Golden Pothos Indoor Houseplant Guide

Golden Pothos - The Perfect Plant for Beginners

Common Names

  • Golden Pothos
  • Devil's Ivy

Comprehensive Care Guide for Your Golden Pothos

Light Requirements

The Golden Pothos is adaptable, thriving in a range of light conditions from low to bright, indirect light. Avoid direct sunlight, which can scorch its leaves.

Watering Requirements

Water when the top inch of soil feels dry. Golden Pothos is drought-tolerant, preferring to be on the drier side rather than waterlogged.

Humidity & Temperature

It prefers average room temperatures between 60°F and 80°F (16°C to 27°C) and tolerates a range of humidity levels. However, higher humidity can promote lush growth.


Fertilize once a month during the growing season with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer. Reduce feeding in the fall and winter months.


Repot the Golden Pothos every 2-3 years, or when it becomes root-bound. Use a well-draining potting mix to encourage healthy growth.

Common Problems & Solutions

  • Yellow Leaves: Often a sign of overwatering. Allow the soil to dry out more between waterings.
  • Brown Leaf Tips: Could indicate low humidity or salt buildup from tap water. Try using filtered water and misting occasionally.
  • Lack of Leaf Variegation: If the leaves lose their variegation, the plant may need more light. Move it to a brighter spot, avoiding direct sunlight.


Propagation is easy with the Golden Pothos. Simply cut a stem just below a node, and place it in water. Once roots have developed, it can be planted in soil.

Pet Safety

The Golden Pothos is toxic to cats and dogs if ingested. It's best to keep this plant out of reach of pets.

Decorating with Golden Pothos

Its cascading vines make Golden Pothos a perfect plant for shelves or hanging baskets. Its lush foliage and air-purifying qualities make it an excellent choice for any room in the house.

Add the easy-to-care-for Golden Pothos to your indoor plant collection. Shop now and bring home a versatile, vibrant addition.