How to take care of golden betel nut tree

Golden betel nut is suitable for beginners and can be displayed in many places in the house, from the living room to the bathroom.

Golden betel nut (scientific name Epipremnum aureum) is a typical plant of French Polynesia but occurs in many tropical countries such as Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. Green plants all year round, vines, the length can reach 20 meters and the trunk diameter can be up to 4 cm. Golden betel nut leaves are heart-shaped, growing all over the stem.

Betel nut is green and yellow all year round, lives well in many environments. Photo: hgtvhome

Golden betel nut is one of the easiest plants to care for. The tree will be even better if you follow the instructions below.


Golden betel nut can live in a dimly lit space, but ideally still a place with lots of indirect light. When you stay too long in low light, the patterns on the leaves will disappear.


Yellow-leaf betel nut needs well-draining soil. You can use a mixture of cactus soil or a mixture of orchid soil for golden betel nut.


You should regularly water betel nut in the summer, but don’t let the plant waterlogged. In winter, reduce watering by extending the time between waterings.

Temperature and humidity

Golden betel nut can withstand from 5 to 35 degrees Celsius but like it best around 10-24 degrees Celsius. Golden betel nut does not require high humidity, but if you have time, mist the leaves.


To stimulate good plant growth, homeowners can apply slow-release fertilizer every 6 months.

Place to put

Because it is a vine, golden betel nut can be displayed on a bookshelf or hung on the wall or ceiling. Placing a tall plant also helps keep pets from ingesting it. Making poles for climbing plants is also a solution that homeowners can consider.

In addition to the above method, you can grow golden betel nut in the country. Remember to change the water regularly and add a diluted fertilizer to the water so the plants can absorb the nutrients.

Minh Trang


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