Epipremnum Aureum ‘neon’
Neon Pothos Quick Overview
|Full Size||6-10 feet|
|Humidity||Medium to high|
Neon Pothos are a much beloved houseplant of the Araceae family, native to the Solomon Islands. This beautiful vining plant climbs the trunks of larger trees whilst producing an abundance of bright neon green foliage and aerial roots.
Since this type of plant loves to climb, it will grow best when given a pole or trellis to climb up. However, this plant will also look amazing and thrive in a hanging basket. Not only does this plant look good but is super easy to care for and easy to propagate! Making it a perfect plant for beginners.
Neon Pothos Size
When kept indoors with proper care you can expect your Neon Pothos to reach up to 6 to 10 feet in length. Neon pothos can grow up to 30 feet in the wild so make sure you have a good pair of pruners.
Neon Pothos are known to grow and produce foliage fast when kept in the right conditions. Slow growth can be caused by inadequate lighting, as this plays a major role in plant growth. Colder temperatures can also stunt growth as they will enter a state of dormancy.
Neon Pothos Light Requirements
Neon Pothos prefer to be positioned in bright indirect light for best growth and require this to thrive. A sign your Neon Pothos is getting the incorrect amount of light is the foliage becoming smaller and turning pale green in colour, this can be resolved by changing the position of your plant to somewhere that better suits it’s light requirements.
Neon Pothos Temperature
Neon Pothos will perform best when in an area which maintains a temperature of 65 to 85˚F (18 to 29˚C). Being kept outside of this temperate range for prolonged periods of time can lead to poor plant health.
Neon Pothos Humidity
Maintaining a medium to high humidity will assist in keeping your Neon Pothos happy and healthy. If your plant is housed in a spot with a humidity level consistently outside of this range click here for tips on how to increase or decrease humidity levels.
Neon Pothos love greenhouses as this helps better mimic the conditions of the sub-tropical island to which it is native to. For more information on growing Neon Pothos in greenhouses check out here.
Neon Pothos Watering Requirements
You can expect your Neon Pothos to require water when the top inch of soil is dry. When watering your Neon Pothos be sure to water so that your plant is moist but not wet. Aside from solely relying on the watering frequency to tell when your plant is thirsty, a tell tale sign that your Neon Pothos needs water is if the leaves are wilting or turning brown. If the leaves are yellowing, it could be a sign that you are watering your plant too much.
Neon Pothos Fertilizing requirements
As a rule of thumb your Neon Pothos should be fertilized every month between spring and fall. We suggest using a liquid indoor plant fertilizer as these are specifically formulated. This will assist in keeping your plant alive as well as promote healthy growth.
During the cooler winter months you should reduce or stop fertilizing as your pothos will enter a slowed growth state. We have found best results stopping fertilizing mid-late Autumn and continuing again early spring.
Other indications that your plant requires fertilizing include discoloration of foliage indicating a lack of nutrients.
Neon Pothos Soil Requirements
Neon Pothos require a well draining soil. Adding perlite and/or orchid bark to any general potting mix will be best to assist in drainage. It’s important that you don’t use a soil mix that stays too soggy as this can cause health problems such as root rot.
Neon Pothos Diseases & Pests
The most common diseases and pests that you can encounter whilst caring for your Neon Pothos are mealybugs, spider mites and scale insects. For a wide range of information on combating a large range of indoor plant diseases and pests click here.
Neon Pothos Toxicity
Neon Pothos are considered to be toxic if ingested. Like other pothos and members of the Aracae family they are also toxic to pets, such as dogs and cats. If your pet consumes neon pothos stems or foliage and develop any difficulties breathing or swelling make sure to seek immediate medical attention.