Rarest pothos cultivars are coveted by many horticulturists for their outstanding characteristics. Aside from their spectacular foliage displays, pothos plants are extremely easy to grow and maintain.
Theses are plants that would be great if you decide to keep them indoors or even outdoors. Let’s explore the various pothos varieties that you may have or plan to collect!
- List of Rarest Pothos
- 1. Golden Pothos
- 2. Marble Queen Pothos
- 3. Neon Pothos
- 4. Variegated Neon Pothos
- 5. Jessenia Pothos
- 6. Manjula Pothos
- 7. Pearls-and-Jade Pothos
- 8. Satin Pothos
- 9. N-Joy Pothos
- 10. Cebu Blue Pothos
- 11. Hawaiian Golden Pothos
- 12. Treubii Pothos
- 13. Glacier Pothos
- 14. Harlequin Pothos
- 15. Global Green Pothos
- 16. Jade Pothos
- 17. Emerald Pothos
- 18. Skeleton Key Pothos
- 19. Shangri-La
- 20. Baltic Blue Pothos
List of Rarest Pothos
1. Golden Pothos
This variety is known by many names, such as devil’s ivy, ivy arum, Ceylon creeper, money plant, or even by its scientific designation Epipremnum aureum. The Golden pothos is a beautiful tropical plant that can trail, climb, or just dangle off your interior and outdoor spaces without much help.
Due to its beauty, this pothos plant has become increasingly common among pothos lovers.
Epipremnum aureum plants prefer to grow in warm, humid environments similar to their native tropical and subtropical homes.
There is a pure green leaf version of this cultivar, and it is called Green Dragon pothos. All Epipremnum aureum varieties are able to tolerate multiple growing conditions and can even withstand being left in shady areas with minimal watering.
2. Marble Queen Pothos
If you want to bring in some variegated pothos plants in your house, then the Marble Queen is a great option. The leaves have white and green markings, making the Marble Queen pothos a standout plant when placed among specimens with solid green leaves.
There is one Queen pothos variety you might be interested in called Epipremnum aureum ‘Marble Queen’.
The marbling leans towards cream or yellow instead of white. Two other interesting varieties are the Super White Marble Queen and the Snow Queen Pothos, which have very prominent white marks.
Either way, one thing you need to give this royal beauty is high levels of indirect light, since the white variegation of the Queen pothos will slowly fade away if the plant is left to grow in dark areas. It will grow and even vine in some cases as it grows in a comfortable health. You can place it on a higher shelf and see how it would grow and vine.
3. Neon Pothos
The neon pothos is a highly attractive plant with striking bright green leaves that only becomes more pronounced as it matures, and it would look better as it ages. Like many of its pothos plant cousins, this variety is a vigorous grower, reaching from 10 to 20 feet, as they are known to be leaving a trail.
Given that pothos varieties tend to come from tropical regions, it would be best if you provide them with similar growing conditions.
Aside from high humidity and warmth, neon pothos cultivars enjoy basking in bright indirect light.
They can tolerate direct sunlight, but you have to make sure that they slowly adjust to it, instead of immediately placing them in full sun. If this happens, their leaves can turn brown from sunburn.
4. Variegated Neon Pothos
This variegated form of neon, the pothos plans, has bright yellow markings on its bright green leaves. This plant is famous significantly for these markings, which make this variety even more striking and attractive, and give it more popularity. The variegated leaves of this neon cultivar never fail to light up any room with their colors.
As with most pothos in this list, this neon variety loves high humidity and warmth, you can always mist on the plant to make sure it received the right humidity level. In addition, when exposed to cold and dry growing temperatures, pothos cultivars tend to shed off their leaves first before perishing.
5. Jessenia Pothos
The Jessenia variety of the pothos plants has exceptional lime-green foliage, and it is very eccentric with this feature. While it does require high humidity and temperature, the levels should not be extreme to avoid killing the plant. When grown in ideal conditions, the Jessenia pothos can reach up to 30 feet.
The lime green leaves of this particular pothos variety can have fine yellow stripes, especially when exposed to strong indirect light. You can easily tell the Jessenia pothos from other plants with yellow markings, since the striations tend to be spaced out more regularly.
