright indirect light is ideal.

Variegated Neon Pothos
Variegated Neon Pothos

The leaves of Marble Queen Pothos are heart-shaped and have a glossy texture. They are a bright green color with irregular patches of creamy white variation, which gives the plant a distinctive look. The intensity of the variegation can vary depending on the amount of light the plant receives, with brighter light resulting in more pronounced white variegation.

Apart from its attractive appearance, Marble Queen Pothos is also known for its air-purifying qualities. It can help remove pollutants like formaldehyde, benzene, and carbon monoxide from the air, making it a great choice for indoor spaces.


Compared to manjulas and golden pothos, marble queen is less mottled in color (imagine a true marble pattern) and has wavy, almost wavy leaves. It is also much more common than Manjula.

6. Jessenia Pothos (Epipremnum aureum ‘Jessenia’) :

Jessenia is not a recognized species of pothos plant. One of the most recent pothos varieties was discovered by Costa Farms in 2014, and is still rare today. Pothos plants are part of the genus Epipremnum and this genus includes several recognized species, including Epipremnum aureum (also known as devil’s ivy or golden pothos), Epipremnum pinatum, and Epipremnum amplicimum.

Variegated Neon Pothos
Variegated Neon Pothos

It is possible that “jessenia” is a specific variety of pothos. The paint-splatter variety of Jessenia pothos is similar to Marble Queen, except that its markings are a light lime-green rather than yellow or cream. Unlike Golden Pothos, Jessenia’s pattern is evenly perforated with no large areas of solid color.

7. Pearl and Jade Pothos (Epipremnum aureum ‘Pearl and Jade’):

Pearl and Jade Pothos (Epipremnum aureum ‘Pearl and Jade’) are named for their stunning green and white variegated leaves and are truly one of the most attractive pothos varieties on the market. The popular marble queen pothos, pearl and jade pothos were developed by the University of Florida in 2009. Although they may be closely related, marble queens and pearl and jade pothos are quite different in appearance. Pearl and Jade Pothos are known for having much smaller, thinner leaves than varieties like Marble Queen or Golden Pothos, and their variegation patterns are also slightly different. However, similar to these varieties and all plants in the genus Epipremnum, pearl and jade pothos are considered toxic to pets.

Variegated Neon Pothos
Variegated Neon Pothos

Pearl and Jade Pothos are derived from Marble Queen Pothos. Its leaves are smaller and thinner than those of Marble Queen Pothos, and it has white-edged, light green leaves with green streaks throughout, including cream and white varieties. These pothos grow at a slower rate and prefer brighter light than some other pothos varieties.

8. Baltic Blue Pothos (Epipremnum pinnatum ‘Baltic Blue’) :

Baltic Blue Pothos (Baltic Blue Pothos) is a unique and rare variety of the popular Pothos plant (Epipremnum aureum) with a distinctive blue-green color on its leaves. The leaves are elongated and heart-shaped and have a glossy texture, with white streaks through the green.

Baltic Blue Pothos is a clone of Epipremnum pinnata, also known as Dragon Tail Pothos. It is distinguished from Cebu Blue and Dragon Tail Pothos by its dark green leaves that create a blue undertone. Its leaves are also larger and develop fenestration earlier than those of Cebu Blue Pothos.

Baltic Blue Pothos
Baltic Blue Pothos

Baltic Blue Pothos is a hardy and low-maintenance houseplant that is easy to care for and tolerant of a range of lighting conditions. It prefers well-draining soil and can thrive in low to bright indirect light. The plant can grow up to several feet tall, making it a great choice for hanging baskets or trailing off a shelf.

9. Cebu Blue Pothos (Epipremnum pinnatum ‘Cebu Blue’) :

Native to the island of Cebu in the Philippines, the Cebu Blue Pothos presents a unique variety of pothos. Along with Baltic Blue Pothos, Cebu Blue Pothos is a variety of Epipremnum pinatum (or Dragon’s Tail Pothos), rather than Epipremnum aureum like other types of pothos. Foliage is characterized by narrow, silvery green leaves that develop fenestrations as they mature. It is a member of the same genus as Epipremnam. It was named after the Filipino island of Cebu.

