Golden Pothos Care - How To Grow The Devil’s Ivy Plant

December, 2023
Darren Spalding

Devils Ivy is a pretty hard plant to kill, that's where it gets it's name. It's also called Golden Pothos. You can grow it in as little light as possible and it will still keep growing, which is why many people love to have this plant around their home.

Pothos are a beautiful vining plant with heart-shaped leaves that range from green to yellow. Pothos can be grown indoors or outdoors and will double in size every year or two, making it a quick grower.

How to care for a Golden Pothos

- The Golden Pothos plant is a great houseplant that can survive in low light and warm conditions, but it does require moist soil to grow properly. Placing your pot on top of pebbles or gravel will help with this because the water won't just drain out immediately. You should also mist the leaves regularly during dry periods for best results.

Golden Pothos are not poisonous but they're not edible either so please don’t try eating them! They only need watering about once every week when there isn't much rain, which makes caring for one an easy task you can do without too much work...

Occasionally golden pothos plants may develop brown spots on their foliage from lack of sunlight, but will recover quite quickly.


Golden Pothos likes a bright spot, but will grow in low light conditions


They only need watering about once per week when there isn't much rain.

Soil/Peat moss: Use peat moss to help retain moisture and keep the soil loose for best results.


Prefers warm temperatures, but will survive in cooler temperatures.


Pothos can be planted anytime of year, but best results are seen when plants are started indoors or under a grow light and then transplanted outside after all danger of frost has passed.


Golden Pothos only need to be fertilized about once per month with timed-release pellets.


Golden Pothos are prone to mealy bugs and spider mites, but may also be subject to damage from cold weather.

Additional Tips: Golden Pothos is a great choice for beginner gardeners because it's easy to care for.

Pruning Devils Ivy

Pruning should be done at any time of year, but best results are seen in spring or early fall.

In the Spring: Wait until new leaves have grown to a good size then cut back stems to ground level and discard old foliage. The Golden Pothos will put out fresh growth from its underground root system which helps with future air circulation for plants aboveground.

In the Fall: Prune after all danger of frost has passed by cutting off damaged sections and discarding them along with older foliage on remaining plant parts. Keep an eye on temperatures because some varieties may not survive long periods without cold protection when winter approaches if left outside during this season.


Is Devil's Ivy good for indoors?

Some varieties of the Golden Pothos are a popular choice for people looking to grow plants indoors. They can be grown in low light and even adjusted to tolerate dry air if needed by misting them regularly.

Is Devil's Ivy dangerous?

The Golden Pothos plant is not poisonous to humans, but it produces a sap that can cause skin irritation for some people.

Why is Devil's Ivy called devil's ivy?

The name devil’s ivy is said to have come from the plant’s tenacity that makes it hard to remove once planted.

How do I propagate Devil's Ivy?

You can propagate your Golden Pothos by trimming off sections of leaves that are still healthy and rooting them in moist soil or water, then allowing new plants to grow out as needed.

Where does Devil's Ivy live?

Golden Pothos likes a lot of sunlight but will tolerate lower levels if necessary, preferring at least six hours per day for maximum growth potential. They need temperatures between 65-80 degrees Fahrenheit year round with humidity below 60%. It prefers acidic soils so make sure you get some peat moss or other acidifying agents to add into the soil before planting it.

How do I care for my Golden Pothos plant indoors?

If you have an indoor location where there is plenty of indirect sunlight, your pothos should do well if kept near a window without direct sun exposure at all times. Otherwise, make sure you get some fluorescent lights so that your leafy green friend thrives! near the plant until late fall when days start getting shorter again

What are its water needs?

For the first year, Golden Pothos need to be watered every week. Once it matures, you can water about once a month during summer months and twice per month in winter months.

Is Ivy bad luck in the house?...

In ancient cultures, Ivy is a symbol of love. A vine that would twine around any living thing and hold it tight in its embrace. The Romans believed ivy to be the plant of friendship and fertility--giving life where there was none before. Early Christians adopted this tradition as well, and for centuries ivy has been associated with good luck in Europe! ...

What are my other Golden Pothos care tips?

It’s always best to keep your pothos out from direct sun exposure, so make sure you have plenty of indirect light sources near the window or on the floor if you want shade-loving plants indoors during summer months. You can also use fluorescent lights instead which will give off more light for a longer duration.

We hope you enjoyed this article on how to care for a Golden Pothos. If you need any more information, please contact us with your questions! You can also find other articles about plants and indoor gardening on our site by going here or checking out the rest of our blog posts below. Thanks again for reading!

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