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Pothos or Devil’s Ivy ‘Neon’

Photo and text by Debbie Ricigliano

Scindapsus aureum or Epipremnum aureum ‘Neon’

The leaves of pothos ‘Neon’ make it a first-rate choice to add bright chartreuse green to a dark corner. Often confused with philodendron because they have similar heart shaped leaves, pothos is another easy-to-grow houseplant for folks with a black thumb. It can be grown in hanging basket or table-top pot, trained to grow up a support, or planted with other tropicals in a dish garden. Filtered sunlight, sufficient water when the soil feels dry, and an occasional application of liquid houseplant fertilizer is all the care required. Cut back vines periodically to just above a leaf to make the plant fuller. Cuttings root easily in potting mixture or water. 

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