If you’ve never grown a pothos, then try NJoy Pothos! Once you fall in love with it (and we’re confident you will), you’ll find yourself struggling to keep this beautiful vining plant from taking over your home.
Learn everything there is to know about growing and caring for NJoy Pothos—from soil selection and planting/transplanting instructions to tips for lighting, care instructions, and maintenance tips—and enjoy watching your plant grow!
in this article:
About NJoy Pothos
A cultivar of the incredibly popular Marble Queen Pothos, the NJoy Pothos is a sight to behold. Unlike its progenitor, its variegation appears as a solid color, much more distinct and pronounced.
The shape of the leaves is slightly smaller, with narrower margins. The white variegation tends to be mostly near the edges.
Like the Marble Queen, the NJoy can be trained to climb a trellis or pole. However, it is also quite happy to grow as a trailing plant on its own, cascading down from planters and hanging baskets.
|Botanical Name||Epipremnum pinnatum ‘N’Joy’|
|Common Name||NJoy Pothos, N’Joy Pothos|
|Plant Type||Evergreen Vine|
|Light||Bright, Indirect Light|
|Bloom season||Spring, Summer|
|Water needs||Low, Moderate|
|Soil||Well-Drained, Slightly Moist|
NJoy Pothos Care
The NJoy Pothos is a very easy plant to grow. It doesn’t require much from the gardener beyond having its primary care needs met.
The NJoy Pothos is a shade-tolerant plant, but it prefers bright indirect light. Direct sunlight can bleach out the variegation, so if you want to keep those white edges on your plant, try to give it some shade from direct sunlight.
The NJoy Pothos is a very adaptable plant. It can be grown in any soil as long as it has good drainage.
Peat moss amended with perlite or pumice with some orchid bark thrown in makes for an incredible recipe.
The NJoy Pothos likes to be watered thoroughly, but it should be allowed to dry out between waterings. You can tell when your plant needs to be watered by pulling up on one of the leaves. If it appears droopy or wilting, it’s wanting for some water.
Root rot is a real concern when growing pothos plants. If the potting medium is too wet for too long, it can cause root rot and kill your plant. So ensure you are watering thoroughly but allowing the water to drain immediately afterward.
Related: Underwatered vs Overwatered Pothos
Temperature and Humidity
The NJoy Pothos prefers temperatures between 60 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. It can tolerate cooler temperatures, but it will not thrive in them. Humidity should be maintained at 50 percent or higher for the best results.
Pothos plants do not need to be fertilized frequently, but they will benefit from being fed a balanced fertilizer once every month or so during the growing season (spring and summer).
If you’re unsure about the dosage or the process, you can forgo fertilization entirely and still have a perfectly healthy Pothos on your hands.
Pothos plants should be pruned as they grow to keep them looking attractive and healthy. If your plant looks unkempt or needs a little TLC, trim away any dead leaves and cut back shoots that are growing too long.
Vining Pothos need more pruning than other houseplants, so keep that in mind.
Potting and Repotting NJoy Pothos
NJoy Pothos Pothos plants are easy to care for and don’t require frequent repotting. Look for signs that your plant needs repotting. Roots peeking through the drainage holes or constantly drooping leaves are a good indicator of a need for fresh soil.
Usually, you’ll find yourself needing to repot every couple of years or so. Try to repot at the start of the growing season (spring) to give your Pothos plenty of time to recover before the winter frosts set in.
How to Repot (Step-by-Step)
- Remove the plant from its current container. Use the trowel to loosen the soil.
- Fill your new pot with soil, making sure not to pack it down too tightly. For a new pot, make sure it has drainage holes in the bottom.
- Place the pothos plant into its new container.
- Gently push down on the soil until it is firm but not compacted.
- Water the plant thoroughly, making sure not to overwater.
Propagating NJoy Pothos by Cuttings (Step-by-Step)
NJoy Pothos, like most other Pothos, can be easily propagated using stem cuttings. Cuttings are the fastest way to grow new plants. This guide will show you how to propagate Pothos by cuttings step-by-step, so you can start growing more plants in no time!
- Choose a stem that is about 6 to 8 inches long. Make sure there is at least one node on your cutting; this is where leaves attach to stems.
- Cut off the bottom leaves, leaving only a few at the top.
- Dip the cut end of your stem into rooting hormone (available at any nursery).
- Stick it into a potting mix that has been moistened with water but not soaked.
- Keep it in a warm environment out of direct sunlight until new growth appears.
Related: How to Propagate Pothos Plants
NJoy Pothos are not known to flower indoors. They are primarily grown for their foliage and vining nature.
NJoy 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 small white insects that are usually found on the stem or in the leaf axils. They suck plant juices and cause leaves to turn yellow. To control them, remove infested leaves and stems with a cotton swab dipped in alcohol or soapy water. You can also use insecticidal soap spray according to the label directions.
Scale insects are one of the most common pests that infest pothos plants. They look like little white or brown bumps on the plant’s leaves, stems, and roots. If you see these bumps, they’re likely to be scale insects. Use a cotton swab dipped in alcohol or soapy water to remove scale insects from the plant.
Spider mites are tiny, red spiderlike creatures that suck sap from pothos leaves and stems. You’ll notice webbing on your plant’s leaves when there’s a problem with mites.
Thrips are small, slender insects that feed on the leaves of pothos plants. You may see small specks around your plant that are either eggs or adult thrips.
- Placing under harsh sunlight
- Using poorly drained potting mediums
- Fertilizing during dormancy
If your plant is losing its leaves and they’re turning yellow, it’s possible that you’ve overwatered or underwatered it or that there isn’t enough light in its location. You should also check for pests such as mealybugs or spider mites on your plant if yellowing leaves are a problem.
If your pothos plant leaves are turning brown. If this is happening, it could be a sign that there’s not enough moisture going to your plant’s roots. Increase the watering cadence and see if that resolves the issue over the coming weeks.
To be safe, you should try to increase the humidity around the plant, as this could also be a potential reason for brown spots on the leaves.
Pothos plants are known sometimes to become leggy, which is when the stems of your plant become long and thin. An absence of sufficient light can cause this. The plant’s stems become thin and elongated as they extend outward in search of light. If you provide bright conditions, the plant won’t have to go through this to get what it needs.