When it comes to aliases, you might think of Superman or Batman. But at Hewma, the first thing that comes to mind is the Pothos plant. It is truly the crown winner for number of aliases.
Epipremnum aureum, also known as Devil's Ivy, Golden Pothos, Money Plant, Devil's Vine and Hunter's Rove (and other regional names), is one of the most beloved house plants around.
Seriously, who would have thought that the humble money plant that is incredibly tolerant of low light and neglectful owners would be the same plant that is famously found in pictures of co-working office spaces, luxury apartments, and shopping malls.
Pothos is native to the Solomon Islands, yet it is now a ubiquitous houseplant internationally. Its remarkable ability to endure various temperatures and climates distinct from its native environment may explain why there are so many aliases for this extraordinary plant.
In this post, we are going to look at 6 fun facts that should convince you to add this plant inside your home or office.
Reason #1: Care
Including a Pothos in your home or office is ideal for those who want a plant that requires minimal care and attention. With its basic requirements taken care of, you'll be surprised at how easy it has become to keep this plant alive and thriving!
Pothos loves indirect light, but can also survive in low light spots. Watering them is simple- just water the soil when it dries out – this might be weekly to biweekly watering depending on the climate you are living in. They thrive in nutrient rich soil but do just as well in low water and nutrient poor soil as well.
In other words, they will adapt to what ever environment you give them with no harsh feelings!
Reason #2: Tolerant
As we mentioned before, this plant requires little attention. It is often referred to as the devils vine due to its high tolerance to withstand so much making it nearly impossible to kill its vines.
This remarkable plant is amazing at sustaining itself even in areas characterized by high humidity, and has been seen to thrive in climates ranging from India and Sri Lanka, all the way to Hawaii, Florida, and Southeast Asia. It does not require an abundance of light for it to grow; moreover, short periods of direct sunlight doesn't appear to have any detrimental effects on its growth!
Now that is one tough cookie!
Reason #3: Versatile
Another reason why Pothos is a popular plant among home owners and office workers alike is because of its versatility. This means you can use this plant in any space – from a tabletop, to the living room shelf or even suspended from the ceiling.
It is now one of the most common houseplants around the world!
Reason #4: Purification and More
In 1989, the Pothos plant was part of a NASA study on indoor plants. To their surprise, they discovered that the Pothos was a plant with high purifying abilities!
The study also found that Pothos had the remarkable capability of reducing toxic chemicals in the air such as formaldehyde and benzene from indoor air. What was even more impressive, however, was the plants ability to lift H2O levels - thus improving humidity and breathing in dry-air homes - a fabulous benefit for those with breathing problems.
Reason #5: Good Luck
Above some of the wonderful benefits that the Pothos plant itself already offers, they are also rich in meaning and symbolism.
The Pothos plant is thought to bring luck, wealth, peace and harmony. These beliefs dates back centuries ago when the Pothos was associated with water deities in Asian cultures. In Japan, it was thought that placing a potted Pothos near the entrance of one's home would bring good fortune.
Much like its ability to remove toxins, it is also believed to rid of homes from negative energy according to Feng Shui. However, according to Greek Mythology, the Pothos plant was said to be a symbol of love and devotion.
Reason #6: Pothos Can Swim
You read that correct Pothos are swimmers. Well, not quite exactly swimmers, but excellent aquatic plants.
Pothos plants will flourish in both soil and water, provided you give them access to the essential nutrients they need for optimal growth and keep them afloat. In fact, their robust roots have are capable of reducing nitrate build-up within aquatic tanks that would otherwise lead to harmful algae build up.
This makes them a great choice for those who want to make their aquatic gardens more green or have a pond or water feature in their home or office!
Reason #7: They Like to Climb
Pothos are climbers. In the wild, they will often climb trees, rocks and whatever structure is available in order to get more light.
In a home or office environment, this means you can place them almost anywhere since all they need is something to hold onto before growing! Allowing them to hang from a high ceiling or shelf will give them more access to light and encourage their vine-like structure. This is a great way to get creative with your Pothos.
Overall, Pothos is an amazing plant that requires minimum effort and offers tons of benefits – from purifying the air and bringing good luck, to looking beautiful in any corner or hanging off a shelf. So whether you're looking to spruce up your office, the living room or even the aquarium - Pothos will not disappoint!
Check out our collection of pothos plants and other low-maintenance plants or contact us if you have any questions or would like to know more about caring for a Pothos plant. We’re always happy to help! 🌱💚