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Golden pothos
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A species of Tongavines, Also known as Devil's ivy, Taro vine, Ceylon creeper, Ivy arum, Money plant, Hunter's robe
Botanical name : Epipremnum aureum Genus : Tongavines

Golden pothos, A species of Tongavines
Also known as:
Devil's ivy, Taro vine, Ceylon creeper, Ivy arum, Money plant, Hunter's robe
Botanical name: Epipremnum aureum
Genus: Tongavines
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Golden pothos (Epipremnum aureum)

Description

The golden pothos is a popular flowering house plant that's 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 grow in the dark. Golden pothos has poisonous sap, so it should be kept away from pets and children.
Plant Type
Herb
Bloom Time
Spring, Summer
Flower Color
Green
Leaf Color
Green
Yellow
Variegated
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General Info

Name story

Golden pothos
Since its green leaves are laced with the color gold, it is called Golden Pothos. Epipremnum aureum has a long and tortuous naming history, and it has been reclassified several times. It was first classified as Pothos aureus. In 1962, scholars discovered that it actually had a blossoming phase. Since then, scholars closely observed and investigated the plant's flowers, leaves and growth, and determined its latin name to be Epipremnum aureum.
Devil's ivy
Even if kept in the dark, it can stay green the whole year long, just like the tenacity of the devil. It is also known as devil's ivy because it is almost impossible to kill.

Symbolism

Happiness, good fortune, determination to achieve one's goals, wealth

Usages

Environmental Protection Value
The golden pothos has strong air purification properties and impurity adsorption abilities, which can effectively remove a number of toxins from the air.
Garden Use
Golden pothos is a perennial evergreen vine commonly found in gardens of tropical climates. It is prized for its variegated green and yellow leaves. The trailing tendrils make it suitable for ground cover or as an understory plant. Golden pothos is essential in tropical-themed gardens. Plant with ferns for textural contrast or other succulents for a beautiful scene.

Is the golden pothos poisonous for humans?

Golden pothos is slightly toxic to humans and animals if ingested and may be considered a noxious weed in some regions.

Will it be fatal if my cat takes a bite on golden pothos?

Golden pothos is toxic to dogs and cats. Ingestion of any part of the plant may cause vomiting, oral irritation and difficulty swallowing.

Is it a Weed?

This plant, considered a noxious weed, spreads by growing its aerial roots up towards the sunlight, and when a small section of the stem is broken off, it is able to fashion itself into functioning underground roots and establish a new plant wherever it may have fallen. In doing so, it blocks sunlight from other plants and steals a large amount of nutrients for itself. In the wild, golden pothos is able to grow in many types of soil with a wide range of moisture. It is difficult to kill and stays green even when kept without any light.

Toxicity

All parts of golden pothos are poisonous if consumed because of the insoluble calcium oxalate crystals it contains. The effects on humans are normally mild, with symptoms often being mild irritation of the lips, mouth and tongue. In extreme cases, there may also be difficulty swallowing, vomiting and diarrhea. It can also cause skin irritation when ingested in large quantities

Toxicity in Animals

The golden pothos has worse effects on animals than on humans. The same kind of symptoms persist, namely drooling, chocking and swelling of the mouth and tongue. Golden pothos should be kept out of reach of pets.

Environmental Threats

The golden pothos is native to Mo’orea in French Polynesia. It has become naturalized in tropical and sub-tropical forests worldwide and is highly invasive in many tropical countries where it was not native. In these habitats, it has no natural enemies and is able to completely overgrow the forest floor, as well as cover trees, causing severe ecological damage

Potential Risks

As a common potted plant, it is easily reached by pets. Caution is needed to avoid any consumption by pet. Additionally, if left unchecked in garden, golden pothos can be a weed as it can cover the ground, blocking sunlight and preventing native plants from growing.

How to Control it

Golden pothos is easier to control in a specific area then in the wild. As it is mainly a houseplant for most people, care should be taken to keep it out of reach of children and pets. The shoots tips of the golden pothos can be pinched off periodically throughout the growing season to manage the plants’ growth, and vines and leaves can be cut back as required.

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