Cebu Blue Pothos
Cebu Blue Pothos

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

Global Green is a new pothos variety with beautifully textured, rich green leaves that are marbled in dark and light green. Global Pothos has strong stems and is easy to care for, and you’ll find that this is an extremely rare and valuable variety of Pothos plant!

Global Green Pothos
Global Green Pothos

11. Hawaiian Pothos (Epipremnum aureum ‘Hawaiian’) :

Hawaiian pothos (Epipremnum pinnatum ‘Cebu Blue’) is a tropical houseplant native to the Philippines and other parts of Southeast Asia. It is a member of the Araceae family and is closely related to other popular houseplants such as golden pothos and monstera.

Hawaiian pothos is a climbing plant that can grow up to 20–30 feet tall, although it is usually kept small as a houseplant. Its leaves are large and heart-shaped and have an attractive zebra-striped variety. Hawaiian pothos are also hardier than most. The plant is relatively easy to care for and can tolerate a range of lighting conditions, although it does best in bright, indirect light. It prefers well-drained soil and regular watering, but can handle periods of dryness between waterings.

Hawaiian Pothos
Hawaiian Pothos

Like other members of the pothos family, Hawaiian pothos is an excellent air purifier and can help remove pollutants from the indoor environment. It can easily grow by adopting any house plant. It is a relatively low maintenance plant and can be easily propagated from stem cuttings.

12. Neon Pothos (Epipremnum aureum ‘Neon’) :

Neon pothos, also known as Epipremnum aureum ‘Neon’, is a popular variety of the classic pothos plant. It is a fast grower, reaching 6–8 feet in length.

The bright neon-green leaves of neon pothos are its most noticeable feature. The leaves are heart-shaped and glossy, with a waxy texture. They can grow up to 3-4 inches in length and 2-3 inches in width. Leaves are quite distinctive, and can add a pop of vibrant color to any room. Native to the Solomon Islands, neon stands out for its striking color and has a reputation for being extremely hardy.

Neon Pothos
Neon Pothos

13. Satin Pothos (Scindapsus pictus ‘Argyraeus’) :

Satin pothos (Cyndapsus pictus) is a popular tropical houseplant known for its velvety foliage and easy care requirements. It is native to Southeast Asia and is a member of the Araceae family with the scientific name Scindapsus pictus, which includes other popular houseplants such as monstera, philodendron and pothos.

Satin pothos has small heart-shaped leaves that are dark green with silver markings, giving the plant a velvety texture and an overall attractive appearance. The plant is a climbing vine and can grow up to 10 feet tall, although it is usually kept small as a houseplant.

Satin Pothos
Satin Pothos

Satin pothos is a relatively low-maintenance plant and can tolerate a range of lighting conditions, although it does best in bright, indirect light. It prefers well-drained soil and regular watering, but can handle periods of dryness between waterings. Like other members of the Pothos family, it is an excellent air purifier and can help remove pollutants from the indoor environment.
Propagation of satin pothos is also relatively easy, as it can be propagated from stem cuttings. Overall, satin pothos are a great choice for anyone looking for a beautiful and easy-to-care-for houseplant.

14. NJoy Pothos (Epipremnum aureum ‘NJoy’) :

NJoy Pothos (Epipremnum aureum ‘NJoy’) is a popular variety of golden pothos and is known for its beautifully variegated foliage. It is a tropical houseplant native to Southeast Asia and a member of the Araceae family, which includes other popular houseplants such as monstera, philodendron, and other pothos varieties.

NJoy Pothos
NJoy Pothos

A variety of Marble Queen, NJoy has white, yellow and green variegation on the leaf edges. Like Manjula it was patented by Dr. Ashish Hansoti. It is frequently confused with Manjula due to its color and bushy growth habit, and can be distinguished by solid color blocks rather than streaks and whorls.

New Jersey pothos can also be propagated from stem cuttings, making it a relatively simple plant to grow. Overall, NJoy Pothos is a great choice for anyone looking for a beautiful and easy-care houseplant with a unique variegated pattern.

15. Snow Queen Pothos (Epipremnum aureum ‘Snow Queen’):

Snow Queen Pothos (Epipremnum aureum ‘Snow Queen’) is a popular cultivar of Golden Pothos and not to be confused with Marble Queen Pothos, Snow Queen Pothos is a highly variegated pothos variety with stunning white/cream leaves edged with thin streaks of medium green variegation. It is a tropical houseplant native to Southeast Asia and a member of the Araceae family, which includes other popular houseplants such as monstera, philodendron, and other pothos varieties.

