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Manjula Pothos Plant Guide: How to Grow and Care for your plant the right way (including 4 decoration ideas)!

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Are you ready to be mesmerized by the most beautiful Pothos variety you have ever did see?

It doesn’t matter if you are a die-hard gardening enthusiast or not; you will surely love the pretty and rare to find Manjula plant from the Pothos family, included in the ‘Vining Plants’ category. It can literally become the center of attraction in your home, especially indoors.

 It is known as the Happy Leaf; the Manjula Pothos Plant has super green edges with wavy white splashes. Trust me; Manjula photos plant looks magical and wondrous to the eye!

Moreover, Manjula photos require zero maintenance; all you need to do is feed and water it with a liquid houseplant fertilizer, which will bloom like a butterfly. The leaves of the Pothos Manjula plant can grow from anywhere between 20 to 40 feet.

Also, the thing we love about this plant is the variation of stunning color splashes in its heart-shaped leaves; from green to cream to white to silver, you’ll find them all! Manjula pothos requires care.

However, the Manjula plant doesn’t produce flowers. So if you have a brown thumb but love minimalistic, heart-shaped green plants, then Manjula plants are the perfect option!

Let’s move ahead and dive into the characteristics and more details about the Happy Plant!

Characteristics of the Manjula Pothos Plant

OriginIt is Native to the Solomon Islands
Botanical NameEpipremnum Aureum Manjula
MaintenanceRequires Low Maintenance
LightLow to high both
Temperature60 to 80 degrees
ToxicityIt is toxic and poisonous to both humans and animals if ingested
FloweringThe plant doesn’t produce flowers.
Other names  Epipremnum (Happy Leaf)
Maximum Size Can grow up to 40 feet
PropagationThe easiest way to propagate them is stem cutting
How to care of Manjula Pothos Plant.

How to care for the Manjula Pothos Plant?

As mentioned above, Manjula Pothos is a very easy-peasy plant and requires low maintenance. Still, there are a few ways in which you can help this beauty stay fresh and healthy! After all, plants are living things, and they also require a little bit of care to stay happy!

Light 

The Manjula Pothos is a beginner-friendly plant and not too stubborn in terms of lighting. It can conveniently tolerate low, medium, or bright light – as long as they are indirect. Yes, one thing this plant hates is direct sunlight!

Direct sunlight and rays will shrink its leaves while making them lose their lovely colors. That is why you need to find the perfect spot for it with a bright, indirect light to make its beauty look more prominent and vibrant.

The plant has no problem with dim light conditions, but it will grow relatively slow, smaller, and produce light-colored leaves in the sunlight. If you want your plant to be bright and vibrant, keep it away from dark and shady areas.

Instead, place it somewhere with indirect, bright, and filtered light. For your plant’s best care, you must know How Much Light Does Your Plant Needs?

Temperature

The Manjula Pothos plant is not exactly a fan of frosty and cold weather and can’t survive in it. Instead, it requires moderate and warm weather to bloom and thrive to its fullest.

Hence, the ideal temperature for growing the Manjula Pothos plant is between 60 to 80 degrees.

That is why it is usually grown as a houseplant, especially in cold places. The temperature requirements are a little hard to manage indoors; therefore, you can also place it outdoors, as long as you keep it away from direct sunlight.

Humidity

Just like the warm temperature, the Manjula Pothos plant also requires medium to high humidity levels – 50% to 70% ideally.

Don’t worry this level of humidity is very convenient to maintain at home; we will tell you how:

If you live in an area where the humidity levels are naturally high, you won’t have to do a thing for the plant to grow. However, if you are living in a dry place, you can take the following measures to keep the Manjula Pothos healthy:

1.      Place the plant in the bathroom every day for some time.

2.      Place it in a group of other plants.

3.      Get a small-sized humidifier.

Watering

The Manjula Pothos plant doesn’t require gallons of water or frequent watering to survive. See, we told you it is low maintenance.

All you need to do is water it once a week during spring and summer and once in two weeks during autumn and winter.

