Plant Showdown: Emerald Pothos vs. Global Green Pothos



Emerald Pothos and Global Green are two very similar varieties of Pothos, or Devil’s Ivy (Epipremnum aureum).

These elegant, trailing houseplants with dark green leaves can both reach up to 10 feet long. They are so much alike, in fact, that they’re often mistaken for one another.

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Care Tips for Emerald vs. Global Green Pothos


Pothos are native to the rainforests of French Polynesia where they are understory plants, crawling along the ground and climbing up trees. They receive filtered, dappled light – never direct sunlight.


Both Emerald and Global Green Pothos do well in household temperatures from 65 to 75 degrees. They can handle temperatures up to 90 degrees in the shade, but above that, they will wilt and die.


In the tropics where they are native, Pothos plants live in high-humidity conditions year-round. They can tolerate average indoor humidity levels of 30 to 40 percent, but they prefer 40 to 60 percent levels or higher.

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