Golden Queen Pothos - Epipremnum aureum 'Golden Queen' - British Grown

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Scientific Name
Epipremnum aureum (golden plant which grows on the bottom of a tree) 'Golden Queen'

This plant was first described as a Pothos, and subsequently reclassified as both Rhaphidophora aurea and Scindapsus aureus before settling on the current scientific name: Epipremnum aureum.

Common Name
Devil's Ivy, Golden Pothos, Ivy Arum, Taro Vine, Golden Queen Pothos

Native to the Society Islands, French Polynesia

From a distance, you'll see bright lime green leaves growing from a vining stem; look closer, and you'll see just how these shining leaves earned the name 'Golden'.The almost-neon green and yellow on these leaves really make it stand out and catch the eye in any collection; give it a spot with a decent amount of humidity and light that is bright but not glaring, and your Golden Queen will really shine. And since it is used to climbing over tree trunks in its natural habitat, you can get adventurous with moss poles or other climbing supports which will really make your Pothos stand out!


Bright but indirect light is best, as this plant is not used to direct sunlight. If in a shadier location, water less frequently to stop it getting waterlogged.

Allow the top third of soil to dry out between waters; in a shadier location, allow about half to dry out. Keep an eye out for soggy soil in winter especially.

Average humidity is fine; don't mist this pothos, though a hose down once a month or so will help it keep its leaves clear of dust. Make sure you don't keep it too close to a radiator which could dry it out

Use a well-draining soil with chunky bits like bark which will help it drain and get air to your roots. Repot every few years as the plant grows.

Feed every four waters in spring and summer; reduce to every six in autumn and winter.

Average temperatures of 18-30°C are fine; make sure it doesn't get colder than 12°C in winter.

No, this plant is toxic to pets and small humans.

Sprouts Top Tips
Allow this plant somewhere to grow to or something to grow up and it will deliver! It can have a spread of up to 8m in height in the right conditions. Alternatively, you can trim the ends to make entire new plants from the cuttings; just make sure there's a leaf and a node and your plant should be able to root anew!



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