University of Florida

Plant Identification Learning Module:
Flowers & Indoor Plants

Pothos (Epipremnum pinnatum ‘Aureum’)

Pothos is a vigorous, evergreen, herbaceous vine or groundcover with simple, alternate leaves which are ovate to cordate. Juvenile leaves are entire, but mature leaves are perforated and can reach a length of 30 inches. They are glossy, bright green, and irregularly variegated with lighter green, yellow or white. The juvenile form is the most commonly seen. It is a common houseplant; in warmer locations it is used as a landscape plant.