Known for its low-maintenance charm and air-purifying qualities, the Pothos plant (Epipremnum Aureum) has become a staple in homes and offices around the world. With its vibrant green leaves and cascading vines, Pothos is not only aesthetically pleasing but also incredibly adaptable. In this care guide, we'll delve into the various Pothos varieties and explore the key aspects of their care, including lighting, soil, and proper watering.

Varieties of Pothos:

  1. Golden Pothos: Perhaps the most popular variety, Golden Pothos features heart-shaped leaves with striking yellow and green marbling. It is a hardy and versatile plant, making it an excellent choice for both beginners and experienced plant enthusiasts. 

    golden pothos
  2. Marble Queen Pothos: Characterized by its delicate-white leaves adorned with green marbling, Marble Queen Pothos adds a touch of elegance to any space. This variety requires similar care to the Golden Pothos but benefits from a bit more bright indirect light

    marble queen pothos plant
  3. Neon Pothos: As the name suggests, Neon Pothos boasts bright, fluorescent green leaves. It's a captivating variety that thrives in low to moderate light conditions, making it an ideal choice for offices or rooms with limited natural light.

    neon pothos plant
  4. Jade Pothos: With its solid green leaves, Jade Pothos is a classic and straightforward option. It's a resilient plant that can tolerate a range of lighting conditions, from low light to bright indirect sunlight.

    jade pothos plant
  5. Manjula Pothos: Recognized for its uniquely shaped leaves with white and green variegation, Manjula Pothos is a more recent cultivar. This variety prefers bright, indirect light and slightly more humidity compared to its counterparts.

    manjula pothos, njoy pothos plant

Lighting Requirements:

Pothos plants are known for their adaptability to various light conditions, but understanding their preferences can optimize their growth. In general, Pothos thrives in medium to low light, making them suitable for spaces with minimal sunlight. However, variegated varieties like Marble Queen and Manjula benefit from slightly brighter conditions to maintain their vibrant colors.
Ensure that your Pothos receives bright indirect sunlight, as direct sunlight can scorch the leaves. If you notice leggy growth or faded leaves, it may be an indication that the plant needs more light.


Pothos plants are not particularly picky about soil, but a well-draining mix is essential to prevent waterlogged roots. A standard potting mix with added perlite or orchid bark works well. Make sure the soil is consistently moist but not soggy. 


A quick tip for repotting a Pothos plant is to check the roots: if they're circling the bottom of the pot or growing through the drainage holes, it's time to consider repotting into a slightly larger container. This usually happens every 1-2 years, especially if the plant has outgrown its current pot or the soil seems depleted.
Read our full repotting guide here


One of the key factors in Pothos care is proper watering. Allow the top inch of soil to dry out before watering, and then water thoroughly. Be cautious not to overwater, as Pothos plants are susceptible to root rot. To keep an eye on your plant's environment, consider using a moisture meter to monitor soil moisture levels and ensure your Pothos is thriving.
With their stunning foliage and minimal care requirements, Pothos plants are a delightful addition to any indoor space. By understanding the unique characteristics of different varieties and providing the right lighting, soil, and watering conditions, you can ensure your Pothos thrives and graces your home with its lush greenery for years to come!
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