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Lemon Lime Philodendron vs. Neon Pothos

Trying to decide between Lemon Lime Philodendron vs. Neon Pothos? Or just figure out which you have? Let’s compare these two vibrant houseplants!

I love collecting house plants, and of course most house plants are green in color. So, whenever you can find a plant with a slightly different coloration, it’s really fun.

Different coloration and variegation add interest to any plant shelf.

Today I want to talk about two of my favorite neon green plants, which are really fun for adding a bright bold pop to your house plant collection.

Two popular choices, the Lemon Lime Philodendron and the Neon Pothos, stand out with their striking foliage and ease of care.

In this post, we’ll compare these two beautiful plants to help you decide which one is the perfect addition to your indoor garden.

neon pothos vs lemon lime philodendron

Lemon Lime Philodendron vs. Neon Pothos

Let’s talk about the similarities and differences between these two neon houseplants.


These two plants look very similar – especially at a glance. But when you get them next to each other, you will start to see some differences.

Lemon Lime Philodendron:

  • Longer, more pointed heart-shaped leaves with vibrant shades of green and chartreuse.
  • Leaves have distinct variegation, creating a bold and eye-catching appearance.
  • Typically features larger leaves compared to the Neon Pothos.

Neon Pothos:

  • Heart-shaped leaves with bright, neon-green hues.
  • Leaves are uniformly colored without variegation.
  • Slightly smaller leaves compared to the Lemon Lime Philodendron.
neon pothos vs lemon lime philodendron

Ease of Care

These are both easy care plants!

Lemon Lime Philodendron:

  • Relatively easy to care for and suitable for beginners.
  • Requires bright, indirect light to maintain its vibrant colors.
  • Soil should be kept moderately moist, allowing the top inch to dry between waterings.
  • Benefits from occasional misting to increase humidity.

Neon Pothos:

  • Extremely low-maintenance and forgiving.
  • Tolerant of lower light conditions but thrives in bright, indirect light.
  • Allow the soil to dry out between waterings to prevent overwatering.
  • Doesn’t require high humidity levels.
neon pothos (left)  next to lemon lime philodendron


These plants are both toxic if ingested.

Lemon Lime Philodendron:

  • Toxic to pets and humans if ingested.
  • Care should be taken to keep it out of reach of children and pets.

Neon Pothos:

  • Also toxic if consumed by pets or humans.
  • Requires precautions to prevent accidental ingestion.


I love the versatility of each of these plants!

Lemon Lime Philodendron:

  • Ideal for creating a bold, tropical focal point in your indoor space.
  • Works well as a standalone potted plant or in mixed indoor plant arrangements.

Neon Pothos:

  • Versatile and suitable for various decorative arrangements.
  • Can be hung in baskets, trained to climb on trellises, or left to trail from shelves and containers.
neon pothos (larger plant)  next to lemon lime philodendron
neon pothos (larger plant) next to lemon lime philodendron


These plants are both easy to propagate in moist soil or water. I prefer to propagate cuttings in water so I can monitor root growth!

Lemon Lime Philodendron:

  • Easily propagated through stem cuttings in water or soil.
  • Forms roots within a few weeks and can be potted once roots are established.

Neon Pothos:

  • Propagates similarly to the Lemon Lime Philodendron through stem cuttings in water or soil.
  • A quick and reliable method for expanding your plant collection.

How to choose between a neon pothos and a lemon lime philodendron

Both the Lemon Lime Philodendron and the Neon Pothos are excellent choices for indoor plant enthusiasts.

Your choice will depend on your aesthetic preferences, care routine, and the space you intend to decorate.

If you want bold variegation and larger leaves, the Lemon Lime Philodendron is a standout choice.

However, if you seek an effortlessly low-maintenance plant with striking neon-green foliage, the Neon Pothos may be your ideal pick.

Ultimately, the either of these two vibrant houseplants will bring joy and life to your indoor garden!

Thanks for reading!

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