DescriptionCommon indoor plant Scindapsus aureus (Scindapsus aureus) is also known as Epipremnum aureus or under the common name "Pothos" (Pothos). This is a climbing vine with aerial roots growing out of the nodes. It originates from the Solomon Islands. The genus Scindapsus has about 20 species in total. The length of young oval and pointed leaves of Scindapsus is about 10 cm, they are colored bright green and covered with yellow spots. The heart-shaped leaves of adult plants become large, and the length of the stems can reach several meters. Potos-long known and a widely cultivated plant at home, thanks to its decorative and unpretentious nature (resistant to dry room air, shade tolerance). Among the most popular varieties are 'Golden Queen' with almost entirely yellow leaves, 'Marble Queen' and 'Painted' with leaves in white spots. Specimens with leaves covered with white spots gradually lose the intensity of the pattern over time.
Location: well-lit by ambient light
Temperature: 18-20 °C
Watering: plentiful in summer, scanty in winter
Flowering time: no indoor blooms
Height: approx. 2 m
Transplanting: once every 2-3 years in the spring
Appearance maintenance: clean the leaves with a soft cloth
Golden Scindapsus can only be grown indoors. Especially suitable is a hanging basket, a planter for an ampel plant, or a pot with support tubes wrapped in moss or synthetic material, for which shoots cling and climb with aerial roots.
In years when the plant is not transplanted, in the period from May to September, it should be fed once a month with diluted liquid fertilizer.
Reproduction is easily carried out by cuttings. Usually use parts of the stem with a leaf. The best breeding season is May-July. Cuttings are planted in small pots or cellular containers filled with soil (leaf, turf, peat, sand), at a temperature of 20-24 °C.
Plants can also be propagated in layers by placing a pot filled with soil next to the parent plant, sprinkling one or more branch nodes with soil and pressing it with a hairpin. When the aerial roots are well rooted in the new container, the stems can be cut off and a small amount of earth added, slightly strengthening the shoots with it.