Plan on starting your own Jessenia Pothos cutting soon? Wondering how to care for it? Curious about other people’s experiences growing this plant? We’ve got everything you’ll need to keep your Pothos looking beautiful and healthy indoors or out.
The Jessenia Pothos is a very popular plant, and it’s no mystery why: it’s easy to care for, attractive, and low-maintenance. It also grows well in low-light conditions and is highly adaptable to most environments.
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About Jessenia -Pothos
Jessenia Pothos, or Epipremnum aureum ‘Jessenia,’ is a variety of the much-loved Marble Queen Pothos. Jessenia has a more compact growth habit and is much slower growing than other Pothos.
This is a plant that looks great anywhere in your home. This newer variety has yellow-green variegation instead of the traditional white-on-green seen in most varieties of Pothos.
Blotches of yellow-green variegation on mid-green leaves stand out against the background and make Jenenia Pothos an excellent option for those who want something different. This plant is also a great choice if you want something low-maintenance.
|Epipremnum aureum ‘Jessenia’
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Jessenia Pothos Care
Jessenia Pothos can be grown indoors or out. This plant is a great choice for anyone looking for a fast and quick way to add some greenery to their home. It is a very low-maintenance variety of Pothos that does not require much care at all!
Jessenia Pothos prefers bright indirect light. This plant will thrive in a south-facing window or sunlit windowsill, but it will also do well in other areas of your home as long as there is sufficient light.
If natural light is hard to come by, you can employ a grow light to supplement the plant’s needs.
Jessenia Pothos prefers well-draining potting soil. You can use regular houseplant potting soil or a specialized cactus mix, but it is essential to keep the soil lightly moist without overwatering.
Jessenia Pothos thrives in various environments as long as it regularly gets a moderate amount of water.
Water your Jessenia Pothos sparingly during the fall and winter, ensuring that the soil remains lightly moist but avoids being soggy. During spring and summer months, you can increase watering slightly to ensure that the plant does not dry out completely.
Avoid overwatering these Pothos, especially during the winter months. Overwatering can result in root rot and other fungal diseases.
Temperature and Humidity
Jessenia Pothos is a tropical plant that requires warm temperatures and high humidity. In fact, if your home does not provide enough warmth or moisture for this plant, it will start to drop leaves and die.
The ideal temperature range for this Pothos plant is between 60°F and 80°F. It’s also important to keep the plant away from drafts and maintain humidity around 50-70%.
Increase humidity by misting the leaves with room-temperature water and placing the plant in a humid room such as the bathroom.
While Jessenia Pothos is a low-maintenance plant, it does require regular fertilizer. The best way to feed this plant is with a balanced fertilizer containing nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium (NPK). This will help your plant grow strong and healthy.
Only fertilize this Pothos during the growing season (spring to summer) and avoid doing it in winter.
Plant pruning is another important part of keeping your Pothos healthy. Pothos are vine-like plants that can grow to be quite long and tangled, so regular pruning will help keep them looking tidy and attractive. You should also remove any dead, brown leaves as soon as you notice them, so they don’t attract pests or diseases.
Potting and Repotting Jessenia Pothos
Jessenia Pothos can be repotted at any time during the year, but you should try to do it at the start of the growing season. Repotting is when you move your Pothos from one pot to another, usually because the original pot is too small to grow well.
These plants usually require repotting every two years, sometimes annually, depending on the soil’s condition. A sure sign your plant needs repotting is that the roots are peeking through the drainage holes.
How to Repot (Step-by-Step)
- Remove the plant from its container by gently pulling it out of the pot. If you’re repotting a tree or shrub, dig up the root ball and plant it into your new pot.
- Check the root system to make sure that it’s not tangled or matted; if so, untangle any knots using your fingers or a pair of scissors (be careful not to break any roots).
- Fill in the new container with potting soil and add more soil until it reaches about an inch below the rim of your container.
- Plant the root ball in the soil and water the plant thoroughly until the water drains out.
Propagating Jessenia Pothos by Cuttings (Step-by-Step)
- Select a mature stem, about six inches long and at least one inch thick, with three or four leaf nodes on it. The leaf nodes should be free of any tips that have begun to form roots.
- Remove any leaves from the bottom half-inch of the stem using a sharp knife or scissors, leaving only a few leaves on top.
- Using a sharp knife or scissors, make a straight cut through the stem just above one of the leaf nodes on top.
- Dip the cutting in rooting hormone (optional).
- Fill your potting container with moistened perlite or vermiculite and plant the cutting inside.
- Keep temperatures between 70°F and 85°F during the day and no colder than 65°F at night.
- Wait for the cutting to take root, then transplant it in a new pot.
Related: How to Propagate Pothos Plants
Jessenia Pothos is not known to flower indoors. They are primarily grown for their foliage and vining nature.
Jessenia Pothos is toxic to dogs, cats, and humans. If ingested, it can cause vomiting and diarrhea. It’s best to keep these plants out of reach if you have pets or children.
NOTE: This page is not intended as a substitute for veterinary advice. The toxicity of an ingested substance varies depending on the amount ingested, the animal’s weight, and its sensitivity to specific allergens. Contact your veterinarian or local animal poison control center immediately if you think your pet may have ingested a toxic substance.
Mealybugs are the most common pest of Jessenia Pothos. You’ll know they are present if you see a lot of cottony white material on the stems and leaves. To control these pests, wash them away with water or use a small amount of isopropyl alcohol to kill them if they are not too numerous.
Scale insects are tiny, immobile creatures that feed on the sap of plants. They can appear as small black dots or bumps on the leaves and stems. If left untreated, scale infestation can kill your plant. To get rid of scale, spray your plant with insecticidal soap every two weeks until they disappear.
Spider Mites are tiny, oval-shaped bugs with eight legs and long antennae. They feed on the underside of leaves by sucking out the cell contents. You may see webbing or fine dust on your plant as a result of this feeding activity. Mites can be difficult to spot with the naked eye, so it’s important to look for other signs, such as yellowing leaves or leaf drops.
Thrips are tiny and brown, with fringed wings and a triangular body. Thrips lay eggs on the underside of leaves and feed on the tissue between veins. You’ll see white scars or streaks where they’ve been feeding.
- Placing under harsh sunlight
- Using poorly drained potting mediums
- Fertilizing during dormancy
Yellowing leaves can be caused by several factors, including overwatering, poor drainage, or a lack of sunlight. If you see yellowing leaves on your plant, check the soil for signs of moisture stress and allow it to dry out significantly between sessions. You should also ensure that your plant has plenty of room in its pot so that air can penetrate the roots more easily. Finally, move your Pothos to a bright spot if it’s not there already.
Brown leaves are usually the result of a lack of moisture. Increase your watering cadence and try to increase the ambient humidity around the plant. You can use a water tray filled with pebbles.
This is when a pothos plant grows long, thin stems with no leaves. The main cause of this is too little light. Move your Pothos to a brighter spot, and it will learn to remain compact and healthy.
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