Hawaiian Pothos vs. Golden Pothos: A Plant Pro Explains the Differences



Dazzling varieties of Pothos or Devil’s Ivy (Epipremnum aureum) are so popular with beginner and seasoned gardeners alike that they’ve found their way into almost every plant lover’s home.

The main differences lie in the color of the foliage, with some variances in the size and shape of the leaves and vine. Let’s take a look at the descriptions of each.

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Plant Care Difference Between Golden and Hawaiian Pothos


Hawaiian and Golden Pothos are native to the tropical and subtropical forests of French Polynesia where they creep along the ground and climb up trees when they encounter them with their aerial roots.


Both Hawaiian and Golden Pothos grow well at 65 to 75 degrees F, which are normal household temperatures. If you set your plants outside in the summer, they will tolerate up to 90 degrees in the bright shade but will wilt and die in any higher temperature.


Because of their subtropical and tropical heritage, both Hawaiian and Golden Pothos prefer humidity levels in the 40 to 60 percent range. 

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