Pothos, Jade Pole


Native to Southeast Asia, Jade Pothos or Epipremnum aureum is one of the easiest houseplants to grow. Featuring pointed, shiny, heart-shaped dark green leaves that are sometimes variegated with white, yellow, or pale green striations, these popular trailing indoor plants look absolutely stunning in any space. Whether you’re looking to bring some exciting color and personality to your interior design or for something that will remove toxins and purify the air, these plants are all you need. Jade Pothos plants make a beautiful addition. Below are a few care tips and instructions for live Jade Pothos plants that will make them flourish. 

Jade Pothos Plant Care

Jade Pothos are great plants for beginners as they are very easy to care for and are durable. They are known to grow very quickly and can add between 12 to 18 inches of length in a month. Some live Jade Pothos plants can grow up to 30-feet long, making them a great choice for hanging baskets and ledges in reception rooms and offices. 

Hardiness Zones – Jade Pothos are indoor plants, but they also do well as perennial outdoor plants in USDA hardiness zones 10 and 11. If you live in cooler hardiness zones, it is essential you bring them indoors before the first frost.

Light and Temperature Requirements – In indoor conditions, Jade Pothos plants require bright but indirect light. In low light, Jade Pothos, especially variegated ones, sometimes lose their leaf patterns and revert to all-green foliage. Also, if the leaves start turning yellow, then it’s a sign that the plant is getting too much light. Jade Pothos thrives well in conditions between 65-85 degrees Fahrenheit. Ensure that cold or hot air is not directly pointed at the potted Pothos plant. 

Water Requirements – Jade Pothos is one of the most forgiving plants when it comes to sporadic watering. Ensure that the soil dries out completely before watering it again. Ideally, you should water the plant once or twice a week. When the leaves start to droop, it’s time to water again. 

Feeding – Before using any fertilizer, make sure that the soil is damp. Use a general purpose indoor plant fertilizer every month or other month in the spring and summer.