How to Grow & Care for Epipremnum Aureum ‘NJoy Pothos’ (2023)
Epipremnum Aureum comes under the category of beautiful and delicate photos due to the presence of variegated leaves. The pothos were discovered by the University of Florida in 2002. the plants are adaptable plants as they can be grown easily outdoors and indoors but you need to consider a few things for growing them and I have here explained all the important things that will help you to grow them quicker.
- In order to grow Epipremnum Aureum outdoors they do prefer indirect sunlight but they are also able to grow in partial Sunlight.
- For outdoor growing, you need to keep the soil moist but not wet.
- If Epipremnum Aureum is grown near natural bodies of water it will be most suitable conditions for them.
The table explains some important about Epipremnum Aureum ‘NJoy Pothos’ growing and caring for them which is further explained in detail below.
|Epipremnum aureum ‘Njoy’ or Epipremnum pinnatum ‘Njoy’
|Bright indirect sunlight
|Weekly, water if the top half of the soil is dry
|60 to 80ºF (18 to 30ºC)
|6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
|A balanced feed once a month in spring and summer
|Every 2-3 years
|Spring and summer
|Root in water or soil
|Toxic to humans and pets
|No flowers when grown indoors
How to Grow & Care for Epipremnum Aureum ‘NJoy Pothos’
The Epipremnum Aureum ‘NJoy Pothos’ is considered one of the easiest plants to grow but still you need to know how to grow and care for them. The following are some important points you should know for growing Epipremnum Aureum.
- Potting & Repotting
The light required by Epipremnum Aureum is bright, indirect light that can be from 10,000-20,000 lux. you can achieve this light range by keeping the plant close to a window that is an east or north-facing room. Also, if you are having a window in the south or west then you need to find a place with full sun. but you need to avoid them from stronger rays as they will damage the Njoy photos foliage. The plant is able to tolerate low light levels and artificial lights.
As the Epipremnum Aureum is a rainforest-type plant and the plant in that type of environment drains quickly so you have to water the plant when the soil is dry. You need to water the Epipremnum Aureum by letting the pot soak the water and moistening the soil. Avoid the situation of soil getting waterlogged which can cause the plant fungal diseases like root rot.
The preferred temperature for growing Epipremnum Aureum is from 60 to 80ºF and the tolerance level of pothos is below 50ºF. Avoid the plant of keeping near air conditioning vents.
If the plant is kept in too low a temperature it can damage the leaves of pothos.
The humidity required by Epipremnum Aureum ‘NJoy Pothos’ is flexible and ranges between 60 to 80% but it can survive at 30% of humidity. Hence the plant easily grows without any additional sources of humidity but in case the air is too dry then the plant’s leaves will start looking crispy. To avoid this type of situation you can use a spray bottle of distilled water as they dont have any salt and chemicals in the water that can damage the foliage.
The suitable soil condition for planting Epipremnum Aureum ‘NJoy Pothos is well-drained soil because the plant is not able to tolerate wet soil. You can check the ph level for planting plants as it should be from 6.1 to 6.6 which is mildly acidic. If you are not able to find suitable soil for growing them you can make your own soil mix by adding equal parts of potting soil, perlite, and peat moss that will be well drained and light mix for ‘NJoy Pothos’ to grow faster.
Adding fertilizer to Epipremnum Aureum ‘NJoy Pothos is a good option for variegated pothos. The proper ratio of fertilizer is 10-10-10.in case of using liquid fertilizer should dilute it according to the recommended strength and apply it once time in a month that too in the growing season.
Potting & Repotting:
According to my experience, you do not need to repot the plant more than every 2 or 3 years but you find that the roots of the Epipremnum Aureum are growing out of the draining holes and water is also running out. During repotting, you need to consider a few points such as the pot size should be 2 inches more in diameter and there are more drainage holes. For settling it up you can use fresh potting soil and water.
For maintaining the tidiness and training of the vine you need to prune the Epipremnum Aureum ‘NJoy Pothos because they come under the sprawls category. The right time for pruning Epipremnum Aureum ‘NJoy Pothos is during in spring and summer growing seasons. In case you want the plant short and bushy plant you can cut the end for lateral growth. In order to get trailing vine you can just cut out the stems. You can use the sharp scissor for cutting the stem leaf the node of the plant and do remember to trim out the damaged leaves of the plant as it can infect the whole plant.
If you want to produce more plants in case of selling and giving them to others they need to propagate the plant. The right way to do propagation is by stem cuttings and rooting the plant in water or you can also place them in soil. For propagation, you need to choose a stem of at least 4 inches long having more than one leaf, and for cutting the stem you need to cut it with sharp scissors below the node. In case you have planted the plant in a jar of water you need to change the water after every few days. The other way of propagating the plant is by sticking the cutting in a pot that is having moist potting soil and watering the plant after every few days. You will notice that the root will grow up within a few weeks after that you can plant it out in other small pots.
The following are some common problems that you can find while growing the Epipremnum Aureum ‘NJoy Pothos:
Turning of brown or yellow leaves:
Finding the leaves turning brown or yellow means that the plant is suffering underwater. In this case, you need to trim the affected stems from the base to encourage new growth of the leaves and do increase the watering amount.
Loss of foliage color:
In the case of fading of the color of leaves which is the reason for low light and improving it, you need to move the plant to a brighter location.
Pale or brown leaves:
In case the plant leaves are turning pale or brown which is a sign of getting too much light to improve the conditions you need to move the plant to a less light location.
Having blackened leaves or stems on the plant:
In case of finding blackened leaves or stems it indicates that the plant is being overwatered and is leading to root rot conditions. In this situation you need to make sure before watering the plant the soil is completely dried and new roots are developing.
The leaves of the plant getting yellow, wilted, brown edges on leaves:
The plants showing these symptoms indicate that the plant is being underwater and to solve the problem you need to increase the watering quantity and frequency.
Blackened leaves and little or no growth:
The plants show the symptoms of blackened which can be due to cold temperatures. To improve the conditions you need to move the plants to a warmer location and do make sure to cut off the affected parts of the plant.
In case of getting attacked by pests, you need to wipe the affected areas using a swab or cotton ball by dipping it into 70% rubbing alcohol. The plants do attract fungus when they are kept wet for long periods of time
With growing and caring you also need to protect the plant from pests and diseases that do damage and kill the plant. After reading the article it is sure that you will get some help and ideas on how to grow and take care of the Epipremnum Aureum ‘NJoy Pothos.