6. Manjula Pothos
The Epipremnum aureum ‘Manjula’ variety is a bit rare compared to most pothos plants. This could be due to the slower growth rate, leaf size, and variegation habit. In addition to this, the white and green leaves of this cultivar are wider than most pothos varieties, and this is what specialized this one and makes it rare.
However, you do need to provide this rare pothos cultivar with the right amount of light exposure so that you see it grow in the perfect shade of green.
Note that when you leave it in dark corners, variegated plants, such as this variety, will lose their markings and turn back to green. Overall, you must note that this condition is known by pothos lovers as reverting, and this is a rare mark that they have.
Manjula pothos care is just giving it bright indirect light and watering the soil only when it becomes dry. Keep in mind that once you provide your plant with its needs, your pothos cultivar will reward you with showy, healthy leaves.
7. Pearls-and-Jade Pothos
Epipremnum aureum ‘Pearls and Jade’ pothos is one of the chicest and most elegant cultivars in the pothos plant family. This cultivar can be identified by green splashes of colors among the white variegation.
The white, creamy markings that look like vessels on the leaves’ foliage make up the pearl half of its name, while the gorgeous jade-green parts make up the other half.
Caring for this plant is extremely simple and easy. Just provide this particular cultivar with bright filtered light and adequate watering, and you’re good to go to see them grow and thrive and even vine! Most people who keep this plant, in particular, keep in a hanging vase to let it receive proper lighting.
8. Satin Pothos
The Satin pothos goes by many names, especially the ones that shoot off from the parent plant due to unusual leaf variations and even texture.
On the other hand, its scientific name is Scindapsus pictus, while other variants are called silver satin pothos, and silver pothos.
These two variations are quite popular among pothos lovers and are not considered to be incredibly rare.
The Silver Satin variety has medium-sized leaves which can grow bigger as the plant matures. There is a variation of this cultivar known as Silvery Ann, which has more variations than its original parent. However, the silvery leaves are often bigger than the Satin pothos, which means that if you’re looking for a grander appearance, then this might appeal to you.
9. N-Joy Pothos
The NJoy pothos variety is relatively new to the pothos plant family, although it is quickly becoming very popular among collectors, hence it is loved because of the way that it looks.
The latter is due to the plant’s unusual coloring or shades, that include white and cool green markings or stripes that have been splashed on it.
The unusual color is not the white parts, but rather the green shades.
The green hues of this plant range from vibrant chartreuse to cool bluish-green. The light it gets exposed to, the more vibrant the white and green colors get. When placed in darker corners, the plant can lose its variegation and revert to plain pale green or medium-dark green.
10. Cebu Blue Pothos
The bluish-green leaves of the Cebu Blue pothos are shaped like arrowheads, which is what makes it rare. At times, there is a silvery sheen to their pinnate leaves.
These varieties are as tropical as they come because they were first found on the tropical island of Cebu, a thriving metropolitan island city in the Philippine archipelago.
Which overall sums it up to, how in tropical areas, this is a fast grower and under colder conditions, the growth can be slower. They are often kept indoors since the conditions are easier to control, especially in temperate locations.
Like most pothos varieties, these plants prefer bright light but can still tolerate a bit of shade, although the foliage won’t be as plentiful when kept in the dark. In addition, note that since this plant comes from a tropical region, it needs a proper amount of humidity.
11. Hawaiian Golden Pothos
This cultivar looks very similar to the Golden pothos, although there are some distinctions. The most precise difference between the two is the leaf size. While the Golden pothos tends to keep its leaves similar in size, the Hawaiian version can grow larger under ideal conditions.
Note that this takes place when the Hawaiian golden variety experiences long hours of bright indirect light. The leaves can grow as big as outstretched human hands, or sometime maybe even bigger. Many consider this variety a rare pothos variety, although their popularity has led them to become more common than before.
12. Treubii Pothos
This particular variety is also a member of the Scindapsus family and is a cousin of the Satin variety, because they do have similarities but they aren’t the same. The heart-shaped leaves offer a silvery sheen, and the foliage is larger than its close relative.
However, note that, at times this plant can be mistaken for the Trebi pothos, which is just another uncommon name for the Satin variety.
