Epipremnum aureum

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  • Botanical Name : Epipremnum aureum (Linden & Andre) G.S. Bunting
  • Synonyms : Pothos aureus Linden & Andre
  • Common Name : Centipede Tonga Vine, Golden Pothos
  • Plant Family : Araceae
  • Plant Form : Climbers
  • Occurrence (Sectors) : 1, 5, 7, 8, 18, 15, 20, 21, 27, 28, 30
  • Occurrence (Special Areas) : Gujarat Forestry Research Foundation, Indroda Park, Van Chetana Kendra, Ayurvedic Udyan, Infocity, Punit Van, Aranya Van

About Epipremnum aureum Plant :

  • Habit : An ever green climber, climbing up to 21 meterswith the help of aerial roots which adhere to rough surfaces. Stem may have girth up to 4-6 cm.
  • Leaves : Alternate, entire , heart-shaped, light green, ever green or variegated with yellow strips.
  • Inflorescence : Spathe
  • Flowers : White or light green in color.
  • Significance :
    • It is very popular as house plant. It is also grown in garden on tree trunk as epiphyte.
    • All  parts of this plant are poisonous to domestic animals and pets of all kinds, as well as to humans. So avoid raising this plant in your home if you have pets or small children.