Epipremnum Genus

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OriginTropical forests of China, the Himalayas, Southeast Asia, Australia, and the Western Pacific
ToxicToxic for humans, dogs and cats

Epipremnum, otherwise known as Pothos or Devil’s Ivy is a genus of perennial vines in the Araceae family. Native to the tropical forests of China, the Himalayas, Southeast Asia, Australia, and the Western Pacific , they are often confused with other species such as Scindapsus, and even the Rhaphidophora species in its mature form.

In their natural environments, Epipremnum species can grow over 40 meters in height with leaves as large as 3 meters in length. However when grown as houseplants, the potential in growth size is greatly reduced.

Epipremnum are generally known to be easy-to-care for houseplants due to their ability to withstand a myriad of lighting conditions. However, further care tips will depend on the species. If you have curious pets or children, just be mindful that all parts of these plants are toxic.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many species of Epipremnum are there?

There are currently 15 species of Epipremnum that are accepted species names.

Is Epipremnum a pothos?

Epipremnum Aureum is the latin name for Pothos. Pothos fall into the Epipremnum genus.

Why is it called Devil’s Ivy?

Pothos are also called Devil’s Ivy because they hold a representation for being difficult to kill. They are well suited for many types of lighting conditions and indoor environments.

Is Epipremnum an indoor plant?

Yes, certain Epipremnum species are commonly grown indoors. Many Pothos varieties are widely regarded as easy to take care of – making them a suitable beginner houseplant staple.


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