Watering Plants

Why? Because the plant tends to grow more during spring and summer. Hence, it requires more watering. While on the other hand, the growing process slows down in autumn and winter, so once in two weeks is perfect.

Soil

The Manjula Pothos loves a balanced form of soil – not too dry and not too wet. Therefore, it would be best to use well-draining and moist soil in the pot, with pH levels between 6.0 to 6.5.

You can use both, a standard houseplant potting soil or an acidic one – as per your desire. However, keep in mind to dig drainage holes in your plant container to prevent excessive moisture.

Fertilizing

As Manjula Pothos is a low-maintenance plant, you don’t need to store tons of plant food for it. Just a simple, balanced, and good-quality houseplant fertilizer would work best for you.

The plant can also survive without fertilizer; if you’re too laid back to add some, still, you should feed it for better growth and health.

Make sure that the fertilizer has enough nitrogen and that you do not overfeed your plant. Feeding it once every 2 or 4 weeks would be ideal!

Grooming and Maintenance

Just like every other living thing, the Manjula Pothos also deserves a little bit of grooming to look presentable! All you need to do is trim its black stems regularly. This way, the plant will have controlled growth and will maintain a neat and beautiful shape.

Manjula Pothos Home Decoration Ideas

So you have the Manjula Pothos plant now and no clue about how to decorate and style it?

No worries, here are a few fun and creative ideas for you:

Hanging Basket

Place the Manjula Pothos plant in a beautiful hanging basket and hang it anywhere in your house for a beautiful look.

Tabletop

Want to go stylish? Place the plant in any container and put it on a tabletop. It will be pleasing to the eyes!

Wooden Pot

Put the plant in a small wooden pot and place it in any corner for a traditional and old-school look.

Glass Jars

Place the plant in crystal clear glass jars for a modern, classy, yet minimalistic look.

Propagation of Manjula Pothos:

You can easily propagate Manjula photos by stem cuttings you take cuttings it will not only help you to create new plants that you can share with friends, but it will also support fuller growth on your plant, as every stem that is cut will begin to branch.

 To make your plant larger you can also report the rooted cuttings back in the original post, rather than creating new plants. To propagate your Manjula pothos by stem cuttings, follow these steps:

  • You need to take stem cuttings that are 4-5 inches long, ensuring that you cut directly below a leaf/node.
  • Then remove the leaves from the bottom half of the cutting, and submerge the exposed stem in water using a jar or some other container.
  • After that, place the cutting(s) in a location that receives bright, indirect light and replaces the water every week to ensure it stays fresh.
  • After a few weeks, you will notice roots beginning to grow. Once the roots are at least an inch long, you can replant the cuttings in a pre-moistened, well-draining potting mix.
  • Then, Keep the cuttings evenly moist for the first 1-2 weeks after planting to help the roots acclimate to the soil. After the first couple of weeks, you can start to resume a regular watering schedule.

Potting of Manjula Pothos Plants

You must use a well-draining potting mix that can hold some moisture. It means that when you water your plant, most of the water will drain out from the pot, but the potting mix will hold the light amount of moisture this plant likes.

You should get a general houseplant potting mix with perlite to achieve this.

Repotting of Manjula Pothos Plants:

You can repot your Manjula Pothos when it becomes root bound. This pothos is not as fast-growing as some of its relatives, so you don’t need to worry about doing this too often.

You’ll get to know when your plant is root bound when:

  • You see, roots are coming out of the pot’s drainage holes.
  • Or roots are swirled heavily around the bottom of the pot
  • Stunted growth or sad-looking growth.

You can confirm this by looking for one of the above two signs. You must use a pot one size up from its current pot, and make sure it has a drainage hole!

Varieties & Similar Plants

There are some popular cultivars of Scindapsus pictus available on the market. You can have the ‘Argyraeus’ variety which is predominantly green and tends to produce smaller leaves on a whole (so better suited to terrariums too).

