Are you looking for a way to bring some greenery into your living space without the hassle of high-maintenance plants? Look no further than the stunning Global Green Pothos. This plant is the perfect addition to any home with its vibrant, cascading vines and easy-to-care-for nature.
The Global Green Pothos is a member of the Araceae family. This pothos plant’s leaves have a glossy marbling effect, which makes it a great addition to your indoor garden providing a fresh tropical vibe to any space.
This type of pothos is a relatively new cultivar and is less popular than other pothos plant varieties. This hardy plant is favored by its glossy green color and textured leaves.
Learn all you need to know about Global Green Pothos plants care and tips in this guide.
Botanical Name: Epipremnum Aureum’ Global Green’
Common Name: Global Green Pothos, Global Pothos, Marble Queen
Plant Type: Vine
Hardiness Zones: 10-12 USDA
Sun Exposure: Bright indirect sunlight
Soil Type: Moist but well-draining
Soil pH: 6.0 – 6.5
Height: 5-10 ft. long
Bloom Time: Spring and summer
Flower Color: Green
Native Area: Asia
What’s a Global Green Pothos?
The Global Green Pothos is native to the Pacific Islands and is considered a rare find. It has also been naturalized throughout subtropical and tropical climates in South Africa, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Australia, and the West Indies. This plant’s unique glossy interior is patterned with shades of light green patterns on dark green borders.
Gaining popularity in the past years, the Global Green Pothos can be used as a unique garden element, a fabulous corner specimen, or as n indoor hanging plant. While this plant is a rare find, it is covetable, and there are plenty of places to get one for yourself.
Global Green Pothos Care
The Global Green Pothos comes from an easygoing family, and its care involves growing it in an area that receives enough bright indirect light. You’re good to go with just the right amount of occasional feeding, well-draining soil mix, and water! Keep reading to get a better insight into this unique plant.
This plant is tolerant to a wide range of light conditions. While it tolerates low light, it thrives better in medium to high light conditions; this light creates a medium-strong shadow throughout most of the day.
To keep its unique variegation, grow it within 2 to 4 feet of an unshaded west or east-facing window. If your Global Green Pothos doesn’t get enough light, its variegation will face difficulties. But don’t fret; this tropical plant can equally thrive under natural and artificial light.
Like most pothos varieties, Global Green Pothos does not like standing in wet soggy soil, and when it comes to watering, this plant is not too demanding! The best way to test your plant’s watering needs is to see if the soil’s top 1-2 inches feel dry. Place your finger at least one inch inside the soil and see if any trace of dirt adheres to your finger; if it feels dry and comes out without any dirt, it’s time to water thoroughly.
The ideal Global Green Pothos’ humidity levels are moderate to high; however, these humidity requirements are not as critical as this plant can thrive to almost any level, unlike other houseplants. While humidity levels are not essential when it comes to taking care of this plant, it is best to maintain a 50-70% humidity level. If you feel like your home is too dry, you can use a pebble tray or a humidifier to increase air moisture.
The Global Green Pothos loves a cozy atmosphere, so it prefers a temperature range between 60°F and 80° and can tolerate higher temperatures. However, the Global Green Pothos does not tolerate low temperatures. So makes sure you place your plant away from drafty windows where it can be exposed to harsh direct sunlight and cold drafts.
The perfect Global Green Pothos should consist of ¼ perlite, ¼ shredded pine bark, and 2/4 peat moss. This mixture will create a rich soil mix but with proper texture for drainage. If you want to buy a commercial potting mix, you can get one that’s specially made for aroids, and try adding compost from time to time to protect your plant’s roots while encouraging soil microbial activity.
Like other tropical houseplants, this pothos plant benefits from twice-yearly feeding during the active growing season in spring and summer. Use a formulated houseplant liquid fertilizer. If you want your plant to grow faster, you can fertilize it more often, but do not exceed the recommendations found on the back of the product’s package, as can an excess fertilizer can burn or kill the roots.
Native to the tropical wild, most pothos plants would have aerial roots which enable them to grow up to ten feet long. Oftentimes, pothos plants may need support like a moss pole to climb on as they grow and produce larger leaves. With this, cutting Global Green Pothos is encouraged if you notice spent leaves that just add unnecessary weight to the plant.
