How To Grow And Care For Jessenia Pothos in Your Backyard? 

Are you looking to add another variety of pothos to your garden? Introducing the amazing heart-structured leaves plant named Jessenia Pothos. Hey folks! I’m Anna Scott, a Gardener by heart and Profession, started my Journey 15 years ago and Now I am teaching other gardeners as well to achieve their goals.

Jessenia pothos is not unique but also strikes you with its amazing glossy texture leaves. This should be a must-have variety in your garden if you are a garden enthusiast. It is not difficult to care plant which makes it a low-maintenance plant. Do you know how to grow and care for Jessenia Pothos? If not, then I am here with the descriptive guide for you. 

So, what else do you need? Let’s get started to know more about how to grow and care for Jessenia Pothos in detail. Stay connected with this guide till the end. 

How To Grow And Care For Jessenia Pothos in Your Backyard? 

How to Identify Jessenia Pothos? 

Are you confused about whether you will be able to identify Jessenia Pothos in your home area or not? It’s not difficult to identify, follow the below features of Jessenia to recognize it. They are as follows: 

  • Heart-structured leaves.
  • Waxy texture leaves.
  • Long and trailing vines.
  • Green-colored leaves with chartreuse variegation.  

Various gardeners confuse it with marble queen pothos but do not worry, this guide will help in identifying your Jessenia pothos. Jessenia pothos is lighter than the other pothos as it has a cream texture on its leaves. 

Botanical Name Epipremnum aureum ‘Jessenia’ 
Common Name Jessenia pothos 
Family Araceae 
Plant Type Perennial, vine 
Mature Size 10 ft. long (indoors), 30 ft. long (outdoors) 
Sun Exposure Partial 
Soil Type Moist but well-drained 
Soil pH Acidic 
Bloom Time Spring, summer 
Flower Color Green, white 
Hardiness Zones10-12 (USDA )
Native Area South America 
Toxicity Toxic to pets 

What is Jessenia Pothos?

Jessenia pothos is a pothos that belongs to the Araceae family that originated from Southeast Asia, the Pacific islands, Polynesia, Australia, etc.

How To Grow And Care For Jessenia Pothos in Your Backyard? 

It is one of the favorite choices of the farmers as this addition will add heart-structured leaves to the plant that look attractive.

This variety can grow in any type of climatic conditions in your home garden. It is said to be the slow grower plant. 

How to Grow And Care For Jessenia Pothos?

Jessenia pothos is a famous pothos like other varieties of pothos. This is an easy-to-grown variety that was introduced in b. this variety has various similarities that resemble the marble queen pothos. This plant requires more sunlight as compared to the other varieties of pothos. 

Caring for these pothos is not difficult, so let’s get started to know how to grow and care for Jessenia pothos in detail:

Light

  • This plant needs bright indirect sunlight to prosper (Note: Also, it can survive in medium sunlight).
  • Do not place the pothos near low sunlight conditions as they will develop full variegation in the plant. 
  • Last but not least, as you know excess of everything is bad, so avoid supplying direct sunlight to the plant to prevent burnt leaves in the plant. 
How To Grow And Care For Jessenia Pothos in Your Backyard? 

Soil

  • Jessenia pothos needs well-drained soil for its growth. Soil should retain the excess water from the plant. 
  • Make a combination of soil mix, perlite, and orchid bark and mix it all together to make an ideal supplement for the plant to grow in. 

Water

  • Water is needed by every plant and the same is the case with this plant, it requires water when the soil is fully dry. 
  • Check the moisture of the soil by inserting a finger inside the soil and if it feels dry to touch, then water the plant. 
  • Though this plant is famous for its drought-tolerant nature. To make it healthier, feed the plant with water. 
  • Also, during fall, do not water the plant as the plant is in its dormant period and is not growing.

Temperature and Humidity

  • The ideal temperature range for the Jessenia pothos lies between 65 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit or 18 to 23 degrees Celsius.
  • This plant grows best in warm and humid climatic conditions as it is native to tropical rainforests. 
  • The ideal humidity level for this plant is about 50% to 70%. Do not expose the plant to the cold drafts. 

Fertilizer

  • This plant needs regular fertilization, especially when it is actively growing in its season.
  • Make use of balanced liquid fertilizer for its growth. Feed the fertilizer once a month to the plant.
  • Also, fertilizer will help in the vigorous growth of the plant. Feed the plant with fertilizer during spring and summer.
  • Also, you must follow the instructions on the product label. 
  • Do not fertilize the plant during winter as the plant is in its dormant period at that time.
How To Grow And Care For Jessenia Pothos in Your Backyard? 

Pruning

  • Pruning is suggested to maintain a healthy shape and size in the plant. it will control the growth of the plant at some point.
  • Make use of sharp and sterilized pruning shears to trim the plant.
  • Keep in mind not to trim more than one-third of the foliage.
  • The ideal time to prune this plant is the spring or summer months when the plant is growing actively. 

