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useful addition to the indoor vine range. Since it comes in a very
durable, oft indestructable species, it will be more widely popular
still. Greenhouses are full of dark and glossy green things and this
contrasting, glowing ground cover fits in many places. By itself in a
basket it is a tad too bright and excessive. With an assortment of
darker greens and leaves both larger and smaller, it will appeal and
thrive and impress. There are couple of gold philodendrons but this is
more fine-textured, affordable, and abuse tolerant than any of them.
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|Epipremnum falcifolium 'Aureum'|
compared to E. pinnatum cultivars
lc: all golden yellow, not variegated
so: Glasshouse Works (Catalog 1992: 30)
|Epipremnum aureum = E. pinnatum 'Aureum'|
|Epipremnum pinnatum 'Aureum' [juvenile and adult phases sold in trade]|
striped and mottled golden yellow on glossy green. It can revert
to nearly green (see 'Jade' below) and then.
lc: It can also develop mostly green shoots in dense shade and stressful conditions, only later to become
lc: very variegated again if given sunlight and fertilizer to stimulate new growth.
or: it is much debated whether the highly-variegated variant known under many games has a wild origin or not.
or: It is most likely in our opinion that the "golden pothos" of the trade is indeed cultigenic and therefore best
or: assigned the rank of cultivar.
ls: the juvenile phase, the popular house plant the blades are cordiform to ovate. In the adult phase which is
ls: much larger the blades are pinnatifid or lobed. The later is sometimes grown as a larger interior landscape
ls: plant and is considerably larger and more vigorous than the popular juvenile phase.
lu: this plant is common, cheap, and endlessly durable. It is bar-room and college dorm tough. As a test, your
lu: editor has kept a rooted piece in a mason jar in nothing but water in a dim corner of a basement for
lu: THREE YEARS and counting. It turned all green and but still produces the occasional leaf. There are few
lu: others species that would take such abuse - the English ivies in the same test died after the first year. The
lu: species will wilt and decline in dry soil but in hydroponics (as long as any fluid level is maintained), the
lu: plant will almost always survive. The least amount of fertilizer will keep it growing and colorful. It is no
lu: wonder that it is seen in shopping malls and the few fast food places that still permit live plants.
|Epipremnum pinnatum 'Golden Pothos'|
name has been used for an all-yellow variant in various trade
publications including plantscope.nl . However,
ns: as the cultivar name is the widespread common name for 'Aureum' the name is clearly invalid as it will cause
ns: much confusion. There is a valid name for yellow-green clone and that is 'Neon' ('Goldilocks'). It is possible this
ns: is the gold leaf variant that is sold as E. falcifolium 'Aureum'.
|Epipremnum pinnatum 'Goldilocks' = 'Neon'|
|Epipremnum pinnatum 'Jade' ('Tropic Green')|
dark green, rarely if ever with faint yellow spots or stripes.
ns: It should be noted such mutations occurs in 'Aureum' and remain stable over time. That said, such reversions
ns: are almost certainly within the taxonomic range of the pure species. There is some case for recognizing what
ns: the Florida foliage trade seems to consider a clone. It would be good to study this variation and some wild
ns: species selections to see if this name is warranted or not.
|Epipremnum pinnatum 'Johanna Queen'|
ns: a listed name in plantscope.nl
|Epipremnum pinnatum 'Marble Queen'|
heavily striped, mottled, and sectored light yellow becoming
creamy-white marked. The variegation is easily
lc: 60-70% in some blades while as little as 35% in others. 'Aureum' is always rich golden yellow and never white in
lc: the chimera. It is also barely 10-20% chimera in some leaves on a plant. Like most plants with a brain for
lc: survival, 'Marble Queen' becomes more green in dark, stressful conditions. If it can thrive with a good amount
lc: of light you'll receive a very high saturation of chimera, approaching the 70% level.
|Epipremnum pinnatum 'Neon' ('Goldilocks')|
yellow-green (chartreuse) over the entire blade, not unlike
Philodendron oxycardium 'Aureum'. It also
lc: reminds others of the chartreuse sweet potato cultivars from a distance. There are occasional leaves with
lc: a dark green midrib and ever rare are small sectors of green near the midrib.
lw: blades then to be narrower than 'Marble Queen', being moe narrowly ovate
photo, wholesale source: brucejensennurseries.com (showing the green sectors)
photo, wholesale source: plantranchco.com
|Epipremnum pinnatum 'Orange Queen'|
mottled yellowish-white, often orange tinted in sun.
so: does not seem to be in the foliage trade today.
|Epipremnum pinnatum 'Tricolor'|
lc: variegated green, yellow, and white. We have not seen it in the modern trade.
|Epipremnum pinnatum 'Tropic Green' = 'Jade'|