Albo Pothos (Epipremnum pinnatum Albo-Variegata)

Albo Pothos Plant Features

If you love variegated climbing (or trailing) houseplants that are easy to grow, Albo Pothos (Epipremnum pinnatum Albo-Variegata) may be for you! Its elongated medium green leaves are variegated with streaks, splashes, and blotches of white. 

As the plant matures, if it's allowed to grow vertically up a support, the leaves will become much larger and form fenestrations, or window-like cuts and holes in the leaves. At first, these holes are small and appear in a line along the midrib (and can look like insect or other damage). But as future leaves grow, the fenestrations become more pronounced. 

Albo is distinct from other selections of Epipremnum pinnatum. Baltic Blue, for example, features dark green leaves with a bluish tint, and Cebu Blue shows off silvery-blue foliage. 

Buy Albo Pothos
Buy it online and have it shipped fresh from our farm, direct to your door from our online plant shop. Or find it in our Trending Tropicals® collection online or at your favorite local garden center. Check out a list of our retailer partners.

Albo Pothos Growing Instructions

Light Needs for Albo Pothos 

To keep this climbing/trailing houseplant happy, grow it in bright light. If you're unsure if your spot is bright, check if the plant casts a medium or strong shadow throughout the day. While Albo Pothos enjoys bright light, it can survive in lower light conditions. Without bright light, though, it will grow more slowly and may not show as much leaf variegation. 
Tip: It does not require sunlight to thrive. It grows well under natural or artificial light sources.
Indoors through a window, Albo Pothos can typically tolerate some direct sun, especially in the morning hours, when acclimated. If it's not acclimated, however, it may experience some sunburn at first. 

Water Needs 

As with many of its cousins in the Aroid family (like Monstera and Philodendron), Albo Pothos is sensitive to overwatering. Ensure the top couple of inches of the potting mix dries to the touch before you water it. The leaves may turn yellow and drop prematurely if it dries out too much or is overwatered. 


Humidity Needs

This Pothos enjoys above-average relative humidity levels. Happily, it tolerates average-humidity conditions well, so you don't need to provide high humidity for it to thrive. That said, if you would like to boost relative humidity levels for your plant, group it with other houseplants, grow it in a large terrarium or display case. 


Fertilizing Albo Pothos

If you want to promote more and faster growth, you can fertilize in spring and summer with a fertilizer formulated for use on houseplants. Follow the directions on the product packaging. Never apply more fertilizer than the instructions recommend as over-fertilization can damage or even kill a houseplant. 



Albo Pothos from our farm have been grown in a mounding shape to reduce damage to the plant in shipping. As it matures, this Pothos will to vine (or trail) and can be displayed as a hanging plant or trained to grow up a peat post. If you like to keep your Albo Pothos compact, pinch back new growth. Regularly pinching it back encourages the plant to grow new side branches, becoming more full. You can pinch or prune it at any time of the year without worry of hurting the plant. 

Note: This plant may have some natural degree of toxicity and may cause discomfort or illness if ingested. Additionally, exposure to the sap of this plant may cause discomfort to individuals with a sensitivity to it upon contact. Grown for ornamental purposes and not intended for human or animal consumption.


  • Water

    Medium water needs

  • Light

    Indoors: High light

    Indoors: Medium light

  • Colors


  • Special Features

    Colorful foliage

    Purifies the air

    Super-easy to grow

Complement your Albo Pothos

Little Swiss Monstera
Little Swiss Monstera is a close relative of Albo Pothos and likes similar growing conditions. The leaf textures complement one another beautifully.

Peru Monstera
Peru Monstera shows off textural, dark green leaves that make for a lovely accent to Albo Pothos and its variegated foliage.

Global Green Pothos
The green-on-green variegation of Global Green Pothos is a lovely foil to Albo Pothos' white-splashed leaves.


Does Costa Farms grow Albo Pothos from tissue culture?
No. Costa Farms does not grow Albo or any other Epipremnum variety from tissue culture. Our plants are all started from cuttings harvested from our Mother Plants.