Three minimum air temperatures (AT), 15.5°, 18.5°, and 21°C (60°, 65°, and 70°F), four constant soil temperatures (ST), 15.5°, 21°, 26.5°, and 32°C (60°, 70°, 80°, and 90°F), and three fertilizer rates (FR) 2.5, 4.2, and 5.9 g 19N-2.6P-10K (0.09, 0.15, and 0.21 oz 19-6-12) Osmocote/15 cm (6 in) pot/3 months were utilized on Epipremnum aureum ‘Golden Pothos’ during November–April in 1983–84, 1984–85, and 1985–86. Data collected included plant grade, leaf color grade, top fresh weight, root fresh weight and leaf surface area. Analyzed data were similar for all three experiments with AT × ST interactions significant for 4 of 5 measurements in 1984 and 1985 and for all 5 measurements in 1986. In general, as fertilizer rate increased, all measurements increased linearly with only root fresh weight not increasing significantly. Results from the 1986 experiment are used for discussion.

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Florida Agricultural Experiment Stations Journal Series No. R-01905.

2Center Director and Professor, Environmental Horticulture and Professor, Plant Physiology, respectively.