Hawaiian Pothos
Plant Care,  Pothos

Hawaiian Pothos

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Hawaiian Pothos Summary

Light needs:Medium indirect sunlight.
Watering needs:Water if top 50% of soil is dry.
Fertilizer:Use a balanced plant feed every month in the spring and summer.
Soil:A well draining potting compost.
Temperature:18°C to 25°C (64-77°F).
Where to buy:Try one of these Rare Plant Shops.
Common issues:Variegation can fade in lower light areas, they can also get leggy.


The hawaiian pothos is a green and gold variegated pothos that is similar in many respects to the giant and golden pothos varieties. This is an ideal plant with it’s beautiful golden variegation as well as being very easy to look after, fast growing, and tolerant of some neglect.

See also: Cebu Blue Pothos, Jessenia Pothos, Pothos Propagation, Pothos Safe For Cats.

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Light Needs

Medium indirect sunlight is ideal for a variegated hawaiian pothos, but they do well in some low light conditions. In lower light areas they can lose their variegation over time. What I do with my variegated pothos plants is move them around, I have a couple in my bathroom with low light and couple in my bedroom which gets a lot of light and brings out their variegation. I change them round at watering, so the lower light once are moved to the brighter areas and vice versa.

How Often to Water

Check them once a week and water if the top 50% or more of soil is dry.

Hawaiian Pothos Fertilizer

Use a balanced plant feed every month in the spring and summer months.


A well draining potting compost. Add some perlite for drainage.

Tip: take cuttings from the leggier stems and pot back in with the main plant to make it bushier.

When To Repot

They grow quickly so you may need to repot regularly. Pot them up a size when they get root bound. You can take cuttings a month or so before and pot them up in the pot to make it bushier.

Hawaiian Pothos Humidity

Pothos will do best in 50-70% humidity. But they are tough and will tolerate almost any household humidity levels.


18°C to 25°C (64-77°F) is the optimal range but they’re tolerant of going a bit above and below this.

Tip: Get a humidity meter to monitor the temperature and humidity (they give maximum and minimum read outs so you know if they are falling off at night). They’re really cheap these days, under 10 euros / dollars.

Where To Buy

Support your local plant store where you can. If not try Etsy.

Hawaiian Pothos Scientific Name

Epipremnum Aureum ‘Hawaiian’.

Hawaiian Pothos Propagation

The best way to propagate an Hawaiian pothos is by stem cuttings. They root very quickly and grow well. Take a cutting with at least one node and two leaves, and put it in water for a 4 to 6 weeks when it will have started to root, then you can pot it up into soil. Keep it humid and in indirect sunlight and you will increase it’s chance of success. Hawaiian pothos cuttings grow quickly and root quicker, so you should have a high success rate.

Hawaiian Pothos
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Hawaiian Pothos Yellow Leaves

Yellow leaves occur from overwatering your pothos. They can also in some cases be from underwatering. Check the soil and you’ll know which one it is, and in either case, check the soil ever week and only water it if almost dry. This way you’ll avoid over and underwatering. You can cut off the leaves that are yellowing. It is also a good idea at this point from the healthier parts of the plants in case the root rot is fatal.

Is Hawaiian Pothos The Same As Golden Pothos

Are hawaiian pothos and golden pothos the same? They are really similar plants, and confused sometimes, but they are different. The Hawaiian pothos is a much stronger yellow color in it’s variegated areas.

Hawaiian Pothos FAQs and Common Problems

Variegation can fade in lower light areas, they can also get leggy if not given enough light. As mentioned before, you can rotate with plant in brighter areas. You can also cut the leggy parts of the plant off and propagate them and plant back in with the main plant to make it fuller again.

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