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EDIS Update: Pothos Diseases

Pothos (Epipremnum aureum ) is a tropical ornamental vine that is among the top selling wholesale foliage plants in Florida. For almost 100 years, pothos has been commercially produced and used in places such as office spaces, patios and small-scale dish gardens. Interiorscapes usually contain this plant due to its hardiness, visual appeal and ease of growing.

Photo: R. J. Henny, UF/IFAS


Some common commercial varieties are Golden Pothos, Marble Queen, Hawaiian, Pearls and Jade, Njoy, Jade, Green Genie and Neon. Even with the production success of pothos, there are still fungal and bacterial disease risks that can harm this plant.

Dr. David J. Norman and Dr. G. Shad Ali address and identify these fungal and bacterial diseases, their sources and management in the commercial greenhouse production of pothos in their EDIS publication Pothos (Epipremnum aureum) Diseases: Identification and Control in Commercial Greenhouse Production.