The angular stems of this woody vine from the Solomon Islands in the Pacific, which is also known as devil’s ivy or golden pothos, can be trained to climb up a moist moss pole or cascade down from a high planter or hanging basket. They are striped with yellow or white, and have aerial roots. The heart-shaped leaves are large — 6—12 in. (15—30 cm) long — and are green with yellow or white stripes.
Good varieties include: E.a. ‘Marble Queen’ with white leafstalks bearing green leaves streaked white and moss-green, and white stems streaked with green, and E.a. ‘Tricolor’ which has leaves boldly variegated with white and off-white stems and leafstalks.
Size: Height 5 ft. (1.5 m) or more. Light Indirect sunlight.
Temperature: Keep warm; minimum 65°F (18°C).
Moisture: Keep moist from spring to fall. In winter, apply only enough water to prevent the soil from drying out.
Feeding: Provide standard liquid fertilizer every two weeks from spring to summer.
Propagation: Take tip cuttings, 4 in. (10 cm) long, in spring or early summer.
Special needs: To maintain high humidity, place the pot on a tray of moist pebbles. Over-watering will cause root rot, and drafts will damage the foliage. Too little light will eventually make the leaf colors revert to green.