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The Njoy Pothos is a plant that keeps on giving, and if you haven’t heard of it, now is the perfect time to learn more about it!
It comes from Epiprenum aurenum genus which is commonly most referred to as Poison Ivy. There are many Pothos varieties but this one originated from a naturally occurring branch mutation by its parent plant, the Marble Queen Pothos. Both are natives from tropical and subtropical areas in Asia, Australia, and the numerous islands of the Pacific and Indian oceans. Njoy Pothos has very distinctive leaf variegation that consists of white lines that go throughout the leaf and its outlines. The leaves are small in size and the color patterns are rather random, which is a part of its beauty.
It’s totally different from any other Pothos but at the same time, it is a must-have plant for indoor home and office spaces due to its easy care and very little maintenance.
Watering Njoy Pothos
Pothos plants are usually tremendously forgiving when it comes to watering. You can leave them unwatered for a few days and they won’t show any signs of drought (but don’t do that!).
The correct procedure of watering the Njoy Pothos is that you should water it when the top layer of the soil is dried out, which is about an inch deep. You can stick your finger in the soil to determine if the potting mix is dry or not.
Also, be sure not to leave the plant soaking in the fluid and always drain the excess water fluid from the pot. Especially if the pot has poor drainage. Not doing so will increase the chances of causing root rot and will damage the whole plant.
Never let the potting mix get completely dried out because it will certainly lead to wilting of the plant, turning the leaves yellow and the edges brown and dry.
All in all, check on the moisture level every now and then and proceed to water it if needed and you won’t have a problem. Nicely moist soil should be the preferred state to keep your plant in.
Lighting Conditions for Njoy Pothos Care
It has shown that the Njoy Pothos grows best when it’s exposed to bright indirect light. In these conditions, the plant will grow larger leaves and will have the finest growing pattern. Also, it will be the healthiest, so make sure to keep medium light on it.
Areas where there is too much light, especially direct sunbeams, will cause the leaves to fade and burn. Considering its green variegation that would be a real shame.
The plant can also survive in low light settings, but it will grow smaller leaves and significantly lose a part of its diversity, similar to when it’s subjected to direct lighting. The growth speed would be a little slower, but it won’t show signs of stunted growth.
It can’t grow in the complete dark so don’t put it in a room without light.
Optimally, it would be best if you put the plant 1 or 2 meters away from a window. If you don’t have a window in your room, you can use an artificial light likewise a grow lamp.
Njoy Pothos Temperature Requirements
As we said in the intro, Pothos plants originated from tropical areas. Therefore, they can’t be subjected to low-degree climates.
Once the temperature drops to below 16 degrees Celsius, you should definitely put it inside if you’re growing outdoors or turn up the heat if you’re growing indoors. Don’t overdo it though!
Even with its heat-loving origins, Pothos’ don’t like it when it’s too hot. When the temperatures reach 32 degrees, you should definitely put some protection on it.
Also, be sure not to put it in places where the temperature fluctuates. Spots like heaters, fireplaces, or air conditioners are a no-go for the plant.
Even though the plant likes tropical temperatures; it can withstand any type of humid environment. That means it can be grown easily in any home condition. Just make sure the air isn’t too dry and you’re good to go.
Nevertheless, you should put it in ideal humidity levels, which are between 50% and 70%. The higher the humidity the faster the Njoy will grow.
Repotting Njoy Pothos
Every now and then you should repot your plant. The Pothos Njoy plant grows slower so you shouldn’t be worried too much about transplanting it. There are many signs that show up when your plant is in a need of a new ”home”.
When you see the roots sticking out of the drainage holes, you should definitely consider putting it in a bigger pot because that is certainly an indication that your plant has become pot-bound.
The soil will get loosened by the roots. When they need more space, they keep on pushing through the soil, therefore creating a potting mix that can’t hold its compact structure.
With that being said, if the soil dries up quicker than usual, even with regular watering, you should consider putting it in a bigger place. The reason behind this is that the soil can’t keep up with the outgrown plant, as it needs much more water to be fed.
If your plant is getting root bound, that is one of the signs that it needs repotting. To confirm this, you can slightly tilt your pot to one side and gently get it out of it. If the roots on the bottom are tied up in a coil shape, then it’s time for a new pot.
Wilting is also an indicator that the plant isn’t comfortable in its current settings. The stress of outgrowing a pot is definitely something that the plant will display with its unhappy and sad appearance.
Generally, Pothos Njoy should be repotted every 2 or 3 years, but it won’t hurt you if check on it every year.
Soil and Fertilizer Requirements
As with any other plant, we should start with the Pothos soil. Njoy Pothos can be planted in any type of potting soil, it isn’t choosy about where it can be planted.
The main thing you should be aware of is its need for a pot that has good drainage. If you don’t provide this, none of the other factors will matter. Make sure to get a pot with a large enough drainage hole.
For the potting mix, you can use whatever soil you want, but it would be best to use a sterile mixture (one without any other living organisms) as it will be most effective against pests and parasites.
You can also use peat moss, the reason being that it can hold the moisture long enough for the roots to soak up the water. Whatever option you choose, just make sure that you are using fresh potting soil and there shouldn’t be any complications.
