How To Care For Your Manjula Pothos

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Manjula Pothos (Epipremnum Aureum ‘Manjula’) is a captivating houseplant renowned for its stunning variegated foliage and easy care. This plant is a cultivar of the popular Epipremnum species and exhibits striking heart-shaped leaves adorned with beautiful splashes of cream, green, and silver. Its vibrant variegation adds an eye-catching touch to any room. Being a low-maintenance plant, Manjula Pothos is an ideal choice for beginners and experienced plant parents alike. In this article, we will delve into the world of Manjula Pothos care, equipping you with expert tips and techniques to ensure your plant thrives and becomes the star of your indoor jungle.


This plant was created in India. The Manjula Epipremnum was specifically cultivated for the houseplant market by Hansoti to be the most beautiful Epipremnum on the market. It is a fairly new cultivation in the houseplant market because it was only introduced in 2010. Mature variations are difficult to find because it’s such a new plant on the market most people are still learning the care for one long term. The biggest issue is that everyone treats it like a standard golden Pothos and it can live that way. It’s a very hearty plant but to truly thrive takes some knowledge.


Manjula needs more light than most Pothos. Their foliage is bigger and comes in more white and grows greener as the new leaf hardens off. This means the plant is susceptible to leaf burn in too strong of a light but too little light and you will have more green sooner. To get that beautiful marble-balanced look keep your plant in bright indirect light. The sheer curtain over an afternoon-lighted window or directly under a grow light prevents burning while keeping that beautiful variegation.


Manjula Pothos are pretty drought tolerant but using an airy mix and watering often, while barely letting the soil dry out is what helps them grow the quickest. If allowed to dry out fully too often, it slows the growth and can occasionally lead to crispy tips and eventually leaf loss. It definitely needs more water than other Pothos possibly because its leaves are larger and more chunky instead of spear-shaped.


Fertilize regularly. A monthly feed of 9:3:6 plant food like foliage pro works really well and gives the perfect ratio of nutrients. If you cannot find that any fertilizer is better than none. Slow-release fertilizer works well for Manjula too. They are not heavy feeders but their growth does slow if they do not get the nutrients they need.

How to size up the leaves

You can let your Manjula hang and watch the leaves grow smaller. However, if you want larger leaves or to watch this beautiful plant mature then it needs to climb. Give it a moss pole, plank, or trellis. Really anything to climb will work. They are an Epipremnum and are epiphytic so they would climb naturally in nature.

Soil mix

Manjula are not too picky about their mix. The best is an epiphytic mix. Something moisture-retentive while still well draining. You can use 75% potting mix and 25% perlite or an equal mix of bark, sphagnum, and perlite works well. You could also do 50% orchid mix and 50% potting soil. There are many options available. It just depends on your watering habits.


Manjula like other Epipremnum are easily propagated with a node. You make a cut below a node and then place the cutting in the medium of your choice. It will root faster in warmer temperatures and brighter light. You could also air layer around the node you wish to propagate and have a fully rooted plant to pot up in the media of your choice.


Manjula are very hardy plants and only need a higher humidity when rooting. They can handle a wide variety of humidity percentages. 40%-70% humidity is generally their range. Too much humidity and they could get leaf diseases while too low they can get dry edges and be susceptible to pests.

Pests and diseases

Manjula is a very tough plant and rarely succumbs to pests. Mealy bugs and Scale are the most common pests on this plant. Be sure to check your plant regularly. They can also get thrips and spider mites but those don’t seem to stick around very long. The leaves are fairly thick and the plant is usually healthy enough to fight them off so they move to easier more delicious plants. You can treat any of these pests with insecticidal soap or rubbing alcohol and a Q-tip.


Manjula Epipremnum can handle a large range of temperatures as well. They are very tolerant. Anything in the range of 60°f-95°f is fine. They do not like cold drafts or freezing temperatures though. Be sure to keep the temperatures consistent and keep in mind cooler temperatures will slow the growth of your plant.

We hope the care guide has provided you with valuable insights and expert tips to cultivate a thriving and vibrant plant. By understanding the specific needs of your Manjula you can create an optimal environment for its growth and showcase its captivating variegation.

Remember, as with any plant, observation, and adaptability are key. Pay attention to your Manjula Pothos, and adjust your care routine as necessary to meet its individual requirements. With proper lighting, watering, temperature, and pruning, your Manjula Pothos will reward you with lush foliage and a touch of natural beauty in your home.


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