How to Grow & Care for Epipremnum Aureum ‘Manjula Pothos’ (2024)

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I hope your journey in the field of gardening is going amazing. As you know we have grown various varieties of pothos earlier. Now, I am with another variety of it that will make your garden more magical. It is the Manjula pothos that is one of the famous varieties and is scientifically known as Epipremnum Aureum. 

Epipremnum Aureum is an easy-to-care plant. It needs a good amount of sunlight, plenty of water, humidity level, temperature needs, and pruning occasionally to thrive well. It develops great thick foliage. 

So, let’s begin this guide to know more about the process of growing and caring for  Epipremnum Aureum also called Manjula pothos.

Quick information
Common nameManjula pothos, Happy leaf pothos, Jewel pothos
Sunlight Bright indirect sunlight
Soil usedRich, loamy and a well-draining mix
Water requirementsWater if the top 1 to 2 inches of soil are dry
PruningWhen the plant becomes root bound
Mature size Can grow up to 6 ft. (1.8 meters) tall
Bloom TimeRarely form flowers in cultivation

How to grow Epipremnum Aureum ‘Manjula Pothos’? 

Growing a plant is not as difficult as we think. Though there are various methods of propagating the plant but one of the successful methods is through stem cuttings. So, let’s know how to grow Epipremnum Aureum by using stem cutting: 

Step 1- Firstly, you have to keep the collection with you which includes sterilized scissors, stem from the mother plant. 

Step 2- Now you have to fill up the pot with vermiculite and mist it with some water for moisture.

Step 3- Put the potting mix in the container and keep the stem in it but avoid touching it with the ground level. 

Step 4- Try to keep your plant in a bright room that does not let the full sun come in.

Step 5- Then you will observe roots on the stem after 2 weeks. Consistently water it for about one month.

Step 6– After five weeks you can transplant the plant in a new container with more space than the previous one. 

Epipremnum Aureum ‘Manjula Pothos’

How to care for Epipremnum Aureum ‘Manjula Pothos’? 

Epipremnum Aureum is one of the plants that cherish you with its intense beauty. Caring for your plant helps them to grow at more pace and remain maintained. So, below are the caring tips that will help you in caring for your Epipremnum Aureum: 

  • Sunlight
  • Watering
  • Soil
  • Fertilizer
  • Humidity and Temperature 
  • Pruning
  • Repotting 

Let’s know about them in detail: 

Sunlight needs

  • Epipremnum Aureum tends to thrive in bright but indirect sunlight. 
  • When you grow your plant outside, then you have to keep in mind not to expose your plant to the full sun as it will harm its growth. 
  • When you grow your plant inside, then you have to keep in mind to feed your plant with a good amount of sunlight as less will decrease the intensity of vegetation in the plant. 
  • Last but not least keep your plant near the east-facing window so that it receives the filtered sunlight passes through curtains. 

Watering needs

  • Epipremnum Aureum is not demanding when it comes to watering plants. 
  • You have to water these plants when the soil of the plant gets dry and you have to check by inserting a finger in the soil about an inch if it feels dry, then you have to water the plants. 
  • Water them about 1-2 times a week but make sure not to overwater the plants as it can cause root rot in the plant. 
  • During springtime, you have to water the plants as they grow actively at that time. 
Epipremnum Aureum ‘Manjula Pothos’

Humidity and Temperature needs

  • Epipremnum Aureum will thrive well in the temperature range lies between 60 to 80 °F. 
  • When there are cold drafts outside, then it is recommended to keep the plants indoors as they are low-temperature tolerant. 
  • The humidity range for these plants lies between 60-70%.
  • For increasing the level of humidity in your home, you can make use of a spray by misting the water on the plants. 
  • Additionally, making use of a humidifier will be great to do so. 

Soil needs

  • The soil needs of these plants are like other plants in that it needs well-drained and loamy soil for their healthy growth.
  • It is even easy to make your soil mix by mixing the components such as perlite, peat moss, garden soil, etc as it will be more nutrient-rich.
  • The best pH level for these plants is 6.1 to 6.5 which is neutral.
  • Do not use clumpy soil for your plant as it can cause the soil soggy and harm the plant’s growth.

Fertilizer needs 

  • What about the fertilizer requirements of these plants? They like to be fertilized by houseplant fertilizer. 
  • The ideal fertilizer ratio for these plants is 10-10-10 or even 20-20-20.
  • Make sure to use a balanced liquid fertilizer for your plant so that the plant grows vigorously. 
  • Fertilizing your plant one time in a month, especially at the time of spring will show you great results. 
Epipremnum Aureum ‘Manjula Pothos’

Potting & Repotting 

  • Epipremnum Aureum likes to be repotted when the plants overgrow their roots and come out from the drainage holes, it shows that the plant needs repotting. 
  • For these plants, you can make use of fresh soil and a new container with good drainage holes for repotting. 
  • It is suggested to Repot Epipremnum Aureum after every 2 years. 
  • Also, when you choose the pot, make sure to choose 2 inches bigger than the previous one so that the plant grows well in it. 
  • Slowly remove the plant from its pot for repotting it. Place the plant at the center by filling the soil in the remaining corners.

Pruning needs

  • Pruning is the process of trimming the plant when it overgrows and attains a messy appearance. 
  • For trimming your plant, all you need is sterilized scissors as the plant does not get infected. 
  • It will help the plant to encourage its growth and remove all the dead and affected leaves from the plant. 

Common problems of Epipremnum Aureum ‘Manjula Pothos’

You will not be happy to know that there are some growing problems too with the Epipremnum Aureum plant. Like:


One of the problems with Epipremnum Aureum is the attack of pests like mealybugs, aphids, bugs, etc on the plants so that they suck its fluid and gain energy. There are some preventions too:

  • It is easy to prevent it by making use of insecticidal soap.
  • You can use neem oil solution on your plants weekly so that the pests go away.
  • Last but not least, you can easily remove them by rubbing alcohol on the leaves soaked in the cotton ball. 
Epipremnum Aureum ‘Manjula Pothos’


Another issue is the attack of diseases like yellowing of leaves, browning leaf tips, black spots on the plants, etc. You can prevent them:

  • By cutting the dead and affected foliage from the plant.
  • Make sure to use any antifungal spray too so that the plant thrives freely.
  • Repot the plant if no solution works. 

Wrapping up the context 

In this guide, you come to know about the best plant named Epipremnum Aureum ‘Manjula Pothos’. Epipremnum Aureum is an easy-to-care plant. 

It needs a good amount of sunlight, plenty of water, humidity level, temperature needs, and pruning occasionally to thrive well. It develops great thick foliage. 

I hope you are clear with the process of growing Epipremnum Aureum in your home garden as it is the easiest to grow. If not, then also you can read out the whole guide to understand it properly. 

Thanks for reading! Happy gardening! 

Anna Scott

Anna Scott loves gardening and has been doing it for a long time. She wants to help new gardeners learn from her experience. Through her writing, she shares tips and advice on how to make gardens beautiful. Anna hopes her words will inspire new gardeners to succeed.

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