22 Rare Pothos Varieties & Types You Will Love to Grow

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Pothos can make best climbing houseplant.

If you are a plant lover wanting greenery around you, then go for the rare Pothos variety for its beautiful variegation.

Initially, I was reluctant to bring Pothos for it may make my house like a jungle, but to my surprise, Pothos has a steady growth rate indoors with less maintenance. 

Generally, there are more than 36 varieties of Pothos worldwide, and some rare Pothos varieties include Harlequin Pothos, Manjula Pothos, and Neon Pothos. The Pothos can make the best trailing houseplant under the proper care requirements. 

Lush of green pothos trails is hanging from the basket
Pothos is an excellent epitome of a hanging plant.

Moreover, Pothos works as a wonder for decorating your house, providing fresh air to breathe by absorbing harmful gases.

Now let’s directly dig into the varieties of Pothos that may help your home look more decorated.

How Many Rare Pothos Are There? 

Pothos has more than 36 varieties in the genus Epipremnum family Araceae. Among them, Pothos lover loves to grow around 25 types of rare Pothos varieties in their home.

Every rare Pothos has its unique character, but the leaves with variegation like Marble Queen Pothos, Silver Satin Pothos, and N-joy Pothos attract me more.

However, Harlequin and Emerald Pothos rank the rarest Pothos varieties among all because of their unavailability.

Similarly, Pothos’ waxy heart shape, thick with relatively straight leaves and thick petioles, gives it the title of an ideal houseplant. 

22 Rare Pothos With Picture and Name

Native to China, the Indian Subcontinent, Australia, and various islands of the Pacific and Indian oceans, Pothos is welcome to several house interiors ranging from hanging baskets to decent corner decor.

Although Pothos has a wide range of variety, I have curated a list to guide you on what rare Pothos you can choose from many.

Let’s begin!

1. The Golden Pothos 

The Golden Pothos (Epipremnum aureum), commonly known as Devil’s Ivy or Ceylon creeper, is native to Southern Asia.

As the name suggests, this Pothos variety has golden variegation with heart-shaped and glossy leaves. 

Golden Pothos can grow anywhere from 20 cm to 2m when kept indoors.

Golden Pothos is hanging in a black pot
Golden Pothos has golden variegation on its leaf and is suitable as a hanging plant.

It can take a pace of  12 inches per month under average growing conditions with the help of aerial roots, ornating your surrounding.

Golden Pothos bloom rarely, and a study in 1964 is the only record that shows these Pothos have flowers.

According to NASA Air Study, Golden Pothos can purify the air by excluding toxins including trichloroethene, formaldehyde, toluene, benzene, xylene, carbon monoxide, and dust.

If you bring Golden Pothos house, first you need to learn the Pothos soil and fertilizer requirements!

2. Neon Pothos 

The Neon Pothos (Epipremnum aureum ‘Neon’) comes from French Polynesia and thrives in tropical places in the Solomon Islands.

You would love to have this variety of rare Pothos inside your house for its chartreuse neon-colored leaves.

Leaves of Neon Pothos exhibit a yellow shade in the early stage of their growth with a heart-shaped structure and the plant can attain a height of  6 ft in indoor conditions.

A fleshy neon pothos is shining because of the light that falls upon it
Neon Pothos have beautiful lime green to a yellow shade.

Furthermore, being a fast-growing plant, it can attain a height of 40 ft. in its natural environment with a growth rate of 12-18 inches per month.

It is impossible to observe flowering indoors, but it can give you the chance to enjoy its flowers in their natural habitat.

Having confusion regarding Neon Pothos and Lemon Lime Philodendron? Let’s clear it out with the differences. 

3. Marble Queen Pothos 

The third on the list is Marble Queen Pothos (Epipremnum aureum ‘Marble Queen’), which boasts natural habits in French Polynesia, Southeast Asia, and Australia.

They are one of my favorites for their beautiful white variegation on their leaves, realizing the definition of beauty.

The leaves of Marble Queen Pothos lack chlorophyll, giving equal variegation of white with green in leaves.

Beautiful marble queen pothos flaunting its equal proportion of white and green variegation in a brown pot.
Marble Queen Pothos has an equal ratio of white and green variegation.

As this Pothos lacks chlorophyll leading to slow growth, it can grow up to 6 ft under proper care.

