Neon Pothos: A Comprehensive Guide to Indoor Plant and Growth

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Every plant is different, just like every human being, so we want to share with you all the best neon pothos care advice to ensure yours is happy and healthy for a very long time!

You can encourage the growth and health of your indoor plants with a few easy routines. Continue reading to learn everything you need to know about neonatal pothos care!

Neon Pothos Overview

Common NameNeon Pothos
Botanical NameEpipremnum aureum ‘Neon’
Plant TypePerennial, vine
Mature Size6-8 in. tall
Sun ExposurePartial, shade
Soil TypeMoist but well-drained
Soil pHAcidic
Hardiness Zones10-12
Native AreaAustralia
ToxicityToxic to people, pets

Neon Pothos Care

These vibrant pothos plants require little care and upkeep. The following are the primary care needs for neonatal pothos:

  • Select an area that receives indirect, bright light.
  • Plant in well-draining, loamy soil.
  • Even though neon pothos can withstand some drought, water them quite frequently.
  • Try to maintain an average to high humidity level for the plant, and use a humidifier if necessary.


Neon pothos are tolerant of a wide range of partial illumination situations and naturally develop as understory plants in forests. Having stated that, lanky growth should be avoided and vivid leaves should be maintained by bright indirect light.

Soil & Water

Like many pothos, it’s best to keep everything evenly damp rather than soggy or wet. Don’t let them get completely dry in between watering. In summer, once a week is about right; in winter, every two weeks is about right, depending on your conditions.

However, you can decide when he’s ready for a drink by looking at the top couple of centimeters of soil, which should be dry. He’s not as sensitive as many people to a few missed watering, but he won’t enjoy being overwatered. To prevent wet feet after watering, let the water drain completely before placing it back in the saucer or covering the pot.

Use a regular, free-draining potting mix when you repot. My usual mixture is roughly 3/4 potting soil and 1/4 pumice or perlite. Although pothos don’t usually require frequent fertilization, a feed once a month or so throughout the summer would be beneficial. With excellent results, we use Groconut at half the dose recommended on the packet.

Temperature and Humidity

Neon pothos thrive in warm, humid climates in their natural habitat, which makes them excellent houseplants for indoor growth. Your neon pothos will be content as long as the temperature stays between 55 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit (15 and 35 degrees Celsius).

For these pothos, average home humidity is also sufficient; however, adding more humidity (with a humidifier or pebble tray) will promote faster development.


Pothos don’t require fertilizer, particularly if the soil is high in organic matter, but consistent fertilization during the active growing season can support robust, healthy development. A balanced liquid fertilizer can be applied once a month, if you’d like, from early spring to late summer.


Neon pothos are tropical vines that may grow up to 10 feet long when cultivated inside. While pruning isn’t required for these plants, you might want to trim the vines periodically to keep their size in check. When you start to notice an increase in growth in the early spring, that’s the ideal time to prune neon pothos. When pruning, always use sharp, clean scissors.

Propagating Neon Pothos

Neon pothos are simple to produce using stem cuttings, just like other pothos kinds. Reusing cuttings from pruning is an excellent method, as it allows you to build a more robust-looking plant by replanting the cuttings in their original pot.

  • Alternatively, you can grow fresh plants from the cuttings and give them to friends. To multiply your neon pothos via stem cuttings, adhere to the following instructions:
  • Take stem cuttings with at least four to five nodes per cutting from an established plant.
  • Every cutting should have at least two leaves at the top, so remove the bottom two to three leaves from each cutting.
  • Water should be added to a small glass or jar, and the cuttings should be submerged in the water with the leaves remaining above the water’s surface.
  • To keep the water fresh, swap out the cuttings’ water once a week and place them in an area that receives medium to brilliant indirect light.
  • It should take about a week for the roots to start growing. The cuttings can be returned to the soil once the roots are at least one inch long. After taking the cuttings out of the water, carefully pot them in a soil mixture that has been well-drained and pre-moistened.
  • Report the recently potted cuttings in the same spot. For the first one to two weeks following repotting, keep the soil continually moist to aid in the roots’ acclimatization.
  • After roughly two weeks, the cuttings can be restored to a regular watering regimen and treated like established neon pothos.

Common Pests

Neon pothos are not particularly susceptible to any specific pests or illnesses, but you should watch out for a few common bugs that affect houseplants and could become a problem if your plant becomes infected. Take precautions against sap-sucking pests, which are common among most houseplants and include mealybugs, scale, and spider mites.

Common Problems with Neon Pothos

Neon pothos are easy-care indoor plants that rarely cause issues. However, there are a few frequent issues that might arise from inadequate lighting and irrigation.

Brown Tips

Brown tips on your neon pothos leaves might be caused by under-watering or very dry conditions. Aim to water your plant more frequently, and keep your neon pothos away from windows or draughty vents.

Drooping Leaves

This indicates that your plant needs to be given a good drink because it is thirsty. Water your neon pothos, and you should see a return of vibrant foliage.

Leggy Growth

A sign that your neon pothos plant needs more light is if it is beginning to look straggly, with long vines bearing few leaves. Consider putting your pothos somewhere brighter.


Can neon pothos be grown in water alone?

Remarkably, it is! All types of pothos grow well in water, but to give the plant enough nutrients to thrive, you must make sure you fertilize it frequently. Additionally, starting your neon pothos in water through propagation is the best option—trying to move an existing plant from soil to water could lead to root rot.

Is neon pothos rare?

Neon pothos is not as uncommon as golden pothos, but it is nevertheless not very frequent. Big-box stores and nurseries frequently sell neon pothos.

Which is better for my neon pothos—a trellis or a moss pole?

The way you want to show off your neon pothos is entirely up to you. Pothos can be grown as a hanging plant or with the help of a support, such as a moss pole or trellis. Notwithstanding, some growers find it appealing to encourage their pothos to climb by utilizing support since it results in thicker vines and larger leaves.

Why does my neon pothos have patches of darker green variegation? 

Not to worry, neon pothos are normally variegated in smaller patches of darker green, which are typically caused by a gene mutation.

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