Journal — plant history
Everyone's favorite houseplant - The Pothos (see below for better taxonomy!!)
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Here we will discuss the different varieties of Epipremnum aureum or 'Pothos'. This will not include varieties of scindapsus pictus - Those will be discussed HERE. Please know that "pothos" used in this article is the common name of plants in the Epipremnum aureum species. Looking a little deeper, you'll find that pothos is actually a completely different genera of plant - but for ease of communication, we'll use the common name throughout this article.
Epipremnum is a genus of plants in the Araceae (or Aroid) family. It includes the aureum species and all varieties and clones including the most popular golden and marble queen, and the rarer N'joy, Glacier, and Manjula. These are what we'll discuss here! We'll try to make it fun, but educational (as the two seem to be mutually exclusive in the market :) ). Some of these will note a VKC registration date - this is the date which the VKC decided that the distinctness of particular cultivar was enough to distinguish it. Some of these varieties are easily available, and some very difficult to find regularly.
Monstera Obliqua - Do we have one? Do you?
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Your Guide to Monstera Plants!
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Ok, so lets talk about the "wandering" plant with the offensive name.
Montgomery is a fabulous, colorful, iridescent plant with awesome leggy growth. He's super easy to care for, and propagates very easily. He blooms little purple flowers as he ages if you keep him happy. We picture him with suspenders and a bow tie... Maybe he makes craft cocktails at an English pub? He has lots of common names - the inch plant, flowering inch plant, wandering Willie, Wandering dude, purple queen, or spiderwort. His historical name is Wandering Jew - but that name has some questionable history - so we choose not to use it. The name is associated with a apocryphal myth that has...