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Epipremnum aureum

Common Name(s):

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ep-ih-PREM-num AW-ree-um
This plant has medium severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

Evergreen vibrant green vines striped with white or yellow; leaves heart-shaped, variegated.  Tolerant of heavy shade, dry soil, and shallow-rocky soils.

Quick ID Hints:

  • Indoor vine with glossy, heart-shaped leaves
  • No free stipules on new growth
  • Petioles are grooved

Evergreen vine to 13', trailing or climbing.

Desired for it's glossy, green or variegated leaves on cascading stems; able to survive for long periods in low light. 

Distinguished from Philodendron scandens by the absence of conspicuous free stipules on new growth and by the grooved petioles. 

Prefers medium light, well-lit but sunless; medium relative humidity (mist leaves regularly) and moist soil; will tolerate low light for long periods; no serious pest/disease problems.

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#houseplant#heavy shade#green#bright green#interiorscape#low maintenance#rabbit resistant#deer resistant#easy care#fantz
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#houseplant#heavy shade#green#bright green#interiorscape#low maintenance#rabbit resistant#deer resistant#easy care#fantz
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Epipremnum
    Species:
    aureum
    Family:
    Araceae
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Society Islands
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Houseplant
    Poisonous
    Vine
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Creeping
    Spreading
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Dappled Sunlight (Shade through upper canopy all day)
    Deep shade (Less than 2 hours to no direct sunlight)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Shallow Rocky
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Occasionally Dry
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Orange
    Red/Burgundy
    Fruit Type:
    Berry
    Fruit Description:
    Red-orange when ripe
  • Flowers:
    Flower Description:
    Rarely flowers in a spadix surrounded by a spathe. Spadix shorter than spathe, stout; spathe boat-shaped, not forming tube, yellow to green or purple.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Variegated
    White
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Leathery
    Smooth
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Cordate
    Deltoid
    Elliptical
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Leaves heart-shaped to elliptic-ovate, glossy medium green variegated with paler green underside with reddish veins. Alternate, simple, sheathing, cordate, acuminate, cordate base, entire, coriaceous, glossy, green or green variegated yellow, cream to white; petioles slender, shorter than leaf blade, grooved; stipule fused to petiole, free edges whitish, turning brownish, drying & dropping.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Variegated
    White
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Stems green and striped with white or yellow. Slender, with adventitious roots.
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Hanging Baskets
    Houseplants
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Dry Soil
    Heavy Shade
    Rabbits
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    Medium
    Poison Symptoms:
    Burning and swelling of lips, mouth, tongue, and throat, also diarrhea. Skin irritation from frequent contact.
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Calcium oxalate crystals
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    Yes
    Poison Part:
    Flowers
    Fruits
    Leaves
    Roots
    Seeds
    Stems