Epipremnum, Centipede Tonga Vine, Devil's Ivy, Golden Pothos, Hunter's Robe, Taro Vine 'Marble Queen'

Epipremnum aureum

Family: Araceae (a-RAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Epipremnum (ep-ih-PREM-num) (Info)
Species: aureum (AW-re-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Marble Queen
Synonym:Pothos aureus
Synonym:Scindapsus aureus


Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Vines and Climbers

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade


Grown for foliage


Good Fall Color

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us


6-12 in. (15-30 cm)


12-15 in. (30-38 cm)


USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)

Where to Grow:

Can be grown as an annual

Suitable for growing in containers


All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

White/Near White


Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:


Bloom Time:

Mid Summer


Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:


Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

By air layering

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed


This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Jacksonville, Alabama

Glendale, Arizona

Mesa, Arizona

Phoenix, Arizona

Elk Grove, California

Fountain Valley, California

Fresno, California

Merced, California

Denver, Colorado

Norwich, Connecticut

Bartow, Florida

Boca Raton, Florida

Brooksville, Florida

Fort Myers, Florida

Jacksonville, Florida

Key Largo, Florida

North Port, Florida

Ormond Beach, Florida

Ruskin, Florida

Saint Cloud, Florida

Saint Petersburg, Florida

Tampa, Florida

West Palm Beach, Florida

Hawkinsville, Georgia

Thomasville, Georgia

Warner Robins, Georgia

Papaikou, Hawaii

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Deridder, Louisiana

Zachary, Louisiana

Richmond, Maine

Fort George G Meade, Maryland

Boston, Massachusetts

Madison, Mississippi

Rochester, New Hampshire

Absecon, New Jersey

Edison, New Jersey

Alden, New York

Ridgewood, New York

Asheville, North Carolina

Reidsville, North Carolina

Ninnekah, Oklahoma

Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

Cayce, South Carolina

Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Bryan, Texas

Deer Park, Texas

Garland, Texas

Houston, Texas

Paris, Texas

Plano, Texas

San Angelo, Texas

San Antonio, Texas

Norfolk, Virginia

Kalama, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On May 31, 2017, pmbourque from Lake Charles, LA wrote:

One of my favorite houseplants! Sure it survives neglect, but, oh, when you take care of it! I give it the same fertilizer I give my e tomatoes every 3 days. Miracle grow for tomatoes, 1 1/2 scoops to a gallon. Lush and thick, so gorgeous.

I live in south west Louisiana, and I've seen planted outside. Both under a tree, and in fun sun. The one in shade had dark green leaves, the one in the sun was nearly all yellow. It took me a while to recognize it, I had never seen one so yellow and bright. I'm going to be planting some of my own outside this year.

Btw, you can root bare stems in water, you don't need leaves. The monster plant I have right now was propagated this way.


On Mar 29, 2014, patricktjoyce from Hudson, MA wrote:

Lovely to grow, very hearty, low maintenance. Even indoors they grow quite well. They clean the air of toxins, and they are very easy to maintain.


On Dec 3, 2013, shaneyfelt from Papaikou, HI wrote:

This plant is a horrid pest when it gets loose in the tropics. The vines rapidly spread and take over, climbing from tree to tree high in the branches where you can't reach them and dropping young plants thick below. Attempting to eradicate them by manually pulling them from trees can result in sores that develop over the following week on the skin from the sap. I'm looking online to see if the skin might eventually build up immunity by handling it or not.


On Jun 9, 2012, MonicaBrooke from Laurel, MT wrote:

I have a special place in my heart for the pothos plant. It was my first house plant as a girl of about 17. We received one of these at my grandmothers funeral in 1992. I still have the original plant. Since that time my mother and I have started many plants from this one as well as the offspring. My sister has one at her house and my son will have the one I am starting for him, which he plans to take to college with him. I also have a marble queen that I just purchased. I think the pothos is a great plant it is so beautiful when healthy and the verigation is a wonderful bonus. This plant is hardy and fairly fail safe bearing you do not let it dry out completely. All my plants have been started from stem cuttings in water. I also just started an ejnjoy pothos as well.


