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Epipremnum aureum 'Gold'

Family Name: Araceae
Semi-Shade Lots of Water Moderate Water Hanging Basket Interiorscape / Indoor Plant Ornamental Foliage Climber, Vine and Liana Woody Creeper

Name

Family Name
Genus Epithet
Species Epithet
Infraspecific Epithet
Name Status (botanical)

Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Monocotyledon)
Plant Growth Form Climber, Vine & Liana, Shrub (Trailing)
Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial
Mode of Nutrition Autotrophic

Biogeography

Native Habitat Terrestrial
Local Conservation Status Exotic (Horticultural / Cultivated Only)

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form It is a climbing vine with trailing habit.
Foliage Leaves are heart-shaped with light green to golden colour.
Flowers Flowers are rarely seen in cultivation. Flowers are in the form of spathe and spadix, boat-shaped spathe (large leaf-like bract) that surrounds the spadix (flowering spike), carrying small flowers and fruits.
Etymology The genus epithet 'Epipremnum' means on-trees, which refers to the plant growth habit The specific epithet 'aureum' means golden-yellow, with reference to the plant foliage colour.

Landscaping Features

Landscaping This vine is suitable for growing in container, hanging baskets as indoor gardening and vertical spaces, climbing on trees.
Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Foliage
Plant & Rootzone Preference - Tolerance Easy to Grow
Landscape Uses Hanging Basket, Interiorscape/ Indoor Plant, Container Planting, Vertical Greenery / Green Wall
Thematic Landscaping Golden Garden
Usage Hazard - Cons Irritant - Sap

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Semi-Shade
Water Preference Lots of Water, Moderate Water
Plant Growth Rate Fast
Propagation Method Stem Cutting

Foliar

Foliage Retention Evergreen
Mature Foliage Colour(s) Yellow / Golden
Mature Foliage Texture(s) Glossy / Shiny
Prominent Young Flush Colour(s) Yellow / Golden
Young Flush Texture(s) Glossy / Shiny
Foliar Modification Flower/Fruit Bract
Foliar Type Simple / Unifoliate
Foliar Arrangement Along Stem Alternate
Foliar Attachment to Stem Petiolate
Foliar Shape(s) Non-Palm Foliage (Cordate)
Foliar Margin Entire
Foliar Base Cordate

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Master ID 95
Species ID 1391
Flora Disclaimer The information in this website has been compiled from reliable sources, such as reference works on medicinal plants. It is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment and NParks does not purport to provide any medical advice. Readers should always consult his/her physician before using or consuming a plant for medicinal purposes.
Species record last updated on: 08 October 2020.
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