Flowering is absent in indoor situations, but Marble Pothos can bloom outdoor when the plant attains a length of around 40 ft.

4. Manjula Pothos 

One of the rare pothos varieties is Manjula Pothos (Epipremnum aureum ‘Manjula’), patented by the University of Florida in 2010, while some argue it originated from India. 

You can observe the combination of splashed white and cream patches over the green in the Manjula Pothos.

A person is carrying a brown pot containing a freshly grown Manjula Pothos.
Manjula Pothos grows well in moist, well-drained acidic soil.

The leaves are large with heart-shaped structures and wavy edges, leveraging any gardeners who love a white or cream splash in the green leaves. 

The plant can offer a height of 6 ft indoors and shows the trailing appearance climbing in the poll.

Epipremnum aureum is toxic to dogs and cats due to Insoluble calcium oxalates. 

It has a slow pace of growth with a range of 8-12 inches per month, making it the ideal houseplant for people who bother pruning. 

Like other rare Pothos, Manjula Pothos also lacks a blooming profile.

5. N’joy Pothos 

Many gardeners mistake N’joy Pothos for Marble Queen Pothos or Snow Queen Pothos, but it is different.

N’joy Pothos (Epipremnum aureum ‘N’joy’) is a native of Australia and Southeast Asia and a new member of the Pothos family.

Its distinctive features include a compact leaf structure and brighter white variegation on the edges.

Clustered leaves of Njoy plant with its beautiful white variegation.
N’joy Pothos is also rich in variegation, with white patches more in number than green.

Also, N’joy Pothos leaves are comparatively smaller and bushier. The plant attains a height of up to 10 ft indoors and up to 50 ft in the wild.

This variety’s growth rate is slow due to a lack of chlorophyll, just like its mother, Marble Queen Pothos.

Flowering is only possible when the variety grows in the natural environment, leaving zero possibility of flowering indoors.

6. Pearls and Jade Pothos 

Pearls and Jade Pothos (Epipremnum aureum ‘Pearls and Jade’) originated from Solomon Island and are ideal plants for hanging baskets because of their bushy foliage.

It is rich in variegation with yellow underneath the leaves, faint grey stripes on the edges, with a white surface.

A lady is carrying a pot containing Pearls and Jade Pothos, taking up its pace of growth.
Pearls and Jade Pothos are not bushy enough and can grow well in a small pot with well-draining soil.

The entire plant attains a height between 6 ft and 10 ft with considerably small, waxy, and heart-shaped leaves ranging up to 6 inches.

However, you may need to wait to see the entire plant foliage as this variety has a slow growth rate due to the variegation.

Flowering indoors will never occur, but you can see its flower in the wild if you are lucky enough.  

7. Jessenia Pothos 

Being a new member of the Pothos family, Jessenia Pothos (Epipremnum aureum ‘Jessenia’) is a native of French Polynesia and Southeast Asia.

Jessenia resembles the Marble Queen Pothos and amazes gardeners through its beautiful, chartreuse leaves with lime-green variegation.

Beautiful chartreuse leaf of Jessenia Pothos shining under the light.
Jessenia Pothos is rich with chartreuse and lime green variegation.

Likewise, the vine extends to a length up to 10 ft in the indoor environment with ear-shaped, smooth, large leaves, having a width of 7 inches.

This slow-grower plant has no blooms when grown indoors but can flower in the wild after reaching a height of 30ft. 

8. Snow Queen Pothos 

The Snow Queen Pothos (Epipremnum aureum ‘Snow Queen’), resembling Marble Queen Pothos, belongs to the natural habitat of French Polynesia.

It is welcome among houseplants for its striking whitish variegation with a ratio of white more than green.

Whitish leaf of Snow Queen Pothos in a brown pot over a plant stand.
Snow Queen Pothos is rich in white variegation compared to green and can grow alongside other houseplants.

The vine enjoys a maturity length of 10 ft and offers waxy, heart-shaped, shiny leaves. These eight-inch leaves can leverage your study or guest room with a statement look.

Like other rare Pothos, Snow Queen Pothos is also a slow-growing plant and rarely blooms indoors

Wait! Is there confusion between Marble Queen Pothos and Snow Queen Pothos? Let it get resolved.

9. Harlequin Pothos

The rarest variety, challenging to get our hands on, is Harlequin Pothos (Epipremnum aureum ‘Harlequin’).

