Pothos Vine (Epipremnum aureum)

Pothos Vine (Epipremnum aureum)

Pothos Vine (Epipremnum aureum)
Location: Kohala Coast, Big Island, Hawaii

This is the Pothos vine (Epipremnum aureum).  We saw this vine with its pretty ivory-marbled heart-shaped leaves climbing on a tall fence near where we parked to go to the beach one day.   I snipped a small piece with a leaf, took it home, and put the stem into a small glass jar full of water that we use for a rooter.  Within days, tiny hair-like roots appeared at end of the stem.  Several weeks later, the first new tendril began to grow.

For more than a year, we kept it in the house, where it grew more tendrils and many new leaves.  Finally we decided to plant it outdoors on the hillside section of our garden.  It has taken over a sizable area of the hillside, serving well as a ground cover there.

5 comments:

Becky and Gary said...

I have one of these hanging in my greenhouse, but of course it can't go outside here. It takes such little care.
Have a happy day.

2sweetnsaxy said...

I don't think I can grow these outside here. They're mostly house plants around here because they grow so easily. I think there's just too much heat and sun in too many place to be outdoors here.

kml said...

I have had one of these as a house plant for over 10 years. I looks funny to see it growing outside!

BNS said...

Hi Kathy - It did make a nice house plant, but now that we have 'turned it loose' outdoors, it seems so much happier.

Bobbie

Tootie said...

I love these! Before I moved to FL I had them inside as house plants. I see lots of them outside here, some of theme are HUGE! I didn't even know that they grew so big. It still amazes me to see them growing outside.