Many consider this variety somewhat rare, but since it is becoming quite popular, it may lose some of that elusiveness pretty soon. Whether you buy it or get it as a gift, it’s important to give your pothos the right amount of light to keep its magnificent silver markings, or else they would fade to green.
13. Glacier Pothos
Many consider this cultivar to be one of the showier pothos plants in the family, and this is how it remains special, because so far it is gorgeous. To elaborate further, the leaves have off-white markings mixed with different shades of green patches. This type of pattern makes the whole plant look like an artistic masterpiece.
This plant would do well in well-lit places. It won’t matter if your interiors are minimalist or maximalist since this cultivar does extremely well in both styles. Remember that you should place this cultivar on top of shelves or tables to showcase its magnificent foliage.
14. Harlequin Pothos
The Harlequin is a splotchy beauty that defies expectations. While most variegated cultivars have regular coloring, this one has irregular patterns all over the entire foliage. It is very rare because each leaf has a unique stripe or a mark that make the entire plant quite rare.
On the other hand, this may be one of the hardest plants to get your hands on. Which means, once you get this, cultivate it as you would with other pothos with leaf variegation. A spot with bright filtered light and some occasional watering, and your pothos will be as happy as they can be.
15. Global Green Pothos
Many consider this type of pothos plant to be a rare pothos since it is still relatively new to the market, it isn’t something that had been found from earlier times. It can be distinguished by its green marbling that is in shades of green. Compared to other varieties that have white and green variegation, this one is quite unique.
Remember that in order to keep its markings, place your pothos in an area that receives a high amount of bright indirect light for at least six to eight hours, and this is the reason why it remains with stripes. However, if the pothos receives very little light, the plant may revert to growing pure green leaves.
16. Jade Pothos
This Epipremnum variety has wonderfully rich green foliage that closely resembles the precious stone. Most of the time, the leaves of the Jade pothos can have one or two stripes of gold running from the stem to their tips, and this is its unique feature. On the other hand, there is a Jade pothos variety that has no strips at all, and it is called the Green Queen.
Basically, if you’re looking for pure green foliage, then you can place this cultivar in a medium-lit area to preserve the green while reverting the yellow stripes. As you would care with most pothos, you can trim this one to keep it small and bushy.
17. Emerald Pothos
Another gem-colored variety of the pothos plant, this cultivar showcases bright emerald leaves that immediately catch the eye. There are veins in the leaves that are darker than the entire foliage, lending a richer tone to the entire plant.
To keep the leaves vividly green, place this plant in bright filtered light. In addition, the propagation is easy, so it may not be that rare any more compared to when the variety was still new.
18. Skeleton Key Pothos
This variety resembles the Epipremnum aureum, but it is actually a member of the Epipremnum pinnatum. It starts outgrowing like the normal pothos; however, once it matures, the leaves change shape to display a distended center that resembles a key.
However, like many airoids, this plant grows well in warm, humid conditions with plenty of bright filtered light. Most pothos lovers consider this a rare variety due to its unusual leaf shapes.
The Shangri La pothos has a very distinct leaf shape that remains wrinkled and curled up. These oval-shaped leaves are dark green and glossy, serving only to highlight the strangely shaped foliage of the plant.
Sometimes shortened as La pothos, this plant is extremely easy to care for since it tolerates shady areas exceptionally well. In bright light, the La pothos leaves display golden stripes, and this is an offshoot of the gold-leafed variety of the pothos family. Note that the La pothos cultivars can be kept bushy by regular pruning.
20. Baltic Blue Pothos
The leaves of this cultivar display a blue-green tinge upon maturity. However, young leaves tend to be bright green. This belongs to the pinnate branch of the Epipremnum genus, so immature leaves do not change until they fully develop.
Older, larger leaves of this cultivar will begin to show cuts, known as fenestrations. These are normal occurrences in most pinnate varieties, making this variety even more prized among collectors.
Growing the rarest pothos will always bring us so much pride and joy. All these plants are somehow common because of the variety that they belong to, however, they all look marvelous and unique with their own specific foliage and requirements.
Now that you know which ones are rare, also, you can now begin to start your very own pothos collection!
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