N'joy pothos


Pothos are tropical vining plants that are best known for the unique leaf patterns of their foliage. Generally, they are pretty fast growers and enjoy trailing around the home. Many plant parents fall in love with this plant because of its natural aesthetics and that they're easy to care for! What sets the N'Joy Pothos apart from other types is that they have whiteish cream (sometimes grey) markings on their leaves. It also has smaller leaves than other pothos, making it a great addition to any tabletop or office desk. The N'Joy Pothos are not considered rare, but are typically less common. 


The N'Joy Pothos is also very rewarding plants to watch grow in water. We find that pothos are easy to propagate in water and grow pretty fast when given the right amount of warm temperatures and indirect light. They grow more bush more than they vine, and are less likely to drape down than other pothos varieties. They grow with a tighter leaf structure, so less spacing between the petioles.


plant overview  

origin

Native to the Society Islands of French Polynesia

plant family

Araceae

Other common names

The botanical name for pothos is Epipremnum aureum. Some other names for pothos are devil’s ivy, devil’s vine, and money plant. 


other varieties

The list of pothos varieties is endless! Here are some of the popular types: Marble queen pothos, Jade pothos, Neon pothos, Snow queen pothos, Silver pothos, Golden pothos, Glacier pothos, Manjula pothos, Cebu blue pothos, Hawaiian pothos, Jessenia pothos, and Trebi pothos.


Toxicity

Can be mildly toxic to pets and humans if consumed.

growing your n'joy pothos in water


replacing water

For healthy plants, we recommend that you add water to the glass every 1-2 weeks (or if you see that water levels have lowered) to replenish the water that evaporated or absorbed from the plants. Then, replace the water every 2-4 weeks.


Most tap water works great but distilled or filtered waters are recommended if available. 

Nutrients

We recommend adding 1-2 of liquid nutrients to your pothos' water every month. To further encourage and support leaf growth, we recommend adding an additional drop of nutrients if you see a new leaf forming. 

Lighting

Pothos is known to survive low-lit conditions, but its best to place your pothos well-lit environment because it loves to get plenty of bright indirect light.


Dimmer lighting or cooler temperatures can slow your pothos growth rate and lead to health problems over a prolonged time.

Temperature

For pothos, and other tropical plants, Ideal temperatures are from 65-85 degrees Fahrenheit. A general rule of thumb for many houseplants is that if you are comfortable, then they will be comfortable too!

HUmidity

Pothos prefer moderate to high humidity, but can do well in most home settings regardless of humidity level.

Leaf care & pruning

  • Cleaning the leaves will promote better light absorption for photosynthesis. Simply use a damp towel or cloth and wipe them down.
  • Yellowing or brown leaves can be removed at the base of the plant, immediately above the node, using a sharp, sterile knife. It is recommended to leave 1-2 leaves because a single node will often shoot off new leaves on its own. 

Propagation tips

Pothos are a common plant to propagate because they tend to do so at a very high rate, are a fairly common house plant to find in stores, and are easy to care for. Propagating pothos generally entails removing one or two nodes, with attached leaves and submerging those nodes in water. Given proper temperatures and lighting, most pothos will begin shooting roots within a few weeks any only continue growing from there. 


Common issues & care info


Leaves Begin Turning Brown Or Dying

Identification: Brown mushy or crispy leaves

Cause: If the leaf is crispy, this is most likely a sign that the air is too dry. On the other hand, a lack of oxygen in the water can cause newer leaves to grow in brown and soft. It is also natural for older leaves (closer to the roots) to turn brown or die because it simply outgrown its natural cycle.

How to treat:First, remove any brown or dying leaves using sterile scissors or knife. If the cause for this issue is a dry environment, make sure your plant is not too close to any AC vents, heaters, or an open window. Also, mist regularly if the environment is usually very dry. If the cause is a lack of oxygen, simply replace the water for the plant. After, continue to replace the water every 2-4 weeks. 


Leaves Begin to curl or droop

Identification: leaves are curling at the ends or dropping 

Cause: There are multiple causes for this issue. One, the air in your environment is too dry. Two, your plant is not receiving enough oxygen from the water. And three, your plant is experiencing extremely cold temperatures.

How to treat:To fix this issue, move your plant away from any AC vents, heaters, or open windows. Also, mist regularly if your environment is usually very dry. If the cause is a lack of oxygen, simply replace the water for the plant and then continue on a 2 week to monthly water replacement schedule. 


Loss Of Color Variegation

Identification: color patterns in the leaves are fading, leaves becoming a solid green color

Cause: When your pothos is creating solid green leaves, this means that it is reverting back to its parent plant (jade pothos). This is caused by not receiving enough bright indirect light.

How to treat: Move your plant to an area where it would be exposed to more bright indirect light and wait for the leaves to recover their color. For newer leaves, you don't have to worry because they will gain their markings as they age.



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