The Neon Philodendron Epipremnum aureum is an evergreen shrub or small tree that can grow up to 10 feet tall. The plant is native to the eastern and central regions of South America, where it grows in moist areas near streams, rivers, and lakes. It is difficult to cultivate in the United States, but has become increasingly popular in recent years as a houseplant.The Neon Philodendron is known for its striking neon green leaves and flower buds. The leaves are ovate in shape with a pointed tip, and are covered in short, soft hairs. The flowers are tiny, yellowishgreen discs that are surrounded by short sepals. They open at night and emit a bright green light.The Neon Philodendron was first documented in 1753 by the French botanist JeanBaptiste Lamarck. He named the plant Epipremnum aureum after the Roman emperor Augustus, who was known for his love of plants.