There are lots of great pothos plants to consider that are beautiful, easy to care for, and unique, but one that is sometimes overlooked is the Njoy Pothos. This wonderfully variegated plant with contrasting white and green is great, and we’re here to tell you all about it.
This article covers:
- What Njoy Pothos is and what it looks like
- How to care for it including the right amount of water and light
- Common problems and what you can do about them
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What is Njoy Pothos?
Native to the South Pacific, Epipremnum aureum, or Njoy Pothos, is a relatively new cultivar that was first born in 2002 after a naturally occurring mutation impacted the growth of a Marble Queen Pothos plant. However, it still looks quite different from Marble Queens because of a few distinct features.
Njoy Pothos plants have smaller leaves that are not all uniform in shape and size. Also, the variation is great between white and green but has a different pattern than other pothos varieties.
Another name for the Njoy Pothos is Devil’s Ivy, which is suitable because this type of pothos plant looks more like ivy than its brothers and sister due to the white edges on the personality-driven green leaves.
If you want to see what it looks like and learn how to repot the plant as well as other tips and tricks, check out this great video!
How to Care for Njoy Pothos
Caring for Njoy Pothos is pretty easy, but you have to know how to do so. Why? Because it’s a tropical plant that wants the right amount of light, humidity, water, and other factors! That’s exactly what this section will help you do so that you can grow the brightly colored, healthy growing, and romantically charming Njoy Pothos…to enjoy!
This plant type was originally grown in a greenhouse underneath the hot Mumbai sunlight, but it was with a shade cloth that filtered out 50% of the natural light.
If you are growing it in your home instead of a greenhouse, you still want to encourage bright, indirect light so that the light rays don’t damage the leaves. That means you can keep it a few feet away from a decently sunny window. While too much sunlight can burn the leaves, too little sunlight can cause the plant to struggle with growth, coloration, and displayed leaves.
We recommend growing your Njoy Pothos on a south-facing windowsill where it will get a little direct sunlight, but not too much that can burn the leaves. However, you can probably have success in any window but may have to play around with the distance from the sunlight, shade, and other factors. It’s important because the right amount of sun will improve the coloration and variegation.
Njoy Pothos plants like moisture and lots of it, but they are also pretty resilient and can withstand lower water levels for a little while. You should strive to water as soon as the top quarter inch of soil is completely dry. You always want to thoroughly water and ensure that it flows through drainage holes on the bottom of the pot.
If you overwater the plant, then it can develop root rot, so you definitely don’t want to do that. In fact, because of its resilience, it’s better to slightly underwater than to overwater, despite the fact that Njoy Pothos is a tropical plant that adores water.
Check out the common problems section below to learn more about what to look for with too much or too little water.
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Pothos plants aren’t too picky when it comes to soil, but using the best type of soil will still help with fast lush growth, so it’s definitely something you want to do when you get your Njoy Pothos.
You can easily use a tropical terrarium mix or any generic aroid mix and it should do just fine as long as it offers a balance of water retention and well-draining characteristics.
If you want to make your own mix, then you can use a coco coir base and then add equal parts earthworm castings, orchid bark, and perlite.
You can also use pumice instead of perlite if you prefer. Make sure that the soil doesn’t become compacted and when you water always make sure that the water can flow through and out the bottom of the pot.
Temperature and Humidity
Originally grown in warm temperatures between 54 and 95 degrees Fahrenheit (12 to 35 degrees Celsius), the Njoy Pothos plant isn’t very picky under normal household conditions.
In fact, you may not have to do anything at all to satisfy the plant so you can still remain comfortable and happy yourself! It may be even more tolerant than that too with both warmer and cooler temperatures.
Since, as mentioned previously, Njoy Pothos is a tropical plant that loves humid tropical conditions, humidity may be more of a concern for you than temperature.
Somewhere between 60 and 90% humidity is usually just right for this plant to grow happily with good coloration. This may require a humidifier, especially in dryer climates and drought conditions.
The Njoy Pothos plant has an incredibly lovely growth rate which means it can grow quickly, which is usually a good thing because it keeps the plant youthful, luscious, and bright.
Not only that, but despite the fast-growing nature of this particular pothos plant, it also maintains a compact shape, which means it’s perfect for indoor growth even if you don’t have a ton of room to spare.
You can prune regularly during the growing seasons of spring and summer to keep it looking full, growing fast, and looking vigorous. If you want, the Njoy Pothos is a great option for a hanging basket and you can even encourage it to climb a moss pole if you like that aesthetic.
If you notice that the plant isn’t growing as fast as you’d hoped, then you can try fertilizer as long as you are still in the growing season. However, as a light feeder, fertilizer is usually not necessary. If you do decide on fertilizer, use something nicely balanced and properly diluted once or twice each year, preferably starting near the beginning of the Spring season.
All pothos plants are easy to propagate using stem cuttings and the Njoy Pothos variety is absolutely no different when it comes to the ease of sprouting stem cuttings in water.
Simply make a clean cut with sterilized scissors directly beneath the leaf node, then submerge the stem portion in water to wait for roots to sprout and form.
It will take a few weeks, usually somewhere between 3 and 6 weeks until you can visually see the baby roots that are ready for transfer to a pot. Then, you can simply follow the regular care tips, tricks, and directions from the rest of this article to grow as many Njoy Pothos plants as you want!
Common Problems with Njoy Pothos
There are some common problems that you may encounter as you grow your Njoy Pothos plant. Most are easily addressed, but it can be good to know ahead of time what to do when some of these issues arise. That way you can take care of them before the problems grow and develop into more serious damage for your Njoy Pothos house plant.
Let’s look at the most common problems, their causes, and their solutions.
If the leaves of your Njoy Pothos plant start turning yellow, the best plan is to identify the underlying cause. Why? Because there are a lot of possible causes of yellow leaves.
If the leaves that are turning yellow are the oldest leaves on your plant, then it may not be a problem at all and just requires a little pruning.
However, in many cases, yellow leaves are a sign of root rot caused by overwatering. If this happens, then you will need to adjust your watering schedule, repot the plant, and remove all the affected portions of the roots.
In addition, replace the soil to ensure that it is draining enough every time you water your Njoy Pothos plant.
If your Njoy Pothos plant starts getting brown spots or completely turning brown, then you want to check a few different things to determine what’s going on with your plant.
Too much direct sunlight can scorch the leaves and cause browning. Not getting enough water can also cause brown spots to form. Finally, humidity can also influence color in this way.
Remember that you want to shoot for bright indirect light, consistently moist soil that completely dries in the top quarter inch between waterings, and only minimal fertilizer at the most twice per growing season. If you do this, then the problem should clear up relatively quickly.
Wilting leaves in your Pothos plant are caused by dehydration, which means you might not be watering your plant enough! Make sure you are watering often enough so the soil doesn’t completely dry all the way through.
You can do this by watering as soon as the first quarter to half an inch of the soil is 100% dry. Then, water thoroughly every time to ensure consistently moist soil.
If you live in a hot climate or super dry conditions, then the plant may dry out faster. That’s why it’s important to keep an eye on your plant and do what is needed by listening to its indications of problematic issues.
Final Thoughts on Njoy Pothos
Njoy Pothos is a lovely plant with great white and green coloration, but you need to know exactly how to keep it happy to ensure flourishing growth. In general, you want to keep consistent water, bright indirect lighting, and well-draining and retaining soil. In addition, you can fertilize once or twice per year and occasionally prune for even faster, more abundant growth. Enjoy your Njoy Pothos plant!