Native to Southeast Asia, Harlequin Pothos highlights with large patches of white over green as the white variegation outcomes green, giving an eye-catching look.

Beautiful lush of Harlequin Pothos flaunting its beautiful white variegation.
Harlequin Pothos has less green than white variegation and can be a good option for hanging plants.

Also, the variety has a wide, heart shape, teardrop-like leaves resembling Manjula Pothos, and the vines extend up to 10 ft under proper care.

It is believed that Pothos symbolizes a lucky charm that brings good health, wealth and happiness to its owners.

10. Variegated Neon Pothos 

The Variegated Neon Pothos (Epipremnum aureum ‘Variegated Neon’), a rare cultivar of Pothos, is a native of French Polynesia.

You might be wondering that Variegated Neon Pothos is similar to Neon Pothos, but that is not the case.

The significant difference lies in the leaf as Variegated Neon Pothos has bright lime-green variegation with a yellow shade. 

A person is catching a brown pot containing shiny leaves of Variegated Neon Pothos.
Variegated Neon Pothos has a lime green variegation with a faint shine of yellow.

Similarly, the Neon Pothos has heart-shaped leaves and lengths extending between 6 ft and 10 ft.

Rich in chlorophyll, the plant enjoys growth ranging from 6-10 inches per month under favorable conditions.

Meanwhile, natural blooming is impossible indoors but can surprise you with creamy-white spadix flowers in the wilds.

11. Cebu Blue Pothos 

The tropical rare Pothos variety, Cebu Blue Pothos (Epipremnum pinnatum ‘Cebu Blue), is native to Southeast Asia, earning its name from the Cebu island of the Philippines.

As a unique variety, Cebu Blue has shiny, silvery blue leaves which sparkle under suitable light conditions. 

A Cebu Blue Pothos growing in a white pot over a table.
Cebu Blue Pothos consists of long leaves and adds aesthetic value to your guest room.

The leaves go under two growth phases, with thin, elongated oval-shaped leaves in the juvenile phase, while attaining the mature stage is rare indoors. 

The foliage tends to reach the height of 8 ft under proper indoor conditions and 40 ft in the wild.

Besides, Cebu Blue Pothos can obtain a growth rate of 4 to 6 inches per month, changing itself into a trailing vine.

12. Hawaiian Golden Pothos 

Wondering if many Pothos are native to French Polynesia? To surprise you, Hawaiian Golden Pothos (Epipremnum aureum ‘Hawaiian’) is now another on the list.

Though Hawaiian Golden Pothos shares some characteristics with the Golden Pothos but carries a difference with the bigger leaf size and presence of immensely vibrant golden yellow variegation.

Aman is holding on the estems of Hawaiian Pothos in his hand.
Hawaiian Pothos has vibrant yellow variegation on their leaf body and is more extensive.

The leaf has a more curvy base with pointed tips in a heart shape structure and can take up a giant look under proper light conditions.

The indoor Hawaiian Pothos can reach a height of 6ft to 8 ft with a growth rate of 1 ft per growing season.

But, do not expect the Hawaiian Pothos to bloom indoors. You can enjoy the lush foliage of the variety and make your house decorated.

13. Treubii Pothos 

The native of the dense rainforest of Southeast Asia, Treubii Pothos (Scindapsus treubii), stands for a house plant with low maintenance.

Treubii Pothos’s ‘Moonlight variety’ has a silvery green look without any variegation in its leaf.

Shiny leaves of Treubii Pothos is in a pot inside a car.
Treubii Pothos ‘Moonlight’ consists of silvery dark green leaves.

While another variety, ‘Dark Form,’ has dark green leaves, appearing nearly as black. 

The Treubii Pothos has a long, elongated, lance-shaped leaf that extends 4 to 20 inches in a well-maintained indoor environment.

The foliage extends 6 to 8 ft long with 1 to 2 ft width with a rapid growth rate due to the lack of variegation.

Indeed, the flowering pattern of Treubii Pothos is the same as that of other Pothos, without any bloom indoors but is possible in its natural habitat.

14. Green Dragon Pothos

One of the hardy varieties of Pothos is Green Dragon Pothos (Epipremnum aureum ‘Green Dragon’).

Native to French Polynesia, Green Dragon Pothos has shiny, greenish leaves without any variegation and thus, resembles Devil’s ivy but without the variegated pattern.