Potting and Repotting 

  • Jessenia pothos is one of the pothos that needs to be repotted every 1-2 years. 
  • Repotting is done when the plant’s roots overgrow and it comes out from the drainage holes. 
  • The ideal time to repot these pothos is the spring or the summer season. 

Steps for Repotting a Jessenia Pothos

  • First, choose a container that is bigger than the current container(about 2-3 inches bigger).
  • Make sure to choose well-drained soil before you Repot the Jessenia pothos. 
  • After that, remove the pothos from its original container by removing the excess soil from the roots. 
  • Be aware of doing so, then place the pothos in the new pot by putting fresh soil mix in it. 
  • Water your repotted pothos and put it in the location where it was growing to prevent shock
How To Grow And Care For Jessenia Pothos in Your Backyard? 

How to Propagate Jessenia Pothos? 

As I already explained to you cuttings are the best way to propagate a plant and the same is the case with Jessenia pothos which can be easily grown with the help of stem cuttings that you will pinch off from the parent plant. So let’s get started to know the steps to know how to propagate  Jessenia pothos: 

  • First, Make use of clean and sharp sterilized scissors to take the stem cuttings from the mother plant.
  • Then cut stem cuttings from the mother plant that should contain 2 to 3 nodes in every cutting.
  • Remove the leaves from the base of the nodes and the remaining leaves in the cuttings. 
  • Then Put the cuttings in the container that is filled with water at the bottom and leave the leaves above the water.
  • Place your cuttings at the location, where they can receive plenty of bright, indirect sunlight.
  • Water your pothos one time a week so that they grow well. After 15 to 20 days you will observe tiny roots that will come from the nodes. 
  • Then when it becomes 1 inch long, you can move it in the soil by making use of a well-drained potting mix for your plant.
  • By planting the cutting in the soil, water the plant till the excess water flows out from the drainage holes.
  • Place the plant in bright indirect sunlight so that it grows well. You can resume watering after 10 to 15 days. 

Jessenia Pothos Common Problems

Jessenia Pothos is famous for its low-maintenance nature like its other varieties. But the plant also faces some common problems that are explained below so that you can prevent them: 

How To Grow And Care For Jessenia Pothos in Your Backyard? 

Yellow Leaves

  • It is one of the common problems that is faced by every plant. It occurs because of underwatering, overwatering, etc. 
  • Other causes are lack of humidity, lack of sunlight, etc. These causes will lead to pale-colored leaves in the plant. 

Brown Leaves

  • Brown-colored leaves in the plant are another sign that shows the plant is not healthy. 
  • It is suffering from a lack of moisture and the plant is drying out. 
  • Water the plant when the top 1-2 inches of the soil is dry.

Stunted Growth

  • Stunted growth is not good for plant growth. This plant grows slowly in your home garden. 
  • Because of the lack of sunlight, this plant suffers from stunted growth. 
  • Place the plant in the sunlight for a few days in a day(Bright indirect sunlight). 

Root rot

  • Root rot is caused by an excess supply of water to the plants. 
  • So, reduce the frequency of water to the plants as it will not cause root rot in the plant. 
  • Water the plant only if the top inches of the soil are dry. 
  • Keep the gap between watering to let the excess water drain from the soil. 
  • Choose a pot that has a good amount of drainage holes. 

Pests

  • Pests like spider mites, bugs, thrips, scales, snails, etc tend to come to the plant to suck its fluid and satisfy their hunger. 
  • To prevent the pests in your home garden, make use of insecticidal soap or neem oil. 
How To Grow And Care For Jessenia Pothos in Your Backyard? 

Brown patches on leaves

  • Also, sometimes you see brown patches on the leaves which shows the low temperature in the plant. 
  • So, expose the plant to a good temperature so that it thrives well. 

Brown edges

  • Last but not least, brown edges on the leaves show that the root ball is dried out fully. 
  • It happens because of a lack of watering to the plant during its growing season. 
  • It also shows that the plant is suffering from too much direct sunlight. 

Summing up the Context

In this guide, you come to know that Jessenia Pothos is not only unique but also strikes you with its amazing glossy texture leaves. This should be a must-have variety in your garden if you are a garden enthusiast. It is not difficult to care plant which makes it a low-maintenance plant. 

Do you know how to grow and care for Jessenia Pothos? If not, then I am here with the descriptive guide for you. I hope you are clear with this guide, if not, then read the guide again to understand it properly. I will come back with another informative guide for you all soon. Till then safe gardening. 

Thanks for reading! Happy gardening! 

FAQs

How do I know if I have Jessenia Pothos?

It is not difficult to recognize the Jessenia pothos. It has various features like it develops heart-structured leaves in the plant. 

Is Pothos pet-friendly?

No, pothos is not pet-friendly. It is toxic to dogs, cats, and other animals. If it is ingested, then it can cause mouth irritation. Also, pets can suffer from vomiting if they eat the pothos. 

Can Jessenia pothos revert?

Yes, jessenia pothos reverts to eating solid, green color if the plant does not receive a good amount of sunlight. 

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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