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Neon Pothos Plant- Epipremnum Aureum

The Neon Pothos is Exuberantly colorful and showy with bright Chartreuse heart shaped leaves.

This Pothos is grown for its cheerfully bright electric green foliage. The eye popping foliage commands attention and lift the spirits.

This is one of my FAVORITE foliage plants. It’s sits quietly wherever it’s happy and commands the eye. “Look at me. I’m amazing!” Indeed.

Epipremnum aureum 'Neon'

It’s also very easy to please. Follow our printable care guide below for a happy healthy pothos plant.

Pothos plants filter the Air, add beautiful decor and life to your home. What’s your favorite?

Neon Pothos Growth habit:

Classy and elegant as a centerpiece on this dark wood table. The Neon Pothos Glows in its white hobnail pot.

Neon Pothos

The golden pothos is a stunning foliage plant as is the mini monstera with its fenestrated leaves.

As a trailing vine:

Left alone to grow unpruned Pothos will trail heart shaped leaves over the edge of its pot and down the sides.

Plant it in hanging pots or open shelves that allow its long trailers to spill out. This creates quite a show of glorious yellow green color.

The neon is a moderate grower. The trailers run about two feet long in most house conditions.

Staked Neon pothos

If you wish you can train a neon pothos UP a trellis as well. You may have to tie it to the trellis or stake to get it started.

Lower light and cooler temperatures will reduce the growth length of this pothos vine and size of the leaves.

As a tabletop Potted plant.

Neon Pothos

If you prefer a more upright presentation for a table top plant. Prune off the trailers as they grow over the pot.

The plant pot will infill with new growth and get bushier. You can replant the trailer ends (discussed in the propagation section).

Printable Neon Pothos Care Guide:

CARE NOTES: The Neon pothos (also known as ‘The Goldilocks’) has only a few basic requirements to remain a happy durable plant. If you see pothos yellow leaves that is a sign you are loving your plant too much. Don’t kill it with kindness.

Overwatering is the single biggest mistake most pothos owners make. When pothos leaves start turning yellow they are overwatered and in danger of getting root rot.

Our care guide discusses potting soil, light conditions and most everything you need to know to keep this easy care plant happy. Please comment below if you have questions for us.

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At the bottom of this care guide is a video on pothos propagation. Follow the link in the box below for an entire post on this subject.

Yield: Printable Care Guide

Neon Pothos Care guide

Epipremnum aureum 'Neon'

The Neon pothos (Epipremnum Aureum) has only a few basic requirements to remain a happy durable plant.

This lovely vine is a perfect beginner houseplant.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Difficulty easy

Instructions

Soil Preference:

  1. This aroid requires a light soil.
  2. A mix of potting soil and perlite will keep the roots happiest.
  3. Our mix for this pothos is 40 % potting mix to 60% perlite.
  4. A heavy soil potting mix is not recommended for aroids.

Pot Size and Type:

  1. Pothos vines can be grown in relatively small pots since they are fairly slow growers.
  2. If you want to encourage faster growth choose a pot about 2 inches wider in diameter than the current pot.
  3. Any well drained pot can be used. It MUST have drainage.
  4. Repot every second year or when roots come out the drainage holes on the pot bottom To the next pot size up.
  5. Don't jump to a huge pot from a small one unless you wish to encourage faster growth. Just go to the next size up pot.

Lighting:

  1. The neon enjoys bright indirect or dappled light.
    It will tolerate lower indirect light it if has some brighter moments in the day.
  2. Some filtered sunlight from a window will be appreciated.
  3. Shield this aroid from strong direct light in summer south and west sunny windows. The leaves will burn.
  4. Tip: Window sheers or blinds can offset some brief periods of high direct light.

Watering:

  1. Water your Epipremnum Aureum when the soil is dry down an inch or so. Aroids do not like to be overly wet. Try a watering schedule of every other week.
  1. Watering is best done on a regular schedule so the plant is not over or under watered. Both can cause stress on the plant.
  2. This tropical plant enjoys humidity. In dry climates this Pothos will thrive with a humidifier nearby. or set it in your kitchen or bathroom. For a really dry climate frequent misting will help.
  3. In dormant winter months reduce watering to when the soil is dry down halfway .
  4. Never let this plant get wet feet. If the soil is compacted the bottom of the soil can remain wet which encourages root rot and fungus gnats. If you see yellow leaves on pothos you are probably overwatering.

How to Fertilize:

  1. Apply a good quality fertilizer (linked in materials) monthly through Spring and summer.
  2. Decrease feedings by late Fall and allow the pothos to rest through the winter months.
  3. Look for brown spots on the leaves of your plants. This may indicate an over concentration of salts in the roots from over feeding. It can burn the leaves.

Temperature:

  1. Keep Goldilocks pothos at a low of 65 Degrees F. to upward of 85 Degrees F. It enjoys warmth and humidity.

Pruning and Training:

  1. Pruning will give you a fuller plant with more even growth. Unpruned pothos will trail.
  2. Sharp Hand pruners are preferred for pruning. They will give a clean cut that will heal quickly.

Table Top Plants:

  1. It’s easy to prune and shape these plants to whatever length and fullness you desire.
  2. As a table top plant cut the trailers back evenly all around the pot. If you want the pot fuller add more starts of the neon.

Pests:

  1. The Neon Pothos is not fussy and resists pests. However all plants can get attacked by pests.
  2. Stress by longterm overwatering, poor light, extreme temperatures and soil conditions are contributors to plant stress..
  3. Spider mites, mealy bugs, scale, thrips and whitefly are the most common houseplant pests you will see.
  4. Read our post on How to get rid of aphids and other pests with our homemade pesticide soap recipe or neems oil.
  5. To minimize the possibility of pests be sure to check all nursery plants before bringing them home.
  6. Quarantine all new plants until you are sure no pests live in them.

How to Propagate:

  1. Propagation is easily done through leaf node stem cuttings.
  2. You need a 3 to 6 inch leaf stem with a couple of nodes and healthy growth. Cut your start in the internodal zone
  3. Place the node into a jar with water. Use tap water that has settled 24 hours in the jar to dissipate chemicals harmful to the neon.
  4. Set the jar in a well lit area.
  5. After several weeks roots will grow. Allow the roots to get an inch or more in length.
  6. Plant gently and firmly into pot with proper soil mix.
  7. Make sure to keep the soil moist until the roots begin to set into the soil.

Read our complete guide on How to propagate Pothos HERE:

Toxicity:

To Pets:

  • The Pothos plant (devils Ivy) is listed as toxic to cats and dogs by the ASPCA. Insoluble raphides.
  • Please ensure the plant parts are not chewed by pets.
  • Symptoms may include oral irritation, vomiting, and difficulty in swallowing.

To Humans:

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