Botanical name: Epipremnum
Botanical name: Epipremnum
Tongavines comprise a genus of evergreen perennial tropical vines that climb with the help of aerial roots. Very dominant in their natural surroundings, some species are highly popular houseplants, with variegated and other multi-colored varieties being especially favored. All parts of the plants are toxic due to oxalate crystal spikes and trichosclereid cells.
Species of Tongavines
Centipede tongavine (Epipremnum pinnatum) is a plant species native to the Philippines. Centipede tongavine is also called the dragon-tail plant . This species is often planted for ornamental purposes and cultivated in planters. This species is called tibatib in the Philippines. It has become naturalized in the West Indies.
Pothos 'Njoy' is a popular, variegated Pothos cultivar. This variety has two-toned leaves with dark green backgrounds and light green to white edges and splotches. As is the case with some other lightly-colored Pothos varieties, this one requires a bit of extra sunlight to keep its pattern looking sharp. If kept too long in the shade, its splotches will turn a dull yellow color. Pothos 'Njoy' is a descendant of another popular cultivar, Epipremnum aureum "Marble Queen."
The golden pothos (Epipremnum aureum) is a popular houseplant that is commonly seen in Australia, Asia, and the West Indies. It goes by many nicknames, including "devil's ivy", because it is so hard to kill and can even grow in low light conditions. Golden pothos has poisonous sap, so it should be kept away from pets and children.
Pothos 'Argyraeum' is named for the color of its leaves: in Latin, 'argyraeus' means ‘silvery’. This vining plant has distinctive silver markings on its foliage. Pothos 'Argyraeum' is sometimes therefore known as silk or satin pothos, although it is not a pothos. It can trail in long strands, making it ideal for hanging pots.
Pothos 'Aureum' is an evergreen vine that rarely flowers. It is part of the Araceae family and is commonly known as ‘Golden pathos’ or the ‘Money plant.’ It was first described in 1880 and named Pothos aureus. The name was later changed to E. aureum (the name meaning 'golden') after noticing its similarity to Epipremnum pinnatum. Looks fabulous climbing up the trunks of tall trees.
Centipede tongavine 'Golden Pothos'
Centipede tongavine 'Golden Pothos' is an extremely decorative plant, bred to have unusual leaf color. When they emerge, the new leaves are yellow-green, but as they grow, they obtain an attractive and luminous lime-green color. Centipede tongavine 'Golden Pothos' is commonly grown as a houseplant.
Golden Pothos is a common cultivar of devil's ivy that has variegated leaves which display a sharp intermingling of green and yellow hues. Like other lighter-colored, variegated Pothos cultivars, golden Pothos will require a bit of extra sunlight to maintain its handsome pattern. Even so, these plants are very low-maintenance and quite popular.
Epipremnum amplissimum comprise a genus of evergreen perennial tropical vines that climb with the help of aerial roots. Very dominant in their natural surroundings, some species are highly popular houseplants, with variegated and other multi-colored varieties being especially favored. All parts of the plants are toxic due to oxalate crystal spikes and trichosclereid cells.