He loves a room with moist air, like a bathroom or kitchen. Occasional misting will also do the job.
Most light conditions
Equally undemanding when it comes to light. He’ll make do with quite a shady spot, but will grow better in brighter light.
He’s very undemanding on water. Check him weekly and give him a drink only if the top two inches of soil feel dry.
He’ll grow as long as you allow. If you want to trim him back, just use a clean pair of scissors. You’ll cause him no harm.
Epipremnum aureum neon
Neon pothos; neon devil’s ivy
Evergreen vine; indoor
PLANT HEIGHT (INCLUDING POT)
Mildly toxic if consumed
NURSERY POT SIZE
About neon pothos
The neon pothos is exactly the same species of plant as our all-time bestselling Rapunzel, but in a zingy, acid green colour. It requires exactly the same care, i.e. not very much at all.
In the wild, neon pothos grows in sup-tropical forests, mainly across Asia and Australia. It spreads easily because it can grow in pretty dark places (hence one of its common nicknames, devil’s ivy). It’s not unusual for it to grow as tall as 200 metres.
Its undemanding attitude to light has made it a very popular houseplant, ideal for beginners.
It will manage in most light conditions (it doesn’t love harsh sun or total darkness). It needs infrequent watering and generally just gets on with things. It will enjoy a feed with liquid fertiliser once per month in spring and summer. It’s so easy that it would take significant effort to kill it. Please don’t make the effort to kill it.
Did you know?
While devil’s ivy is capable of flowering, it almost never does. The last time a plant was known to flower without assistance was 1964.