Plant trends 2023 - Pothos

Plant trends 2023 - Pothos

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Plant trends 2023 - Pothos

First out, among the plant trends for 2023, is the well known, and beloved, Epipremnum aureum, also known as the golden pothos or devil's ivy. This vining plant remains the all-time most added plant in Planta– and for good reason too!

One of the reasons for the popularity of Epipremnum aureum is that it's a relatively easy plant to care for, as it can tolerate low light levels and irregular watering. It is also very easy to propagate. Creating new plants used for sharing with friends and family, or for using when swapping plants with fellow collectors.

pothos hanging pot

Each pothos variety has its own distinct features with so many leaf shapes and growth habits to suit that perfect spot in your home. You can find them in colors ranging from green with yellow streaks, to marbled white, or even minty green. May as well collect them all. For anyone who loves a classic green plant but still wants a little pizzazz, the newest cultivar, ‘Global green’ offers a green on green variegation.

Some popular cultivars include

  1. 'Marble Queen': This cultivar has mottled white and green variegated leaves, and is widely distributed in the house plant community.

  2. 'Neon': This cultivar has bright yellow and green leaves. Prefect for collectors who enjoys lime colored plants.

  3. 'Jade': This cultivar has pure green leaves only.

  4. 'Manjula': This cultivar has dark green leaves with big spots of creamy white.

Overall, Epipremnum aureum is a trendy and easy-to-care-for plant that is well-suited for a variety of indoor environments. Whether you choose a classic green cultivar or a colorful variegated variety, this plant is sure to add a touch of greenery to any space.

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Epipremnum aureum belongs to the family Araceae and is closely related to other popular houseplants such as Philodendron and Spathiphyllum.

As a climbing plant Epipremnum aureum has the ability to produce aerial roots, which are roots that grow above the soil and help the plant to climb. These roots are often thick and fleshy and are able to absorb both moisture and nutrients from the air.

In its juvenile form, Epipremnum aureum typically has smaller, heart-shaped leaves. As the plant matures, it develops larger, more elongated leaves that may be up to a foot long.

Pothos plants grown indoors often do not reach their full mature size and may have smaller leaves than those grown in outdoor conditions. Providing it with optimal growing conditions can help your pothos thrive and potentially reach its full size and maturity. However, even if your pothos does not grow to its full size, it can still be a beautiful and thriving houseplant.

If you want to give it a try, you can always try to mimic the growing conditions found in the natural habitat of your pothos. This includes:

  • Excellent light conditions

  • High humidity

  • Warm temperatures

  • Support and something to climb on

  • Healthy roots

  • Balanced nutrients

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