Manjula Pothos Growing And Care Tips

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The Pothos plant (Epipremnum), in general, is native to the Solomon Islands and a member of the Araceae family.

Manjula Pothos or Epipremnum aureum Manjula is a patented variety developed by the University of Florida that originates from India.

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Variegated leaves of Manjula Pothos | Myimagine-DepositPhotos

This pretty plant looks similar to “Pearls & Jade” Pothos, except the leaf edges are slightly wavy.

This member of the Araceae family of plants is a tropical, evergreen perennial. It is sometimes referred to by its common names, including:

  • Epipremnum Happy Leaf
  • Happy Leaf Pothos
  • Pothos Manjula
  • Majula Pothos

Start your own indoor plant collection with other types of Pothos varieties, including:

  • Golden Pothos – Golden yellow variegation throughout the leaves, the most popular Pothos variety
  • Marble Queen Pothos – Creamy white leaves
  • Neon Pothos – a unique variety of Pothos with chartreuse leaves
  • Jade Pothos – Solid green leaves
  • Cebu Blue Pothos – Silvery blue foliage
  • Satin Pothos

Manjula Pothos Quick Care Tips

  • Botanical Name: Epipremnum aureum
  • Common Name(s): Manjula Pothos, Epipremnum Happy Leaf, Happy Leaf Pothos, Pothos Manjula
  • Synonyms: Devil’s Ivy, Money Plant
  • Pronunciation: ep-ih-PREM-num AW-re-um man-JU-la
  • Family & Origin: Araceae family, native to the Solomon Islands
  • Growability: Easy to grow
  • Grow Zone: 10-12
  • Size: Can grow up to 20′ to 40′ feet long
  • Flowering: Rarely flowers indoors
  • Light: Thrives in bright, indirect light
  • Humidity: Prefers moderate to high humidity
  • Temperature: Thrives in temperatures between 60° to 80° degrees Fahrenheit
  • Soil: Well-draining potting soil with a neutral (6.1-6.5) pH level
  • Water: Water when the top inch of soil is dry, do not overwater
  • Fertilizer: Feed every 2 weeks with a half-strength balanced liquid fertilizer
  • Pests & Diseases: Susceptible to spider mites, scales, and mealybugs, can also develop botrytis, leaf spot, and root rot
  • Propagation: Easily propagated through stem cuttings
  • Plant Uses: Popular indoor plant for its air-purifying qualities and aesthetic appeal. Can be grown in hanging baskets or trained to climb a trellis or wall.

Manjula Pothos Care Tips

Taking care of the manjula photose is relatively easy. This includes providing proper pothos manjula care to ensure healthy growth.

Size and Growth

When growing in an outdoor tropical setting, mature plants of the Pothos vine grow to a height of 20′ to 40′ feet.

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A variegated pothos plant with green and white leaves hanging from a black shelving unit indoors | Photo Credit: Instagram @twenty.leaves

When grown as a potted plant, control growth with regular pruning, trimming, and pinching stems.

The Pothos Manjula plant has heart-shaped leaves with variegated shades of green, cream, silver, and white. The wavy-edged leaves vary in markings and coloring.

Manjula has a slow growth habit due to the leaves silver, cream, and white variegation. Less chlorophyll in the leaves means less food for faster growth.

The plant is low-growing, compact, trailing, and cascading with dense foliage.

Flowering and Fragrance

Happy Leaf does not bloom as a houseplant. When cared for indoors, Pothos leaves remain small to medium.

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A hand holding a potted variegated plant with other houseplants in the background | Photo Credit: Instagram @reenasplants

If kept outdoors in a tropical setting, the manjula pothos leaves can grow quite large.

manjula pothos light requirements and Temperature

The Manjula Pothos plant is winter hardy in USDA hardiness zones 10 – 12. It grows best in bright, indirect light when cared for indoors.

Low light conditions reduce the variegation of the leaves. For more vibrant variegation, move plants to brighter conditions.

Protect the plant from direct sunlight and/or bright afternoon sunlight. The white portions of the leaves are easily scorched by the sun.

If exposed to excessive sunlight, the plant will stop producing variegated leaves. All new leaves will be completely green.

As a tropical perennial, the ideal temperature for the Mandula plant is between 60° to 80° degrees Fahrenheit.

Moreover, it needs moderate to high humidity to thrive. One sign that this plant doesn’t receive enough moisture and water is brown leaves.

Watering Techniques and Feeding

  • Manjula likes the soil to be moist, not soggy or wet.
  • Never allow the plant to stand in water.
  • During the growing spring and summer seasons, let the soil dry between waterings.
  • Reduce watering during the fall and winter.

During the spring and summer, feed every 2 weeks with a half-strength balanced liquid fertilizer for healthy growth and variegation. Do not fertilize in the fall and winter.

Soil and Transplanting

As with all pothos, the mandula plant soil mix is a light, airy, loamy, well-draining potting soil with a neutral pH level (6.1-6.5). 

An African violet or loamy, well-draining potting mix is a good bagged option.

Make your own potting soil mix by combining 2 parts peat moss and 1 part perlite.

You can also mix with orchid bark, coco coir, perlite, and vermiculite for well-draining soil, a pot with a drainage hole, good aeration, and water retention.

Grooming and Maintenance

Trim and pinch the plant’s back stems regularly to control growth and maintain shape. Keep large cuttings for propagation.

How To Propagate Pothos

Manjula Pothos propagation is by licensed growers. Majula is a patented plant variety from the University of Florida.

However, it can easily be propagated via stem cuttings. You can do this by directly cutting below a leaf node at least 4″ to 5″ inches long.

For details on Pothos propagation, read: How Many Pothos Cuttings Per Pot?

Epipremnum Manjula Pest or Diseases

When kept indoors, Pothos of all sorts is subject to common houseplant maladies. Excessive watering leads to fungal diseases, such as botrytis, leaf spot, and root rot.

The roots of Pothos growing as potted plants is not very extensive. Many new to growing Pothos overpot and over water causing plants to suffer.

Weakened plants are easy prey for pests, such as spider mites, mealybugs, and scale. Insecticidal soap will work well in treating these infestations.

Moreover, avoid overcrowding, and provide good ventilation and proper watering to avoid these problems.

Why Does My Pothos Have Brown Spots On The Leaves?

Brown spots can develop from:

  • Salt build-up in the soil
  • Too much water
  • Too much light
  • Pothos types with white variegation often show more brown spots on leaves

Is Manjula Pothos Toxic or Poisonous To People, Kids, Pets?

All parts of all Pothos are considered toxic. Keep the plant well out of the reach of children, pets, and livestock.

For More Read: Is Pothos Toxic?

Suggested Manjula Pathos Uses

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Hands holding a vibrant variegated pothos plant with a blurred background | Photo Credit: Instagram @philodendrose

When grown as a houseplant, Manjula Pothos is a good choice in a low-to-medium light setting. 

It does well when trained to climb a trellis or moss pole or placed in a hanging basket. It makes an excellent tabletop plant.

Pothos are deer and rabbit-resistant and do well in shady areas.

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