I've had this plant in water until it grew enough roots and a few more leaves. I'm not sure what kind of plant this is, but its starting to grow longer; when it was only one little leaf when I rescued it.

I've noticed a couple of yellow streaks a few weeks ago. But now there's more and the yellow spots are getting wider. I water once a week. I've only fertilized once with Miracle-Gro Fertilizer. I give it morning sun until the sun goes down.

I thought I was taking good care of this plant, what am I doing wrong? YellowingFull plant

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Looks like natural variegation to me...looks like a typical golden pothos (Epipremnum aureum). It's supposed to have these marks. They show up and contrast best with good lighting.

Don't worry about this - it's natural, and healthy.

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    See gardening.stackexchange.com/search?q=pothos for info on how to grow these.
    – J. Musser
    Commented Sep 25, 2015 at 3:58
  • Also called philodendron
    – Escoce
    Commented Sep 25, 2015 at 18:38
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    @Escoce you may be thinking of variegated heartleaf Philodendron (Philodendron hederaceum "Variegata", syn. P. scandens "Variegata"), a very similar plant. Or you may have heard people erroneously call a golden pothos a philodendron. Either way, what the OP has is the pothos.
    – J. Musser
    Commented Sep 25, 2015 at 18:47

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