This pothos plant pruning is not frequently done if they grow indoors, but it might be a good idea to trim the plant from time to time to keep it lively, neat, and look fuller.
Global Green Pothos Propagation
You can take cuttings from your pothos plant to make new plants, to give your current plant a fuller look, or simply because it needs a haircut. It doesn’t take long to turn one global green pothos into lots of new pothos.
Even though pothos are generally slow growers, you can let them hang down, like from a hanging basket, and they will grow extremely long. So much so that you’ll eventually have to trim them back to keep them off the floor, so put those trimmings to use by propagating them!
Global Green Pothos cuttings also are a fantastic idea for a free and unique gift for houseplants enthusiasts! Place 3-4 in a glass jar and tie a bow around it! Your loved one will love watching the plant’s roots grow and then can move it into a pot of soil. It’s super easy to propagate Global Green Pothos – and pothos in general.
- Identify a healthy branch in your pothos, preferably with new growth
- Using clean and sharp scissors or pruning shears, snip the branch
- Remove 1-2 leaves at the bottom
- Place your cuttings in water, and ensure the nodes are underwater and the remaining leaves are above the water.
- Keep the container’s water clean and fresh by changing it at least once a week.
- After 2-4 weeks, you’ll start noticing tiny white roots growing
- Once these white roots are at least 1-2 inches long, you can plant your cuttings in the soil
Global Green Pothos Common Problems
Global Green Pothos problems usually occur from improper plant care, leading to diseases, pests, and other things. These problems may lead to variegation loss and color change in the plant’s leaves. Here are some of Epipremnum Global Green Pothos’ common issues and how to address them.
This is mainly caused by overwatering. Before watering your plant, ensure that at least 1-2 inches of soil are dry. If you’re meeting your plant’s watering needs and yellow leaves are still an issue, ensure your pot has proper drainage before you water again.
Lack of light is the leading cause that your Global Green Pothos (or any variegated pothos) is losing its beautiful lighter green variations. Change your plant’s location where it can receive brighter light -ensuring it is receiving it indirectly.
Leggy plants have extended stretches of the vine with little to no leaves. If leaves are not growing back in time to grow on an old vine, the best thing to do is to prune them.
While pothos are generally not prone to pests, they are not immune; the most common pest the Global Green Pothos may present are mealybugs and thrips. To treat any pests, you can use insecticidal soap or neem oil. Sometimes pests and diseases may be caused by high relative humidity, so ensure an optimum humidity level is achieved.
The Global Green Pothos may suffer from a fungal or bacterial infection that can cause root rot caused by overwatering. Like most houseplants, Global Green Pothos diseases are influenced dramatically by their growing conditions, so avoid soggy soils and harsh light.
Growing pothos plants, in general, may be manageable compared to other houseplants, but it is essential to give your plant the best care to avoid growing problems such as root rot, wilting, and falling leaves. Ensure proper care of your plant by having a watering schedule, adequate humidity levels, meeting the plant’s lighting requirements, and keeping up with its cleaning needs.
Global Green Pothos Toxicity
Unfortunately, Global Green Pothos is equally toxic to humans and pets like all pothos varieties. Global Green’s toxicity is due to its calcium oxalate crystal concentration which can cause skin and oral irritation, throat swelling, nausea, and diarrhea. Hence, placing them in hanging baskets or out of reach from the children and pets may be a good idea.
Though this plant consumption may not be as fatal for humans, it can still cause severe medical conditions such as diarrhea, blisters, mouth irritation, and difficulty swallowing and breathing. Especially if significant parts were ingested or if they came in contact with sensitive skin.
Some of the symptoms in animals after consumption of this pothos plant are irritation around the mouth, lips, and eyes. It can also cause pawning of the mouth, excessive drooling, restlessness, and blood in the urine or stools. Consuming significant amounts of this plant’s calcium oxalate crystals could be fatal for animals, so extreme caution is advised.
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Melissa Pino is a biologist, master gardener, and regular contributor for Planet Natural. Melissa's work focuses on promoting environmentally-friendly practices, helping people create healthy gardens and finding ways to achieve overall health and wellness.