NJoy Pothos Care: How To Grow Pothos N-Joy Plants

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Epipremnum (ep-ih-PREM-num), known as Pothos plants, is one of the few successful genera enjoyed in homes and offices.

Hailing from the Araceae family, these beautiful perennials resemble philodendrons in many ways.

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Pothos originates in parts of Australia and Southeast Asia. However, many cultivars originate in the United States.

Quick Care | Size & Growth | Flowering | Lighting | Watering | Soil | Grooming | Propagation | Pests & Diseases | Uses

Several types of Pothos cultivars have been marketed. This includes the beautiful Epipremnum Pothos ‘NJoy’ with its unique capitalization.

The cultivar originates from the Marble Queen Pothos. Its name is spelled ‘NJoy’ but has numerous variations. The alternate botanical name is Epipremnum aureum ‘ N-Joy.

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NJoy Pothos Quick Care Tips

  • Botanical Name: Epipremnum aureum ‘NJoy’
  • Common Name(s): NJoy Pothos, Devil’s Ivy
  • Synonyms: Scindapsus aureus ‘NJoy’
  • Family & Origin: Araceae family, native to Australia and Southeast Asia
  • Growability: Easy to grow and care for
  • Grow Zone: USDA zones 10-11
  • Size: Grows up to 6′-9′ feet long
  • Flowering: Rarely flowers indoors
  • Light: Thrives in bright, indirect light but can tolerate low light
  • Humidity: Prefers moderate to high humidity
  • Temperature: Ideal temperature range is 60-85°F
  • Soil: Well-draining potting soil
  • Water: Water when the top inch of soil is dry, do not overwater
  • Fertilizer: Feed every 2-3 months with a balanced liquid fertilizer
  • Pests & Diseases: Susceptible to spider mites, mealybugs, and scale insects. Can also develop root rot if overwatered.
  • Propagation: Easily propagated through stem cuttings
  • Plant Uses: Popular indoor plant for its air-purifying qualities and attractive foliage. Can be grown in hanging baskets or trained to climb a trellis.
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This plant is also well-known by its common names:

  • Golden Pothos
  • Neon Pothos
  • Pearls n’ Jade
  • Jade
  • Manjula
  • Global Green
  • Snow Queen

In this article, we’ll talk about proper Njoy pothos care.

Pothos NJoy Care

Size and Growth

The pothos vine can grow to 50′ feet or more in the wild, but NJoy pothos is far more compact. NJoy reaches a height of 6″ to 9″ inches and can trail or climb up to 10′ feet.

The trailing stems of heart-shaped leaves will root when they come into contact with soil.

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‘NJoy’ has an intense green color with cream-to-yellow variegation. It has smaller leaves than most pothos plants.

The number of variegation changes depending on the amount of light. Plants grown in darker conditions fade to straight green. Brighter conditions produce more prominent variegated leaves.

Flowering and Fragrance

Like other pothos plants, ‘N-Joy’ is prized for its foliage. Blooms are rare.

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Light Conditions & Temperature

As with other Pothos plants, ‘NJoy’ prefers bright, indirect light sunlight. Direct sunlight will damage the leaves and result in yellow leaves. Low light will cause the variegation to fade.

It will grow well under a fluorescent light source, making it an excellent office choice.

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A variegated green and white pothos plant with heart-shaped leaves in bright natural light. | Photo Credit: Instagram @plantera.eg

These houseplants come from tropical areas and cannot handle temperatures below 55° degrees Fahrenheit.

While mainly grown indoors, ‘N-Joy’ can grow in gardens within USDA hardiness zones 10-11.

Watering and Feeding

Pothos N joy plant needs very little water to survive. It’s best to water when the soil is dry down to about 1″ inch deep. Reduce watering in winter.

Be very careful not to overwater any pothos. They can easily suffer root rot.

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You can stick your finger down to check the moisture level to know whether or not the plant needs watering.

Misting or placing the plant in higher humidity benefits your Pothos ‘NJoy’ and reduces how often it needs watering.

You can also place a humidifier nearby to maintain the humidity levels.

‘NJoy’ is a light feeder. A balanced liquid fertilizer once per month can work wonders for your Pothos. 

Related: Choosing a Pothos Fertilizer

Potting Soil Mixture & Transplanting Of Njoy Pothos

‘N Joy’ pothos enjoys any well-drained potting mix. Make your own using equal parts of peat moss and perlite.

Repot when the plants become rootbound. Be careful not to damage the small root ball.

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NOTE: Always use a type of pot with drainage holes

Things are a little more complicated if your Pothos NJoy was grown in water and you want to transfer to soil.

Move Njoy to fresh pothos soil mix while the roots are still small. The ability of roots to adapt to a new medium decreases as the root system develops.

Repotting the Njoy Pothos must be done usually every 1 to 2 years, especially once the plant has outgrown its pot.

This must also be done during its active growing season to prevent transplant shock.

Pothos N Joy Grooming And Maintenance

Pothos’ N Joy’ requires very little maintenance. Prune back when it becomes leggy, or kept at the desired size.

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It is also good to wipe the leaves down with neem oil or rubbing alcohol monthly to remove any dust and reduce the risk of pest infestations.

You can also train this plant with a sphagnum moss pole to grow upright or trail from a high shelf or hanging basket.

Other Popular Pothos Plants

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How To Propagate ‘NJoy’ Pothos

As ‘NJoy’ doesn’t flower (often), the primary propagation method is through stem cuttings by licensed growers. 

Related: Tips on How To Propagate Pothos

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Take Pothos cuttings from healthy stems with the amount of variegation you prefer. Take cuttings at a node far enough down that at least four leaves are present.

Place the cutting in either nutrient-infused water or moist soil until roots form. Do not let the soil dry out.

Roots generally take about 2 weeks to begin forming. Then, you must decide whether to keep the rooted cutting in water or move it to the soil.

Pothos N’Joy Pests Or Diseases

‘NJoy’ is resistant to most pests and bugs, with Pothos, mealybugs, aphids, and thrips being the primary threats.

Pothos can become infested with other household pests, such as plant scales, spider mites, and whiteflies (or any burgs) when exposed to other infested plants.

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You can spray using solutions of insecticidal soap or neem oil. You can also apply it with rubbing alcohol.

Root rot is the biggest disease ‘NJoy’ faces, although it can grow hydroponically. This is usually caused by overwatering. So, it’s best to ensure the top of the soil is dry between waterings.

Due to the presence of calcium oxalate crystals within all parts of this plant, Pothos is considered toxic to both humans and pets.

In some sensitive individuals, the plant may also cause skin irritation. Wear gloves when handling if you suspect you may have a reaction.

Suggested Pothos N Joy Uses

Pothos plants are among those recognized by NASA for their ability to clean air. ‘NJoy’ helps create oxygen while removing toxic benzene and formaldehyde fumes.

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The ability for ‘NJoy’ to thrive under fluorescent lighting makes it perfect for homes, offices, and dorm rooms.

The plant is well-suited for both totems and hanging baskets.

One odd feature of Pothos is: It can thrive when grown in water without the risk of root rot as long as it is propagated in water and nutrients are added. This allows for even more display options.

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