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.