Staked Golden Pothos

A Beginner's Guide to Staked Golden Pothos Plant Care | All you Need to Grow

Family: Aracaeae           
Common Name: Golden Pothos, Devil’s Ivy, Money Plant
Botanical Name: Epipremnum aureum with Support Pole 
Introducing the Golden Pothos! It’s known for its beautiful, variegated leaves. The leaves usually have spots of yellow or white on a dark green background! This plant is designed to climb, and easy-to-care-for! Due to it being highly tolerant of low light, it’s the perfect plant for beginners!

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Although you should give your Staked Golden Pothos medium to bright indirect light, this plant can also handle lower light conditions. However, the leaves will become smaller, and the vine will become leggy if the light is not bright enough. If your space is light-challenged, try using LED (light-emitting diode) lights as a supplement light source. Avoid setting this plant in the sun's direct rays, as its leaves will burn! Soft morning sunlight is alright, but only for a few hours.


Water the soil of your Staked Golden Pothos plant thoroughly after the soil is almost completely dry. When the leaves start wilting, it is the best time to water them. Water more often in the growing season and reduce the frequency during winter. If the soil becomes compacted, soak the entire root system (root ball) in a bucket of water for 10 minutes to help loosen up the soil. A great way to test the soil for dryness is to pick up the plant; if it feels very light, it is most likely time to water it!


Staked Golden Pothos plants love loose, nutrient-rich potting soil. Use a soil medium that can retain moisture but allows for draining excess water to avoid root rot. Most pre-mixed soils will suffice. Make sure there is plenty of organic matter, like coco-coir, peat moss, or shredded leaves, and avoid soil containing moisture-retaining crystals. If your soil drains too quickly, we recommend re-potting your plant into a compost-rich soil mixture with fewer drainage materials. 


For your Staked Golden Pothos, most average household temperatures will be adequate for this indoor plant. However, if it remains in temperatures under 55℉, the cold air will stunt the plant's growth. Prolonged exposure to cold temperatures can be fatal to this tropical indoor plant. Ideally, this plant thrives most in temperatures between 65-85°F.


Like most tropical indoor plants, Staked Golden Pothos will benefit from higher humidity but also do fine in average household air. Aim for a humidity level of around 40% to 60%. To increase the humidity levels for your plant, you can group plants, provide them with a pebble tray, mist the leaves regularly, and, if possible, place your plant in a room such as a bathroom or a kitchen. These are all great ways to increase the humidity levels for your plant! 


The Staked Golden Pothos is a relatively low-maintenance houseplant. Fertilize your plant about once a month during the growing season (spring and summer). You can reduce or even skip fertilizing it in the fall and winter! When you fertilize your Staked Golden Pothos, use a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer. A balance with an equal nitrogen-phosphorus-potassium ratio is best, such as 20-20-20 or 10-10-10. If you want to take the more "organic" approach, use compost tea or diluted fish emulsion as a natural fertilizer. 

Growth Rate

Staked Golden Pothos is known to be a fast-growing plant compared to other houseplants. If you provide your plant with the proper care, you can expect it to grow several inches, like 3 to 6 inches (or more) in length per month! This growth would occur most likely during the growing season. This plant's growth rate will usually slow-down in the colder months. Regarding Staked Golden Pothos mature height, it will vary depending on how the plant is trained and the support structure provided! However, over time, it could grow up to a height of 3 to 6 feet (or even more).

Pet Friend or Foe

The Staked Golden Pothos plant is considered to be mildly toxic to pets! Foe!

Pro Tips

  1. Choosing the right support structure for your Staked Golden Pothos such as moss pole, trellis, or bamboo stake is important! Make sure it is tall enough for the future growth of your plant.
  2. Pruning your Staked Golden Pothos is a great way to help keep the bushy and attractive look of your plant.
  3. When your plant grows, keep an eye on the ties. The ties secure your plant to its support structure. You should adjust the ties if needed!

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