10 Facts About Pothos Plants You Did Not Know

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1. Pothos Come in Many Color Patterns

Although their wide, heart-shaped leaves are always green, those leaves also feature accents in their middles or on their veins. Some common variations of pothos include Golden Pothos (first grown in French Polynesia), the Glacier Pothos (with irregular white accents) Jade Pothos (solid green leaves), Joy Pothos (smaller leaves with white veins) and Satin Pothos, which produce silvery accents.

2. Pothos Has Several Nicknames

Some people refer to the pothos as the hunter's plant, arum Ivy or taro vine. Its most widely-used nickname is "The Devil's Ivy," because it is almost too difficult to kill.

3. Some believe it Brings Good Luck

Another of the pothos' nicknames is the "money plant." Believers in China, Taiwan or Thailand keep these lush-leafed plants in their homes or stores to bring positive chi or financial gain.

4. It Is the Most Common Houseplant

Its traditional beauty and flowing leaves makes it a popular choice for home and business decorating.

5. It Is Used For Altars, Shrines and Cemeteries in the Philippines

This has been a custom for many years and is also found in many schools and other institutions.

6. It Is Frequently Used In Japanese Flower Arrangements

The popular school of Japanese flower arrangement called Ikenobo makes use of the lush and plentiful leaves of the pothos plant. Ikenobo encompasses the ancient art of Ikebana flower styling which honors the natural appearance and placement of the flowers and plants.

7. Used in NASA Studies

NASA used pothos in many studies during the 1980s, as it has been shown to absorb and reduce indoor pollutants like formaldehyde, xylene, trichloroethane, benzene and dust.

8. They Are Related to the Philodendron

The appearance of Pothos leaves are so similar to philodendron leaves that they are often mistaken for each other. However, this is also a bonus - since they can seamlessly be mixed together in flower and plant arrangements.

9. Pothos Symbolize Perseverance

Because they keep growing against most odds, they are an inspirational symbol for following your dreams. In some cultures they are given as gifts to those who are beginning a new phase of their lives.

I0. Pothos Like To Climb

Just like ivy plants, when pothos are planted near trees, they will encircle and climb up the trees. In the wild, their leaves turn upward and they grow longer as they turn to the sun for additional light.

These versatile and popular plants are easy to care for and to use for arrangements, or on their own.

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