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Manjula Pothos: Growing and Care Guide

Scientific name: Epipremnum aureum; HANSOTI14| Common name: Manjula Pothos; happy leaf

Loves:  Sunlight, water 👍🏽 | Hates: Cold temperatures 👎🏿

Table of Contents

1 Identification

2 When to Plant

3 Where to Plant

4 Propagating Manjula Pothos

5 Pruning Manjula Pothos

6 Growing & Care Tips

Manjula Pothos is a beautiful, superstar-designed plant that is easy to care for, for those looking for a casual gardening experience in your home or garden. It is part of the Pothos family and, therefore, is very adaptable and resilient to its surroundings. However, there is a lot of information regarding it, and in this grow and care guide, you will find everything you need to know about caring for your own Manjula Pothos.

1 Identification

The Manjula Pothos originates from India and is wrongly considered to be a Floridian, due to the similarities with the Pearl and Jade Pothos. Crafted from multiple plant mutations, it soon got crafted into a beautiful, green plant that is great to be added to your home. Here are its identifiable features:

  • Leaves: Its leaves will have a steady range of shades of green and an assortment of sizes. There are also variations of this colour, including cream, silver, and white. The plant may need more water, humidity, or sunlight if the leaves are yellow, green, or drooping.
  • Formation: Manjula has a steady but consistent growth rate and will grow faster than other variants like the marble queen pothos. Because it originates from East Asia, it loves humidity but not too much sunlight, so it is worth growing them in a greenhouse for better results.  
  • Height: The usual height a Manjula Pothos can reach is between 20 and 40 feet.
  • Spread: The maximum spread it can reach is up to 6ft long, with a 3ft width when grown indoors.
  • Flowers: As a houseplant, it will not bloom for flowers, although its leaf sizes will remain small or medium-sized. However, if grown outdoors, the leaves will be largened.
  • Identifying Features: Like other Pothos plants, Manjula is commonly recognised for its size and pleasant nature. Its appearance adds a casual mood to your home and will help cleanse the air.

2 When to Plant

The best time to plant a Manjula Pothos is during the early spring so that by the time summer comes around, it can soak in more humidity and sunlight for it to grow. During the colder months, consider adding an extra layer of soil at the top for extra warmth and give it more water than usual for it to stay healthy and keep the leaves a healthy colour.

 

hanging manjula pothos plant

3 Where to Plant     

You can plant a Manjula Pothos in any environment, providing there is plenty of light but not in direct sunlight. Whilst it loves humidity, too much sunlight can be harmful for the leaves and scorch them.

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4 Propagating Manjula Pothos

Like most plants, you can easily propagate Manjula Pothos using stem cuttings. This process will allow a fuller extension of the plant’s growth, and each stem you propagate will begin branching too.

Rooted cuttings can also be repotted back in their original potting to make the mother plant larger. The propagation process of Manjula Pothos involves:

  1. Measure your stem cuttings to a length of 4-5 inches and cut below the leaf/node.
  2. Remove the leaves from the bottom section of the cutting and place the exposed stem in water for extra nutrition.
  3. You should place the propagated cuttings in bright but indirect sunlight. Add regularly changed water per week to keep the cuttings fresh.
  4. Roots should begin to shape within a few weeks. When they are at least an inch long, you can place these cuttings in a well-drained and moist potting mix.
  5. Ensure the cuttings remain moist for the first fortnight after planting so that the roots remain acclimatized. After this period, you can start a regular watering routine.

5 Pruning Manjula Pothos

The Manjula Pothos is a patented variant, meaning you cannot sell cuttings grown from propagation. However, you can prune it to help the growth process of it if you want it to look tidier or if you need to remove dead leaves.

small green manjula pothos plant in a dark background

 

6 Growing & Care Tips

  • Watering: The top layers should consist of 2-3 inches of soil so it can dry out better between waterings. Because Manjula Pothos is a resilient plant, it can withstand being left neglected for a short period. Give it a small dose of watering per week.  
  • Fertilising: Fertilising Manjula Pothos regularly is not necessary. However, you can use a balanced liquid fertiliser once a month for better results during its growing season. It also needs regular feeds during the spring and summer.
  • Soil: The Manjula Pothos requires a well-drained potting mix and is comfortable using standard indoor soil too. If you add an extra layer of perlite, this will allow more drainage.
  • Pests: As it is considered a household plant, Manjula Pothos is vulnerable to mealybugs, fungus gnats, and spider mites. Use insecticidal soap or neem oil as soon as you notice signs of infection. Pest checks should be a regular part of your care routine.
  • Infection: Similar to pests, treat infection issues the same way. Usually, if the leaves are yellow, brown, or drooping, the Manjula requires more water, humidity, or sunlight.

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Get on the Manjula Pothos Pathway

With its steady growth and caring techniques, you cannot afford to miss out on purchasing and to grow your own Manjula Pothos today. It is a plant for which you can easily set time aside and will help add more colour to your home and garden. Keep it out of reach of other living creatures, and let it thrive in the sunlight along the rest of your plant range, and you will have a happy leafy family!

FAQs

How cold can Manjula Pothos tolerate?

If you are growing Manjula Pothos in the UK or other countries with low temperatures, it will have a low tolerance level to this. It prefers temperatures up to 32°C / 90°F, and anything above this can also worsen the development or growth of the plant.

Is Manjula Pothos toxic?

It is toxic if ingested by humans, dogs, cats, or other animals. Due to its calcium oxalate crystals, these can cause issues including blood in urine, severe discomfort, and skin and mouth irritation.

Does Manjula Pothos have a scent?

Some consider the Manjula Pothos to have a scent that resembles the smell of apples. The flowers and vine can also generate a similar, sweet aroma too.

Sources

https://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/agriculture/soils/soil-testing-and-analysis/plant-nutrients#:~:text=Soil%20is%20a%20major%20source,are%20calcium%2C%20magnesium%20and%20sulfur.

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