Lush of Dragon Green Pothos in a blue pot.
Green Dragon Pothos grows well in light, well-draining soil and avoids excess water.

The foliage falls from the top as a hanging plant or climbs up on a pole, extending its length 4 ft to 5 ft under natural conditions.

Like any average growing Pothos, Green Dragon Pothos enjoys a monthly growth rate of 7 to 8 inches.

Besides, the plant has glossy, heart-shaped leaves that follow an alternate pattern. 

15. Glacier Pothos 

Another variety on the list is Glacier Pothos (Epipremnum aureum ‘Glacier’) which belongs to the natural habitat of Southeast Asia.

The leaves of Glacier Pothos boast a beautiful shade of silvery-white streaks on the front with dark green on the underside of the leaves.

A newly variegated Glacier Pothos growing in a blue pot over a table.
For proper foliage growth, Glacier Pothos requires porous, light, and well-drained soil.

These leaves have the same structure as that of N’joy Pothos but can appear small and less ovate with less sharp tips. 

These leaves can grow up to 1.5 inches in size, and the plant extends up to 6 to 7 ft indoors.

Also, in the case of Glacier Pothos, you will not get the chance to enjoy the flowering in indoor conditions.  

16. Global Green Pothos 

Global Green Pothos (Epipremnum aureum ‘Global Green’) flourishes mostly in the tropical region of Southeast Asia.

The variety has blotched leaves with a combination of dark green to light green giving a luxurious, classy look to your guest room.

Global Green Pothos flaunting its beautiful leaves, growing in a pot and lying over a sofa.
Global Green Pothos have long extending trails and can be an excellent ornate for your guest room.

Furthermore, the leaves are curvy, heart-shaped, glossy, and petite in size, making a suitable plant for your hanging pot.

The plant obtains a height of 10 ft in the outdoor natural environment but is relatively minor while grown indoors, reaching 3 to 4 ft with a moderate to fast growth rate. 

17. Silver Satin Pothos 

Another rare variety of Pothos, Silver Satin Pothos (Scindapsus pictus ‘Silver Satin’), emerges from the tropical rainforest of Asia.

You will love the plant for its beautiful marble spots of silver variegation over the dark green leaves.

A man is holding the pot containing Silver Satin Pothos in a balcony.
Silver Satin Pothos avoids direct sunlight but can be kept outdoors in the presence of indirect sunlight.

Identifying the Silver Satin Pothos will not be difficult as its ovular, heart-shaped leaves have spots instead of streaks or scattering.

Besides, the plant grows slowly compared to other varieties in the potted condition, and it can attain around 10 ft if provided good care. 

Flowering is rare for every variety of Pothos, and so is for Silver Satin Pothos in the indoor environment. 

18. Emerald pothos 

Another rarest variety of Pothos is Emerald Pothos (Epipremnum aureum ‘Emerald’), a native of Southeast Asia, including China and the Pacific Islands.

Like Global Green Pothos, Emerald Pothos has unique variegation of light green over dark green leaves, but it has light green edges with a dark green central vein.

A person is holding the leaf of the Emerald Pothos which is grown in a white pot.
Emerald Pothos has light green edges with dark green at the central vein.

Besides, the Pothos also has beautiful heart-shaped leaves with trailing stems extending up to 10 ft long indoors.

In addition, the growth rate takes up from moderate to fast and needs repotting every 2-3 years for better growth.

However, you might need to wait forever if you are flower lovers since flowers do not bloom indoors.

19. Jade Pothos 

Jade Pothos (Epipremnum aureum ‘Jade’) is a native of Southeast Asia and French Polynesia.

The leaf of Jade Pothos might lead you to mistake it with Golden Pothos for their similarity, but Jade Pothos significantly lacks yellow speckles or stripes.

Trails of Jade Pothos is hanging down from a black pot.
Jade Pothos are suitable for hanging outdoors in low to bright indirect light.

Furthermore, the leaves show a thick, shiny, and dark green feature with a sturdy stem allowing the pant to obtain a length of 30 ft and even longer in the wild.

According to ACADEMIA, Epipremnum aureum is rich in alkaloids, flavonoids, and other phenolic components which are beneficial to pharmaceutical uses.

20. Skeleton Key Pothos 

Skeleton Key Pothos (Epipremnum pinnatum ‘Skeleton Key’) is a native of the Tropical rainforest of Asia and the Pacific, resembling a skeleton-like leaf pattern.

