Lemon Meringue Pothos (Epipremnum aureum Lemon Meringue)
Lemon Meringue Pothos Plant Features
Lemon Meringue Pothos is an eye-catching new variety of Epipremnum aureum discovered here at Costa Farms. It's distinct from other varieties because the green leaves are irregularly variegated in bright golden yellow. We've spent the last few years testing it for stability and building up stock.
You'll find it grows similarly to other Pothos varieties, making it one of the easier houseplants you can grow. It makes for a beautiful display on a bright desk or tabletop. You can grow it in a hanging basket and watch the stems trail elegantly. Or, grow it on a moss pole or totem, creating vertical visual interest in your home. Note: If you grow it vertically, and in warm, bright conditions, the leaves will grow much larger.
This variety was found as a sport (mutation) on Global Green Pothos. Because Lemon Meringue is under patent protection USPP34,521, we're obliged to tell you propagation is prohibited. Learn more about plant patents.
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Lemon Meringue Pothos Growing Instructions
Lemon Meringue Pothos Light Needs
It grows best -- and fastest -- in a medium to bright spot. We recommend keeping it within 3 to 4 feet of an unobstructed east- or west-facing window, or anyplace it casts a medium to strong shadow much of the day. Don't have a lot of natural light? No problem -- it grows just as well under plant lights as it does near a window.
Note: As is the case with many Pothos varieties, the variegation will fade, particularly on older leaves, if you grow it in lower light levels. It tolerates low light, but the variegation will not be as intense and it will grow much more slowly.
Lemon Meringue Pothos Water Needs
Water this Pothos variety as the top couple of inches of the potting mix dries to the touch. It holds up fairly well to dry conditions, but the leaves will develop brown, crispy edges if it's allowed to dry too much. If it stays too wet for extended periods, you may see the leaves begin to go yellow and drop off prematurely.
If you're in doubt about whether your Lemon Meringue Pothos needs water, it's usually best to wait. It survives underwatering better than frequent overwatering.
Lemon Meringue Pothos Humidity Needs
It grows best average to above-average relative humidity levels (at least 40 percent or so), but tolerates lower-humidity conditions well. If you live in an arid area and want to boost relative humidity, grow it in a cluster with other houseplants or place it near a small humidifier.
Fertilizing Lemon Meringue Pothos
The more you fertilize it, the faster your Lemon Meringue Pothos will grow. You can get by fertilizing as little as once or twice a year, or fertilize as frequently as recommended by the instructions on the fertilizer packaging. (Never exceed the recommended application rates.) You can fertilize any time you wish, but many people prefer the longer, brighter days of spring and summer as this is when the plant typically grows fastest anyway.
Pruning Lemon Meringue Pothos
We prune it so it stays compact in shipping (to prevent damage). If you wish to keep your plant compact, you can periodically pinch off the ends of the stems. This will encourage it to produce side branches and give it a full look, rather than putting all if its energy into just a few really long stems.
Note: This Pothos 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.
Medium water needs
Indoors: High light
Indoors: Low light
Indoors: Medium light
Purifies the air
Super-easy to grow
Complement your Lemon Meringue PothosBaltic Blue Pothos
Highlight the plant's variegation by growing it with Baltic Blue Pothos.
Global Green Pothos
Create a fun contrast by growing Global Green with Lemon Meringue Pothos.
Another climbing houseplant with variegated leaves, Monstera standleyana Albo-Variegata likes the same growing conditions as Lemon Meringue.
Q&AIs this plant grown from tissue culture?
No. Here at Costa Farms, we propagate our Lemon Meringue Pothos from traditional cuttings taken off of our Mother Plants.