5 Rare Pothos Varieties That Are Simply Stunning – And Super Easy To Care For

Pothos are well known for being versatile and low-maintenance houseplants, but these gorgeous rare varieties will breathe new life into your indoor garden.

Manjula pothos in pot on table
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With its vining habit and interesting leaves, pothos is such a delightful houseplant. It’s also extremely easy to grow and always looks good, making it ideal for beginners, or as a low-maintenance addition to a larger indoor garden.

There are many pothos varieties to choose from, but the most coveted, rarer types are variegated pothos and those possessing interesting leaf forms. These make a particularly stunning feature in the home.

Pothos plants can be displayed in a variety of ways to get the best out of them – whether trailing over the side of a hanging basket or planter on a shelf or windowsill, grown vertically as a climber, or horizontally across a flat surface. Alternatively, prune pothos to keep a compact shape.

Care is easy, as the plants thrive in a range of growing conditions. They will tolerate low light, but look best when they receive some natural light. Pothos hate soggy roots, so only require watering every week or two once the top layer of potting soil has dried out. Fertilize pothos in the spring, and again in the summer.

Discover rare must-have pothos varieties to add to your collection.

1. Lemon Meringue Pothos

Lemon Meringue pothos plant in white self-watering planter

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A beautiful variety of variegated pothos, Lemon Meringue lives up to its name with dark green leaves highlighted with bright yellow edges, as well as occasional streaks of cream. This beautiful coloring is more visible when the plant is in a lighter spot. Ideally, position it on a table or countertop with windows nearby.

Over time, the Lemon Meringue pothos plant can climb to 6 feet long or more over time. It has slightly higher water needs than average, so check on it weekly to see if the top two inches of potting soil has dried out.

2. Baltic Blue Pothos

Baltic Blue pothos in self-watering pot

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Baltic Blue is truly one of the most stunning pothos varieties, featuring rich green-blue leaves with dramatic monstera-like cuts in the side. It's ideal for adding texture to your interior.

It’s a versatile plant that can be grown vertically, horizontally, or trailing out of a hanging basket. Although, when the plant is young it makes a great tabletop addition. You can keep the plant compact by pinching back new growth, which will also encourage it to fill out.

Baltic Blue pothos prefers to be in a bright spot with some natural light, where it will develop larger leaves if allowed to climb. Check the soil moisture level weekly, and fertilize twice a year.

3. Global Green Pothos

Global Green pothos in white self-watering pot

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A fairly new variety of pothos, Global Green is particularly easy to grow, with low water needs, and thrives in a variety of light conditions.

Its leaves possess gorgeous green-on-green variegation with mid-green centers and darker green edges, while it sometimes reveals slivers of cream and white.

It’s a fast grower, and can be easily trained to climb. Alternatively, prune to keep compact, or allow it to trail over the side of a tall planter or hanging basket.

Water every week or two, and fertilize in spring and summer.

4. Albo Pothos

Albo pothos in white pot

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Albo pothos is a variegated variety that can be grown as climbing or trailing. Each leaf is different with streaks and splashes of white. It’s fast-growing and makes a stunning feature when grown vertically up a support, as the leaves will form fenestrations – window-like cuts – in the leaves

Tolerant of a range of growing environments, the Albo pothos is compatible with almost any home. It prefers a bright spot but will survive lower light levels – though it will grow more slowly, and its leaf variegation will be more subtle.

Water Albo pothos only once the top couple of inches of the potting mix feels dry to the touch, and fertilize in spring and summer.

5. Manjula Pothos

Manjula pothos in pot on table

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With big heart-shaped leaves and variegated leaves in shades of green, white, and cream, the Manjula pothos is a coveted variety, and also a great lookalike for the even rarer Harlequin pothos.

In order to maintain the light coloration of its leaves, Manjula needs to be positioned with more light than other pothos varieties – though this should be indirect.

Otherwise, it’s just as low maintenance, requiring watering every week or two when dry, and fertilizing with a balanced all-purpose houseplant feed in the spring and summer months.

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Melanie Griffiths
Senior Editor

Melanie has worked in homes and gardens media for two decades. Having previously served as Editor on Period Living magazine, and worked on Homes & Gardens, Gardening Etc, Real Homes, and Homebuilding & Renovating, she is now focusing on her passion for gardening as a Senior Editor at Gardening Know How.

Melanie has spent the last few years transforming her own garden, and is also a keen home grower, having experimented with pretty much every type of vegetable at some point.

In her spare time, she loves to explore inspiring gardens and historic properties.