Snow Queen Pothos
Snow Queen Pothos

It needs a location that receives bright, indirect light to keep the leaves from curling, and a small amount of green. May vary from leaf to leaf, giving the plant a unique and attractive appearance. It is a climbing vine and can grow up to 10 feet tall, although it is usually kept small as a houseplant.

Propagation of Snow Queen Pothos is also relatively easy, as it can be propagated from stem cuttings. Overall, Snow Queen Pothos is a great choice for anyone looking for a beautiful and easy-care houseplant with a unique variegated pattern.

16. Harlequin Pothos (Epipremnum aureum ‘Harlequin’) :

Harlequin Pothos (Epipremnum aureum ‘Harlequin’) is a stunning variety of Golden Pothos and is known for its highly variegated foliage. It is a tropical houseplant native to Southeast Asia and a member of the Araceae family, which includes other popular houseplants such as monstera, philodendron, and other pothos varieties.

Harlequin Pothos
Harlequin Pothos

Undoubtedly the rarest of harlequin pothos plants, harlequin pothos displays highly variegated white and dark green leaves. It looks very similar to Manjula Pothos, though without the cream/yellow color. It needs bright, indirect light to support its bright variegation.

17. Variegated Neon Pothos (Epipremnum aureum ‘Neon Variegata’):

Variegated Neon Pothos (Epipremnum aureum ‘Neon’) is a popular variety of Golden Pothos and is known for its bright and attractive variety. It is native to Southeast Asia and a member of the Araceae family, which includes other popular houseplants such as monstera, philodendron, and other pothos varieties.

Variegated Neon Pothos
Variegated Neon Pothos

While regular neon pothos has small variegated leaves, variegated neon pothos has bright green or yellow stable variegation across its leaves. In low light conditions, its variegation will begin to return, so a location that receives bright, indirect light is best for this pothos.

18. Dragon’s Tail Pothos (Epipremnum pinnatum ‘Dragon’s Tail’):

Dragon’s tail is not the only plant of the Epipremnum aureum species; in fact, it is a species of the same Araceae family (Epipremnum pinnata ‘Cebu Blue’) that is known as a tropical houseplant in Southeast Asia. Its variegated or non-variegated leaves are particularly large and split at the edges with maturity. Dragon’s Tail Pothos is named for its unique leaf shape, which is long and narrow, resembling a dragon’s tail. Its leaves are a beautiful blue-green color and can grow up to several feet in length.

Dragon's Tail Pothos
Dragon’s Tail Pothos

It is a type of pothos, a popular genus of trailing plant that is easy to care for and can thrive in a wide range of indoor environments. This plant likes bright, indirect light and can be grown in a hanging basket or trained to climb up a support. It is a popular choice for adding a touch of exotic beauty to any interior space.

19. Glacier Pothos (Epipremnum aureum ‘Glacier’) :

The Glacier Pothos (Epipremnum aureum ‘Glacier’) is a popular houseplant known for its attractively variegated foliage. Its heart-shaped leaves are a mix of green and creamy white, speckled with light green and silvery gray.

Glacier Pothos
Glacier Pothos

A rarity for Pothos collectors is the Glacier Pothos, which can easily be confused with NJoy; However, the leaves of the Glacier Pothos are smaller and rounder. Another minor difference: N’Joy Pothos leaves are matte underneath, while Glacier leaves are glossy. Glacier Pothos is a low-maintenance plant that’s easy to care for, making it a great choice for beginners or those who don’t spend a lot of time caring for plants. It prefers bright, indirect light but can tolerate low light conditions.

20. Trebi Pothos (Scindapsus pictus ‘Trebi’) :

Trebi Pothos (Scindapsus treubii) is a member of the genus Scindapsus and is a slow-growing houseplant known for its attractive silvery luster and shiny leaves. Trebi pothos is sometimes referred to as “moonlight” or “sterling silver” because of the unique color of the leaves. This plant requires little care and can tolerate a wide range of lighting conditions, from low to bright indirect light. It is a trailing vine that can be grown in a hanging basket or trained to climb a support. Trebi pothos are a great choice for adding some unique texture and color to any indoor space.

Trebi Pothos
Trebi Pothos

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