Epipremnum Aureum(Scindapsus Aureus) – 6 Questions On Cultivation

Like any potted plant, Epipremnum has its peculiarities of cultivation. If you observe them – the problems with the plant will not.

Epipremnum Aureum type of growth happens groundcover or hanging plant. It can climb up the support, hang from the pot or creep on the surface. The flower alternate, leathery heart-shaped leaves with a glossy sheen. The plate is painted with a Golden pattern. The most popular is a kind of Marble Queen. During cultivation at home the plant does not bloom, but in a relatively short time reaches 3 m and more. Here are a few questions that arise when growing Epipremnum Golden.

1. How often should the plant be watered?

A signal that it is time to water the flower is the dryness of the top layer of soil. Complete drying of the substrate is not recommended to allow, but also to fill the plant is also impossible: from this rotting roots and leaves are covered with spots. In winter, watering should rarely Epipremnum.

In summer, in addition to watering the flower needs frequent spraying, especially in the heat. To avoid spots on the leaves, use a soft or pooled water. At temperatures above 20°C, a container with a flower can be placed in a post or a large tray with wet expanded clay.

2. What does a flower need – a shadow or a bright light?

Epipremnum refers to shade-tolerant cultures. Direct sun is contraindicated: the leaves are folded, and their color fades. However, this does not mean that the plant should be placed in a dark place. In this case, the growth of Epipremnum may slow down, and foliage will lose the marbling. Put the plant between the window and a large palm tree or Ficus in a tub, and then the flower will get enough light for proper growth.

3. At what temperature does the plant develop well?

The most comfortable Golden Epipremnum feels at 20°C in summer and at 15-16°C in winter. Perhaps a short-term decrease in temperature to 12°C. Contraindicated drafts.

4. How often should I feed Epipremnum?

Epipremnum loves fertilizer. Feed the plant every three weeks between April and September. Suitable for any liquid fertilizer, universal for decorative indoor flowers.

5. What soil is suitable for transplantation?

Young Epipremnum should be transplanted each spring. The substrate is best composed of a mixture of sand, peat, leaf humus and turf (1:1:2:2). For transplantation, you need a free container, so that the distance from the rhizome to the edge of the tub is about 3 cm around the perimeter. Also, do not forget about good drainage: it is necessary that in case of overflow of the soil the roots do not rot.

Transplant is very common to combine with reproduction. Cut the plant the tip and push it in the wet sand or the water and keep at a constant temperature (about 25°C) as soon as there are roots, cuttings planted in pots: one for several pieces. So the flower began to branch out immediately president the tip.


In the presence of pests: thrips, scale insects and spider mites the leaves are first deformed, and then turn yellow and die. Live pests on both sides of the leaf plate to get rid of them with Malathion and Actellic.

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