This plant is regarded as a light feeder therefore can grow on its own just with direct sunlight. You don’t need to add any fertilizer at all to the soil.
But then again, if you’re keen on using plant food you shouldn’t go crazy with it. Follow the instructions on the bag and see how much the dosage lasts.
The fertilizer can only be applied if the potting mix doesn’t already have one. Exclusively when it’s the growing season, in the wintertime you don’t need to feed it.
Too much fertilizer can harm the plant, so with the Pothos, the saying ‘less is more’ can be applied.
Pruning Njoy Pothos
This plant, as we said previously, is a rather slow grower compared to other Pothos. With that being said, you should note that it can get up to 3 meters long when it’s grown indoors and even to 6 and 12 meters when it’s in the natural habitat.
It doesn’t require as much pruning when it becomes bigger, but you should definitely prune it on a basis to maintain the desired shape and size. Also, by pruning your plant, it becomes fuller-looking and accelerates its extension.
When it grows it tends to become very leggy. In addition, the stem can’t withhold the size of the plant making it weak and disabled from staying upright.
To successfully prune it, just trim below the node. That is the point where the stem crosses with the leaves. From that point, you should go about a centimeter or half down and make the cut there. You should also be sure to remove any old, dead, damaged, or discolored leaves.
Remember to always sterilize your cutting tools so that you don’t get any bacteria from the blade to the plant. Anything from knives, scissors, or pruning shear can be used in the process.
Pothos Njoy Propagation
The propagation for the Njoy is rather easy and unchallenging. The instructions are pretty straightforward. First, find the healthiest looking stem in the plant. Preferably, it should have a few leaves, at least four of them to be exact.
Then, you should just snip the vine and ensure that a minimum one of the nodes and leaf are intersected. The node is the point from which the root is starting to grow from and that’s where the petiole meets the vine itself.
The stem cuttings shouldn’t be too long. You could easily have problems with rooting if you have pothos cuttings longer than 15 centimeters. To maximize the plant material you should always do single node cuttings.
Place your cuttings in water, making sure that the node is below the water. After 2 or 3 days it will start forming roots. When the roots develop about a centimeter and a half long, transfer the whole thing to a pot with potting mix.
You shouldn’t wait for too long to make the transfer. When the roots become substantial in size it is really hard for them to adjust to life in the soil.
Pothos N’joy Varieties and Similar Plants
There are plenty of similar Pothos varieties to choose from.
Some of them are:
- Jade Pothos
- Neon Pothos
- Cebu Blue Pothos
- Snow Queen Pothos
- Marble Queen Pothos
- Golden Pothos
- Happy Leaf Pothos
- Jessenia Pothos
All of them have a similar routine when it comes to their daily attention.
Pothos N’joy Problems
Pests aren’t specifically known to attack Pothos, but it can happen sometimes. Mainly if you opted for outdoor growing. It can be affected by spider mites, mealybugs, and scale.
You should regularly check underneath the leaves and in crevices for pests. If it happens to be contaminated, you can buy some pesticides in your local garden shop.
Just ask the workers which one is the best and always read the instructions on the label before using it.
One of the methods of keeping it safe is to rub your leaves with neem oil as it removes dust which can affect the health conditions.
Njoy Pothos turning yellow
There are numerous reasons why the leaves on your plant are turning yellow, and none of them are good. Firstly, you shouldn’t panic because it can possibly be a sign of your plant changing its leaves.
It gets rid of the old ones to switch its center of attention to the new ones. Then again, it is also a sign that your plant is subjected to root rot due to constant overwatering.
Always keep an eye on the water levels, and have a drainage hole. Likewise, if the soil is too dry it will cause the leaves to turn yellow so try to have a balance.
The reason behind this is purely because you were exposing it to too little light. Remember, bright indirect light to light shade is a perfect combination for bigger leaves. Also, it can be a sign that your plant isn’t healthy.
Can it clean the air?
Yes indeed. Pothos plants are known to have the ability to remove common household toxins from the air. There was even a NASA study that determined that it acts as an air purifier.
Does Njoy Pothos like to be misted?
It can certainly be misted, especially in the summertime. In case of choosing that option, make sure to reduce your watering routine drastically to not risk excessive fluid.
What is the best container to have it in?
As it is highly adaptable, it can grow in any kind of container. It thrives in moist structures therefore avoid clay pots because they tend to wick the moisture away from the soil.
Plastic is the best solution for holding the most moisture. If you’re looking to what to put it in solely for aesthetic reasons, we suggest you get a hanging pot. With the vines falling down it makes the whole plant look majestic.
Is it toxic?
Being from the Araceae (aroid) plant family it is toxic. and should be kept away from any pets or small children who can ingest the plant by accident. You should visit a doctor if by any means it gets eaten.l
Generally speaking, Pothos plants are a breeze when it comes to taking care of them and that goes for Pothos Njoy. That is why many people choose to have them in their home.
Due to its brighter variegation, it’s common that they will be a part of some indoor decoration.
It doesn’t come with many problems and you should definitely consider getting one.
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