An effective climbing and trailing plant best suited to a situation where it can be given sufficient space for the fleshy foliage to grow relatively unimpeded. The Epipremnum can be grown either as a trailing plant, in a hanging pot or basket, or as a climbing plant, trained up a moss pole. The pole should be kept moist to encourage the plant to root on to it. Take care with watering, as root failure can occur if the plant is over¬watered. Furthermore, all of the varieties are susceptible to draughts, especially E. a. ‘Marble Queen’. Variegation in the foliage can be adversely affected by placing the plant in too shaded a situation, which will cause the colours to revert to green. This plant was formerly known by the Latin name Scindapsus aureum.

Plant type : Ornamental foliage plant with climbing and trailing habit
Season of interest : All year round
Size : 100-200cm (39—78in)
Flower : None
Leaf : Heart-shaped, 10-15cm (4—6in), fleshy, green and yellow variegated
Temperature : 18-22°C (64-72°F)
Aspect/Light : Moderately lit to well-lit situation away from direct sun
Humidity : Moderate to high
Watering : Evenly moisten compost in spring and summer, taking care not to over-water, and allowing to get on the dry side before re-watering; keep on dry side in autumn and winter
Feeding : Once every two to four weeks with houseplant fertilizer in spring and summer
Propagation : Plant 7.5-10cm (3—4in) tip cuttings in seed and cutting compost from late spring to early summer at 21 -24°C (70 -75'F)
Potting : Houseplant potting compost
Problems : Root rot due to over-watering
Availability : Quite commonly available throughout year
Uses indoors : Useful in any room where there are no draughts and the temperature is even
Other varieties : E. a. 'Golden Queen’-yellow, E. a. 'Marble Queen' - white and green