Epipremnum Aureum ‘Manjula’ (aka a Pothos plant) is a mesmerizing plant that was cultivated in Florida. It is part of the Araceae family.
This plant will propagate in both water and soil. Water propagation is my preference because you can see things happen as it grows!
Place your cutting in a jar/vase/tube of room temperature water. Make sure the nodes (small bumps on the plant) are submerged in the water.
Keep it somewhere that matches the light and temperature specifications shared below.
When propagating plants, it’s key to keep the humidity UP while the plants root. Higher humidity levels helps boost the propagation process.
Change out the water once a week or when it looks murky, and top it up when needed. Fresh water will help oxygenate the cutting and prevent algae build-up.
Roots should start to develop within 3-4 weeks.
Pot the plant up when the roots are approximately 5cm long.
This plant will thrive in bright, indirect light. It can survive lower light conditions but its rate of growth would be slower.
Avoid direct contact with the sun as this can burn the white parts of the leaves. The plant needs more light than others because of the lower levels of chlorophyll in the leaves.
This plant is quite tolerant and will thrive in temperatures between 15 and 25℃. The white edges of the leaves will crisp up and brown if the plant is not happy.
Although they appreciate higher humidity levels, the Manjula does not need it in order to thrive. Normal room humidity of around 40-50% will suffice.
It is a climber meaning it likes to grow upwards as opposed to trailing down or growing along a surface. You can use a moss pole or any other supportive structure to help it grow. It’s important to use a well-draining soil mix that contains lots of bark and perlite. Also key is to use a pot that has drainage holes at the bottom.These are generally slow-growing plants that do not need to be re-potted frequently.
This plant can get root rot. Water thoroughly so that it drains through the soil, and leave it to dry out a bit before you water it again.
Invest in a moisture meter to help you monitor the levels of moisture in the soil so that you can only water it as needed.
Pothos plants can also tell you when they need water by drooping their leaves. Keep a look out and water accordingly.
As with most tropical plants, you should feed this plant during the growing season. Aim to feed it every second week.
These plants can revert back to green if they are not given adequate light. They can also just revert back by chance. If this happens, simply cut off the leaf and move on.
Each leaf is unique! The white parts of the leaves do not photosynthesise, so the rest of the plant has to work quite hard to make up for this.
Cleaning your leaves regularly will help prevent pests. Rosecare Spray can be used if you come into contact with any pests.