How to Grow Pothos (Devil’s Ivy) Indoors

The EASIEST houseplant to grow – even if you have a brown thumb!

When it comes to houseplants, few are more popular or well-known than the pothos (Epipremnum aureum). Also commonly known as devil’s ivy, these vining plants can be found in nearly every houseplant lover’s home. They are easy to grow, affordable, and forgiving plants that look great in nearly any spot in your home. So how exactly do you keep these tropical plants happy indoors? Here’s what you need to know about growing pothos plants.

Light, Water, & Soil


Pothos grow best with several hours of bright, indirect light every day. That being said, they are known for being extremely versatile and also grow well in low light conditions too. Just be aware that pothos grown in low light will become leggy over time, which may not be as visually appealing.


These plants are native to tropical climates and appreciate consistent watering. Water your pothos once the top 2 to 3 inches of soil has dried out. Don’t worry if you forget the occasional watering though, pothos are relatively drought tolerant. If you notice that your pothos’ leaves are droopy and limp, this is a sign that your plant needs water.



Types of Pothos

There are quite a few different varieties of pothos to choose from. Most of these varieties have the same care requirements but some are more picky than others so ensure that you research how to care for the type of pothos that you have. Here are some of the most popular types of pothos:

  • Golden pothos
  • Jade pothos
  • Neon pothos
  • Marble queen pothos
  • Pearls and jade pothos
  • N’joy pothos
  • Snow queen pothos
  • Cebu blue pothos

Growing Tips!


Why are my pothos leaves drooping?

Drooping leaves are a sign that your pothos needs water! After a good drink it should perk right back up.

Why are my pothos leaves turning yellow?

Yellow leaves can be an indication of a few different things. Usually, it’s a sign of overwatering or underwatering. Check your plant’s soil to figure out which one may be the culprit!

Why are my pothos leaves sticking to the wall?