On Sep 11, 2010, jskyieeyes3 from Saint Cloud, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

at first i bought this plant to keep inside my house. it was slowly dying, so i moved it out to the back porch. it's been doing exceptionally well ever since! it gets filtered morning sun, and i water it about once a week (temps here in the summer are between 92-96). the leaf color is so beautiful, and it grows pretty quickly. i fertilize with mine fish emulsion once a month during the growing season. the only thing to be weary of is if you own a cat, make sure they don't chew on it. it is toxic to cats, and even though it won't kill them, it causes gastrointestinal upset. i think this would make a good starter plant for beginners; it's very low maintenance! =)


On Sep 29, 2007, KDot_N_DallasTx from Garland, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

I took some clippings from my moms huge Golden Pothos plant and rooted them in a Bombay Sapphire bottle full of water for about 3-5 months. I then planted it in the burnt orange pot that I have in the picture I posted. I water it 2 times a week and keep it on one of the southern facing windowsill of my home. I fertilize it once a month, but with very very little. Its been growing so fast this past month. The sun does wonders for the plants in my house. Its a gorgeous plant.


On Jul 31, 2005, StarGazey26 from (Zone 10a) wrote:

My grandmother has had this plant for 21 years! In the same container, in a bathroom, it has dont well and never died.. I am replanting it, and taking cuttings off, to start for my own. I now have baby Philo's that are really old. It is amazing how long this plant has lasted and the white on the leaves is very attractive. I fertalize it with a 20-10-20, by Grow-More, it is a good fertalizer, Urea free! :O)


On Jun 16, 2004, Larabee from Houston, TX wrote:

This is a very easy plant, and quite lovely. NASA has rated pothos as one of the best plants for purifying the air, and this plant does well indoors. A friend of mine had a root-bound one in a pot on top of his refrigerator and NEVER did anything for it (he literally NEVER even remembered to water it!). It lived this way for quite some time before its leaves began to turn brown. Even then, it was struggling to make small amounts of new growth—this is a very hardy kind of plant that is determined to survive! After I rescued it, removed the dead leaves, repotted it and watered it heavily (with some fertilizer in the water), it has completely recovered and is now making a lot of new growth.

Two warnings:
If you plant it outside and let it climb trees, be very carefu... read more


On Apr 10, 2004, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

When planted outdoors in central Florida it will grow to the top of an oak tree. As the vine gets higher, the leaves grow larger and split or get holes in them to allow the breeze to flow through. As the vine hangs down, the leaves get smaller. It is called Hunter's Robe.


On Oct 19, 2003, jeannieskydiver from Tampa, FL wrote:

This is truely one of the most beautifully green plants to have around! It soothes your soul. I have two mature plants on my balcony. One is named pete (petie), the other is Phil. Pete is very stout. Three feet wide, one foot high, and four long, hanging in a three gallon pot; Phil is six inches high and six feet long on either side, wrapping around my railing in a two gallon pot. They are protecting me from the neighbors I think.
Petie actually bloomed this year (I think it was a flower...??)! It looked like a long, banana shaped, hard cluster of ... I can't describe it...it was about two inches long. I wish I had a digital so I could've put it up here. I never knew they had flowers!!!
The only trouble they've ever had is a bout with spider mites. That was pretty ... read more


On Jun 25, 2003, purplehbee from Deer Park, TX wrote:

I love growing these outside in almost all shade. The leaves get so large and they go everywhere.


On Feb 24, 2003, Sunshine12 wrote:

This plant is often mistaken for Philodendron, Devil's Ivy has heart-shaped, variegated leaves. Let it climb a bark support or trail from a hanging basket. It was formerly known as Scindapsus aureus.

Expose to medium (bright indirect) light. Avoid full sun. Move according to season. Good light helps plant retain bright markings. It will tolerate low light, but water less.

Allow soil to dry out between thorough waterings. If plant is staked, keep stake moist by misting. Clean foliage monthly.

Maintain high temperatures for best growth. Tolerates average indoor temperatures. Avoid cold drafts.

Use soil mixed with coarse, sterile sand and peat moss. Plant al... read more