Here we will discuss the different varieties of Epipremnum aureum or 'Pothos'. This will not include varieties of scindapsus pictus - Those will be discussedHERE. 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.
Scindapsus Pictus is a commonly mis-identified group of plants. Here's a run-down of the varieties that are commercially readily available. They're often called silver pothos, even though they're not pothos at all, nor are they philodendron. They're all botanically filed under Scindapsus Pictus.
Is it an Olbiqua? Guys, no. It's not. That's why there's a hashtag - #itsneverobliqua. The elusive, and very rare Monstera Obliqua is a beautiful monstera that looks very similar in leaf structure to an adansonii, so it is often billed as an Obliqua instead of Adansonii, and many buyers have been fooled and often swindled buying what they thought was an Obliqua.
Monstera plants have become one of the most popular plants to own, partially because they're so darn cool looking, partially be cause many of them are very easy to care for. We've decided you need a little run-down so you know what you're looking at! Deliciosa, Tetrasperma, Adansonii - or the unicorn plant - Obliqua? Check it out!