Silver Streak Pothos (Epipremnum amplissimum)

Silver Streak Pothos Plant Features

Enjoy the beauty of Silver Streak Pothos (Epipremnum amplissimum) in your home! This climbing houseplant features long, thin green leaves faintly marked with silvery brush marks. This makes it stand out from other plants. 

Ideal for desks and tabletops when young, this vining houseplant is an elegant choice to display on moss poles or totems as it matures. Like Golden Pothos, to which it's closely related, Silver Streak Pothos is also an excellent choice for hanging baskets where you can enjoy it as a trailing plant. 

The silvery markings on its leaves make it an elegant partner for Scindapsus MoonlightAlocasia Silver Dragon, and Begonia maculata. Or contrast it against the deep, dark foliage of Raven® ZZ

Silver Streak Pothos was first described in 1863 and is native to areas of Australia and Southeast Asia. 

Buy Silver Streak Pothos

Buy it online and have it shipped fresh from our farm, direct to your door from our online plant shop. Look for Costa Farms' Silver Streak Pothos in the Trending Tropicals® collection at your favorite retailer. See a list of our in-store and online retailer partners.

Silver Streak Pothos Growing Instructions

Light Needs for Silver Streak Pothos

To keep this climbing houseplant happy, grow it in a spot that receives medium to bright light. If you're unsure what that means, check to see if the plant casts a medium or strong shadow throughout the day. While Silver Streak Pothos enjoys bright light, it can survive in low light conditions. Without bright light, though, it will not be as full or as lush. Tip: It does not require sunlight to thrive. It grows well under natural or artificial light sources. 


Water Needs for Silver Streak Pothos

Like many other aroids (plants in the arum family, like Monstera and Philodendron), this vine 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 of Silver Streak Pothos

This vining houseplant enjoys above-average relative humidity levels. Happily, it tolerates average and even low-humidity conditions. If you want to boost relative humidity levels for your plant, group it with other houseplants, grow it in a large terrarium or display case. 


Fertilizing Silver Streak Pothos

Fertilize in spring and summer, if you wish, with a fertilizer formulated for use on houseplants. Just be sure to follow the directions on the product packaging. Never apply more fertilizer than the instructions recommend. 


Pruning Silver Streak Pothos

You shouldn't need to prune this plant unless you want to control its size or keep it full and bushy as it matures. In both cases, simply pinch off the new growth. This makes it develop side shoots.

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

    Purifies the air

    Super-easy to grow

Complement your Silver Streak Pothos

Moonlight Scindapsus
Highlight the leaves' silvery streaks by pairing it with Moonlight Scindapsus.

Monstera Peru
Play off the leaves' texture by pairing it with Monstera sp. Peru for a stunning show.

Baltic Blue Pothos
Contrast Silver Streak Pothos with the lustrous dark leaves of its cousin, Baltic Blue.