There’s a plant also Scindapsus pictus ‘Exotica’, which is just as beautiful with larger, darker green leaves and more prominent variegated leaves than ‘Argyraeus’, and ‘Silvery Anne’ which has so much variegation the leaves are often mainly silver.

Although not a true Pothos, many in the Epipremnum aureum family are worth a look if you’re interested in exotic tropical vines. See the exciting Neon Pothos, the white and green Njoy Pothos, Pearls, and Jade, Marble Queen Pothos, or Manjula Pothos.

Common Issues of the Manjula Pothos

The thing we love about Manjula Pothos is that it causes no diseases at all. There are a few issues with Pests, but very rare. Let’s have a look.

Pests

Manjula Pothos is very less likely to grow pests. However, the only pest it’s likely to attract is mealybugs. Mealybugs love warmth and humidity, just like the Manjula Pothos. Mealybugs look like tiny cotton balls, and they eat the stem of your plants.

To get rid of them, you need to spray a water and insecticide solution on the plant and kill them. Later, remove the dead bugs with alcohol pads.

Root Rot

Like all the other plants, Manjula Pothos can also suffer from root rot – brown leaves, sick look, and rotten stems. To prevent this, make sure never to overwater your plant and allow the pot to drain properly. Also, if you notice rotten roots (black stems), make sure you cut them as soon as possible.

Why should you have a Manjula Pothos at Home?

Apart from its beauty, many other incredible benefits make Manjula Pothos a great houseplant. Here are some:

  • It is one of the most low-maintenance and easiest plants to grow.
  • The plant also helps in purifying the air from carbon monoxide and other toxins.
  • It is incredibly effective for getting rid of unwanted odors.

The Manjula Pothos plant works like a charm in getting rid of eye allergies, infections, and irritation.

Risks Associated with Manjula Pothos

This blooming plant is undoubtedly a fresh breath of air, but like all beautiful things, Manjula Pothos also has some potential risks involved with it. Let’s take a look at them:

Toxic for Humans

The Manjula Pothos plant is highly toxic for kids and grownups of all ages. If ingested, humans can face a lot of conditions like stomach cramps, nausea, vomiting, and mouth sores.

So, keep the plant away from your kids. However, these symptoms can be easily cured with medications.

Toxic for Pets

Just like humans, the plant is also toxic and poisonous to all types of pets when ingested. Therefore, it is essential to keep your pets away from the plant and keep an eye on their activities.

Still, if they consume it somehow, run to the vet immediately and get their stomach washed. Now that you have gone through all the details about the happy Manjula Pothos plant, we are sure you are all ready to buy this for your home or office.

It will not only enhance your space with a beautiful look but provide you with some incredible health benefits as well. Just make sure to take care of this pretty things.

FAQs

How big can Manjula pothos grow?

Manjula pothos can grow to be a large plant, growing up to 10 feet or more high. They can be grown indoors or outdoors. If grown indoors, they typically reach heights of 9-10 feet tall. These plants require lots of sunlight and should be kept in a well-hydrated environment.

When grown outdoors they can grow up to 40 feet and they need lots of shade and water. They can also be grown on porches and patios if there is enough sun exposure.

Does Manjula pothos like to be root bound?

The plant will start to turn yellow and wilting. The leaves will droop. If your plant is getting rootbound, the leaves might look yellow and mushy or they may start to fall off. It’s a sign that your pothos is becoming rootbound.

The best way to keep your Pothos happy and healthy is to repot it before it gets root bound. You can tell when your Pothos is rootbound when you can’t fit your hand into the soil anymore because the roots are circling the bottom of the pot.

Why is my Manjula getting brown spots?

Because your Manjula is not used to the sunlight. it makes it get a brownish color. If you have a Manjula plant, please ensure to keep the plants indoors or covered with a canopy. If you are growing it indoors, make sure to water them frequently and give them enough sunlight.

Written by Chris Buckland

Hello, I’m Chris. I’m a houseplant expert. I have been Cultivating and Growing Houseplants for 20 years. Plants are like my children. I love to write about Indoor plants and share my experience. That's why I started writing everything I know about houseplants.

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