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Here is one extremely low-maintenance, easy to grow, and recommended indoor plant especially for beginners. This variegated plant from Pothos is surely easy to maintain and requires less attention than any usual plant.
This beautiful trailing vine that can almost adjust to any temperature and lighting has originated in French Polynesia. Lime green, heart-shaped leaves, and at many times a slow grower, this plant couldn’t be expected to flower when planted indoors.
Though this plant adapts to lighting, temperatures, and gives you less of a worry. It still needs proper care treatment to be able to survive and give you its beautiful lime green variegation
Jessenia Pothos Plant Care Basics
Jessenia Pothos can be considered the rarest type of Pothos. It’s very low-maintenance to the point that it can forgive a little negligence. But this rare Pothos can bid your collection goodbye if not being given the little attention it needs.
Below are the needed information and basic care tips that you need to know for you to grow your own Jessenia Pothos plants. So to be able to master the growth of your Pothos, here are the basics!
Botanical Name: Epipremnum aureum
Other names: Jessenia Pothos, Epipremnum Jessenia
Plant Type: Tropical vine plant.
Exposure to Sunlight: Moderate, indirect exposure but has low light tolerance.
Soil Type: Well-draining standard soil, tolerable to any type of soil.
Color: Lime to dark green
Water: Moderate, accepts dry out soil within next waters.
Favorable Climate: Tropical Climate
Preferable Fertilizer: Balanced liquid houseplant fertilizer if the soil doesn’t have added fertilizer.
Propagation: Stem cuttings
Toxicity Warning: Toxic in nature. Can cause irritation to animal pets and humans.
Height: 10 feet indoors while it can grow 30 feet in the wild
Origin: French Polynesia
Best Potting Mix
For your jessenia pothos, the soil is essential. It provides the support that allows the plant to remain erect. It is also the medium through which your plant collects water and nutrients. As a result, selecting the proper type of soil is critical in pothos maintenance.
Luckily, Jessenia Pothos is not that picky when it comes to its soil. However, if you want it to grow appropriately and healthy, you need to use fertile soil with good drainage. Of course, this plant can also grow using normal garden soil but adding on perlite will enhance the drainage property of the soil. Adding some organic compost, or vermicompost/wormcast to your soil mix can help on accelerating the growth of your plant.
Watering Jessenia Pothos is easy and it’s not much of hard work. But this doesn’t mean that you’ll not put extra effort into it. This kind of plant doesn’t require regular watering sessions and can handle being dry for a while. You can notice right away whenever the plant is parched because its leaves will droop, giving it a dull appearance. You don’t want your plant to lose its brightness and beauty, right?
To prevent that, always remember that Jessenia Pothos doesn’t prefer having wet feet. Like other plants of its kind, they don’t like being overwatered for it may cause root rot. As a result, it’s best not to water it too much or too often. Waterlogging can also be avoided by planting it in well-draining soil.
The Jessenia Pothos plant light requirement is medium to bright, indirect sunlight. Your plant needs a perfect lighting condition to maintain the variegation of its leave shiny and proper. This plant can thrive in low light conditions, however, it may cause losing its leaves variegation.
The perfect spot for your plant is an east-facing or a north-facing window. However, be careful not to expose your plant under direct sunlight for an extended amount of time for it may burn the plant’s leaves.
Temperature & Humidity Requirement
There’s a wide range of temperature that this plant can withstand. Placing it in an area where the temperature range is somewhere that’s above 50o and below 90oF will surely make your plant happy. This plant doesn’t like too high or too low temperature.
Keep in mind that this plant is not tolerant to frost or cold weather conditions and might die if you place it in an area with a temperature that’s below 50 degrees. Planting it outside is only a smart idea if you live in USDA zones 10 and 11.
Jessenia can survive in both low and high humidity levels. However, under higher humidity levels, the plant grows vigorously. This plant thrives in both wet and dry environments. As a result, no matter where you live, you can cultivate this plant happily. Misting is once or twice a week can also help on keeping the air moist. You can also get a humidifier if that’s what you prefer.
Jessenia Pothos are light feeders. The quantity of fertilizer that you need to apply depends on the potting soil that you’re using. If your potting soil already has a fertilizer included in it, avoid feeding it until the dosage runs out. If it doesn’t have any fertilizer included, you need to feed it yourself.
Applying a balanced liquid houseplant fertilizer every month during the growing season will ensure your plant’s growth. As we always know, too much is bad. See to it that you’re not overfeeding your plant for plant food leaves salt, and if it builds up, it can cause your plant’s leaves or roots to burn
The best method for propagating Jessenia Pothos plants is through stem cutting. To do so, make sure that you sterilize your knife or the blade first. Then, cut a tip cutting that is 4-6 inches long. Make sure the cutting has at least two root nodes.
After you’re done, place the cutting in water or soil that drains effectively. After two to four weeks, your cutting will grow its own roots. If your plant now has roots that are one to two inches long, it’s now ready to be replanted.
Any pot is okay as long as it has at least one drainage hole on the bottom. Having a drainage hole is important for it allows the excess water to drain so that the soil doesn’t become waterlogged. Clay pots make the soil dry easily, so it needs frequent watering.
On the other hand, plastic pots keep more moisture so you don’t need to water them often. But you still need to check it often. Because this plant produces long vines, it is better to provide it with some support. A hanging basket is another best option too. Repot in a one to two-inch larger container whenever you notice root bound symptoms.
The Epipremnum aureum Jessenia pothos grows more slowly than the Golden Pothos or Cebu Blue Pothos. This trailing leaf vine can grow up to 30 feet in the wild while it grows 10 feet if grown as an indoor plant.
Jessenia Pothos Varieties and Similar Plants
One particular plant that is similar and always mistaken as Jessenia Pothos is the Marble Queen Pothos. Though there are a lot of Pothos you may choose to partner with your Jessenia Pothos, or you may add to your collection of Pothos such as:
Pearls and Jade Pothos
Marble Queen Pothos
Jessenia Pothos Diseases & Pests
As an easy grower as it is, Jessenia Pothos do not often attract pests and diseases but it is not impossible for some common houseplant pests to visit your Jessenia. You may find mealybugs, scales, or thrips, which all can be easily wiped away with a cotton ball soaked in rubbing alcohol or mild insecticidal soap with water.
Root rotting and fungus can harm your Jessenia Pothos when overwatered or over misted. Make sure to allow excess moisture to drain, and do not be comfortable with your Jessenia Pothos sitting in the water for a long period of time. The fungus can be a problem when the leaves of your plant stay wet after misting. Do not leave the leaves wet for a long period of time.
Frequently Asked Questions
Jessenia Pothos are often mistaken for Marble Pothos because they almost look alike, yet when placed together, you will see how their leaves have different patterns and shapes.
Global Green Pothos is just another Pothos variety that is being compared to Jessenia Pothos. Though their differences can be easily pointed out as Jessenia Pothos have different shapes of leaves, have small marks of lime green, and Golden Green has light green marks.
Yes. Your Jessenia Pothos has this amazing ability to absorb polluted gases in the air, so when planting Jessenia, you can also say hello to clean, fresh air, because your Jessenia Pothos is an air purifier.
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