French Polynesia. This plant is commonly called Dragon Tail. The Dragon
Tail is an evergreen vine, its leaves have a beautiful structure with
pronounced, sunken veins and can grow over 3 feet tall. What is the most
exciting thing about this special plant is the leaf transformation as
the plant matures. The length of the leaves and numbers of fenestration
per leaf increases with maturity. Mature leaves are really long and
deeply serrated with fenestration. Provide a moss pole to grow large
Many people may confuse a Pinnatum with a Rhaphidophora. They are both
climbing plants in the family Araceae. Also, they bear little
resemblance, entire juvenile and mature split or cut leaves. However,
these are different plants from a separate genus, Eippremnum vs.
Rhaphidophora, and they are from distinct geographical regions. Also, E.
pinnatum has elliptical to arrow-shaped juvenile leaves, while
Rhaphidophora leaves are oval, disc-like, and a bit thicker.
Epepremnum Pinnatum plant grows best in a bright and warm position, but
can also cope with partial shade. Although the plant is forgiving when
you forget a watering or two, best if watering once a week with a small
amount of water. Does not require sprinkling, although it likes moist
air. Be sure not to let the plant sit in pooled water as that can cause
root rot. The best Epepremnum soil mix should be well-drained, moderate
to slightly acidic, and rich in organic matter (nutrients).
Given a chance to grow to maturity, in the wild, these plants usually
bloom during spring or summer. Nevertheless, at home, as houseplants,
they are unlikely to flower.
Given the right conditions, the leaves of this plant will start
developing nice fenestrations, and will look like a cross between a palm
and a Monstera leaf.
The Dragon Tail name is due to the shape of the leaves when it matures
the leaves begin to become deeply incised along the margins resembling a
tail of a dragon.