Philo vs Pothos

In our Interior Landscaping class today the discussion was all about ideal indoor plants, especially those that tolerate low-light and a bit of abuse - perfect for offices, school or even neglected corners at home!  A perfect choice (or two!) for the beginner / brown thumb is Heartleaf Philodendron (Philodendron cordatum) and Golden Pothos (Epipremnum aureum).  They have complimentary cordate leaves, and develop vines in a draping habit perfect for hanging baskets :) Both can handle being out of direct sunlight and both can tolerate drying out quite considerably in between watering!  If you want to get fancy you can trim the vines and fertilize every once in a while, but these plants won't need it to survive - I personally find mine thrive on neglect!

I posed this question to my twitter followers direct from class:

One is Heartleaf Philodendron the other is Goldon Pothos Can you tell which is which? 

I find them fairly easy to tell apart, but if you need help identifying which is which, this guide from PlantsAreTheStrangestPeople is a great tool :)

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