Thursday, October 29, 2009

Epipremnum pinnatum - Golden Pothos

Good afternoon everyone.

This post is about a plant that, is for most of you, a house plant. About the size of the leaves in the first picture shown below. Golden Pothos, Centipede Tonga-vine info can be found here, and here.

We have this growing outside and it has turned into what DH calls jokingly a 'Tarzan' vine. We keep cutting it back, pulling it up, not to get rid of it, but to keep it under some kind of control.

I measured this leaf and it is 24 inches long by 15 inches wide.

When you live in sub-tropical climates,
this is what can happen to an ordinary house plant.

Zone 10 ~ s.e. FL


Anonymous said...

Wow Rainey! No wonder you are always in the garden working!


Debbie's Garden said...

Holy Crap! I have one in a pot on my desk. I always tell people its a weed because you cant kill it.

Kudzu said...

LOL..I have the same thing going on with a house plant myself. Several years ago I had hanging baskets of a long trailing plant...some kind of Wandering plant, the solid green. I pinched off the "dead" pieces and tossed them on the ground and I've had them growing ever since. They get huge out there....
your plant is the largest I've ever seen.

Nell Jean said...

I've learned that ordinary houseplants make extraordinary annuals, planted outside. Note I said, ordinary -- not the pricey aroids. Mama used to have shrimp plants as house plants, we put them in the yard here. The same with things like syngonium and others. I sometimes take cuttings for inside, late in the season.

Becca's Dirt said...

OMG! I never imagined that the house plant could look like that - gone wild hasn't it. Can't believe the leaves are so big. Have a good rest of the day.

Jenny wren's nest said...

wow! Thats amazing.

Mary Delle said...

I would agree that that plant has become Tarzan's weed. I notice that here in So California. House plants to any other zone become proliferant for us.

Anonymous said...

Wow! I want to live sub tropical!
Beautiful leaves

Anonymous said...

I once left one of these growing in a hanging pot in a hot, humid room while I went away for the summer. (A neighbor came in and watered it once a week.) When I came back 3 months later, the plant had grown so fast that it had grown down to the floor, across the room, sending roots down into the carpet every few inches, and had begun to climb the opposite wall! -Jean

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Wow, look at that! Amazing! Thanks for showing us.

FlowerLady said...

Good morning everyone.

Jane ~ Yes, it's plants like that and the fact that we don't really have a winter, that keeps me out in the gardens year round, otherwise we would be overgrown and you wouldn't find us. :-)

Debbie ~ HC ~ That strikes me funny. Yes, it is pretty indestructible.

Kudzu ~ We have to be careful what we pinch and pitch. I don't even remember where I got this plant.

Nell ~ I had to look up syngonium and I think I might have that to take pictures of too. I'll check when it gets lighter outside.

Becca ~ Yep, sort of a Jack and the Beanstalk type of plant.

Jenny ~ It is amazing when you think of how you usually see this plant, in a little pot, or glass of water, indoors.

Vicki ~ Living sub-tropical has its drawbacks, like never getting a rest from gardening, the possibility of hurricanes but it has it's positive aspects also. Like 'monster' growth, flowers year round, mild winters.

Jean ~ Yikes. If you had been gone any longer you might not have gotten back into your room.

Sue ~ You're welcome.

Have a great weekend everyone.


Gayle said...

Thanks for posting this!!! I went to Texas once and saw pothos growing outside as groundcover, and it simply blew me away. I also saw Norfolk Pines growing taller than the houses. Norfolks are hobby houseplants in my area.

mania said...

Isn't it also known as Money plant?
Agree they grow so fast and furiously that occasional trimming is must for them.We have them in our home garden too. I enjoyed reading this post. Good you share.