Global Green Pothos Care (Epipremnum aureum ‘Global Green’)

Global Green Pothos Care

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Global Green Pothos plants (Epipremnum aureum ‘Global Green’) are becoming less rare as time goes on due to their appearance in big-box stores such as Lowes through Costa Farms. They are known for their unique variegated leaves that have dark green on the outside with a big spot of lighter green in the inner part of the leaf. If you have gotten your hands on one of these beautiful Pothos plants, then you might be wondering how to care for one. Read on for a guide on how to care for a Global Green Pothos.

Global Green Pothos Origin and Patent

The Global Green Pothos is patented. It was originally discovered in Aichi, Japan by Hiroaki Asaoka in 2016. It was a naturally occurring mutation that was propagated to attempt to stabilize and reproduce the mutation. Costa Farms currently holds the rights to propagate this cultivar.

Global Green Pothos Care Overview

Scientific NameEpipremnum aureum ‘Global Green’
Light RequirementsBright Indirect Light is best.
WaterLet the top few inches of soil dry out between watering.
Soil and PotWell draining potting mix and a pot that has drainage holes.
TemperaturesKeep above 50°F
HumidityOptimal is above 40%
FertilizerFertilize once in the spring and once in the summer.
ToxicityToxic to pets.

Global Green Pothos Light Requirements

The Global Green Pothos does best with bright indirect light. Having bright indirect light will help prevent reversion, or what would be loss of variegation.

It can adapt to medium light levels, but you will see less variegation on the leaves of new growth on the plant.

Watering Needs

It is best to let the top few inches of the soil to dry out before you water your Global Green.

Overwatering these plants can easily lead to root rot.

Soil and Pot

A regular houseplant potting soil mixed with some extra perlite or vermiculite will do well as a soil medium for a Global Green Pothos. You want to make sure that the soil drains well, this is why you should add extra perlite or vermiculite.

You can use many different types of pots for Global Greens, just make sure that there are drainage holes in the pot that you choose for your plant.


Global Green Pothos are not too picky when it comes to the temperatures that they are in. The most important thing is to make sure the plant is not in a place where the temperatures can drop below 50°F.


Try to keep humidity levels above 40% in the spring and summer. If during the winter months humidity levels drop in the 20% range it would be a good idea to start using a humidifier near the plant.


Global Green Pothos don’t need to be fertilized too often. 2 times per year, once in the spring and again in the summer is enough.

If you just repotted your plant and put it in soil that already has plant food, then you can skip the fertilizer for those few months.

Toxicity and Pets

All Pothos, including the Global Green Pothos, are toxic to pets.