The leaves of Skeleton Key Pothos lack variegation over its leaves but signify their presence with a green, glossy, and thick look.

A person is holding the skeleton key pothos plant which is tied in a pole.
Skeleton Key Pothos have pointed tips with stingray-like bodies.

However, some pothos lovers argue that Skeleton Key is not Pothos because of its leaf structure.

Still, the leaves resemble Pothos in the juvenile stage and later show a sting rays pattern where the part near the stem is wider with long pointed tips.

Under ideal conditions, the variety can take up a monstrous look, with the length extending up to 10 ft, signifying a rapid growth rate.

21. Shangri La Pothos 

The rare pothos variety Shangri La Pothos (Epipremnum aureum ‘Shangri La) is an inbred variety of Golden Pothos and receives another common name ‘Sleeping Pothos.’

Shangri La Pothos receives its name for its unique leaf structure showing a wrinkly, somewhat rolled up, closed appearance.

A person is carrying a black pot containing Shangri La Pothos.
Shangri La Pothos asks for light, acidic, and well-drained soil.

The leaves display a beautiful shade of glossy, green color with light yellow variegation.

The variety tends to attain a slow to moderate growth and extends 6-8 ft when grown outdoor but about 3-5 ft indoors.

22. Silvery Ann Pothos

A native of Southeast Asia, Silvery Ann Pothos (Epipremnum pictum ‘Silvery Ann’) resembles the Silver Satin Pothos, but not entirely.

The leaves have white variegation over the green with a ratio of 50-80 to 50-20, providing a beautiful silvery look.

A pot of Silvery Ann Pothos is lying overa stand.
Silvery Ann Pothos has more of the white scattered variegation.

Also, the leaves are smaller in a heart shape and have thick, pointed edges.

Due to its variegation, the plant has less area to process chlorophyll leading to medium growth, with the average length extending to 6 ft.

Although being a flowering plant, this Pothos will not allow you to relish its flower if you grow it indoors.

Some More Varieties of Pothos

Besides the above all, you may also need to consider the following rare Pothos.

VarietiesMaximum Growth SizeFeatures
Baltic Blue Pothos Height: 6 feet
Pointed, heart-shaped, dark green-blue leaves with fenestrations at mature stage.
Exotica PothosHeight: 3 feet
Heart-shaped, oval, velvety-dark green leaves with silvery patches.
Argyraeus PothosHeight: 3 to 10 feet
Leathery, heart-shaped, green leaves with silvery-grey blotchces in edges.
Silver Leaf PothosHeight: 6-7 feetOval, long, striped, pointed tips with blue-grey variegation over green.

Tips to Care for Rare Pothos Plant

If you want to populate Pothos to turn them into the mini jungle, Pothos propagation can help you that begins with the root nodes.

Whether it is the newly propagated Pothos or adult, you need to make the following care requirements. 

  • Direct sunlight harms your Pothos and demands indirect medium to bright light for 10 and 12 hours per day.
  • Grow lights will also help you get the optimum light conditions if you reside in snowy areas. 
  • Humidity should be between 70-85% to attain a proper growth of the Pothos. 
  • Being a tropical plant, Pothos loves warm temperatures ranging from 16°C to 26°C.
  • Water the Pothos every 1 to 2 weeks after checking the moist level 2 inches from the ground.
Glossy, green heart shape leaf of Pothos is lying over a table beside a plant.
Pothos avoids excess water to gain glossy, lively green leaves.
  • Slightly acidic to neutral, well-aerated, and well-drained soil ranging from 6.1 to 6.5 pH works wonders for the Pothos.
  • Pothos do not demand regular fertilizers and can work well with all types of fertilizer, but liquid fertilizers are easy to absorb, so apply them once every three months.
  • Pothos can outgrow their containers or pot, so repotting should be done every one to two years. 
  • Timely pruning helps Pothos to attain a reasonable length, so prune in the growing season during summer.

Conclusion

Also known as ‘Money Plant’ in most Asian countries, Pothos is the most reliable and worthy indoor houseplant.

With the available varieties, the popular Pothos can fill your house with its extending foliage and reduce your anxiety level.

I have provided you with 22 rare Pothos varieties to decorate, so feel free to invite them and enjoy the plantsmen lifestyle.   

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