Pothos (Epipremnum aureum) is a very popular houseplant that also has the nickname “devil’s ivy” because of its extreme hardiness. It's one of the hardiest houseplants one can own and doesn't require any special lighting to grow.
It acts as natural filtration that helps keep nitrate levels down and can help reduce algae by either placing it in a hang-on-the-back filter or by tangling its roots directly in the water. Over time it will grow long, stringy roots that can act as cover for fish or fry to hide in.
- Care: Easy
- Growth rate: Moderate
- Lighting requirements: Low-Moderate (They will survive in pretty much any lighting conditions, but more direct sunlight promotes faster growth)
- Temperature: 65-85F
- Humidity: Moderate (Can tolerate low humidity but higher humidity will promote better growth)
- Water: When the top 1 inch of soil feels dry to the touch
- Soil: Well-draining
- Propagation: Rhizome clippings
- Pet-Friendly: No, Pothos is toxic to cats and dogs if ingested