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Did you know that this Pothos Pearls and Jade is a green and white variegated mutant of the Marble Queen pothos? The Pearls and Jade cultivar has leaves 2 1/2 to 3 inches long and 1 1/2 to 2 inches broad. The white, gray, and green colorations of pearls and Jade show in random blotches and streaks. You can expect that each leaf is unique!
Pothos is also effective at removing formaldehyde and xylene from indoor environments making them the best option for indoor plants! Another fact for this beauty is that the Pothos vines do not naturally cling to trellises and supports. Still, they can be trained onto them to give the illusion of twining. Pothos specimens can reach 30-feet in length as indoor plants, while most are managed at a much shorter, neater length.
Want to have another Pothos plant in your gardening life? Before buying them, learn first how to effectively take care of them! And we are here to guide you all throughout. Read more below to find it out.
Pearls and Jade Pothos Plant Care Basics
First, we’ve provided a table form for you for easy access to the plant’s overview.
Botanical name: Epipremnum aureum
Another name: Pothos, Golden pothos, Devil’s ivy or vine
Plant type: Vine
Exposure to sunlight: Bright, indirect light
Soil type: Well-draining
Color: Green leaves with variegated silver-gray and white hues
Favorable climate: Tropical
Preferable fertilizer: General Houseplant fertilizer
Propagation: Stem cuttings
Toxicity warning: Toxic to animals and humans
Height: 6 – 10 feet
Origin: Solomon islands
Best Potting Mix
The health of your Pearls and Jade pothos will be considerably enhanced if you use the proper potting media. One of the most important considerations is that it must drain well. Roots require oxygen to breathe, and having enough pore holes in the soil structure will aid in this process.
If you prefer to make your own potting mix, 1 part garden loam or potting soil, 1 part sand, or 2 parts peat moss are recommended growing mixtures for these leafy plants.
Pro tip: A cactus plant potting mix that drains effectively is also sufficient. A pot with holes/drain trays or gravel or small stones at the bottom of the first few inches of the container will encourage drainage.
This Jade pothos requires a moderate amount of water. Feeling the soil is the easiest way to tell if your plant needs to be watered. When it feels dry, soak the pot until all of the potting media is wet. It’s crucial to drain any surplus water and ensure there’s no stagnant water on the pot’s bottom.
Watering should also be done regularly to avoid overwatering or underwatering the plant. Because both can put the plant under a lot of strain.
Pro tip: Avoid watering the tops of the leaves where they get moist. This will result in a damp environment, which will encourage the growth of infections like fungus. When watering, make sure to direct the water to the plant’s base and into the soil.
It’s best to put these Pearls and Jade somewhere with bright, indirect light. All variegated Pothos need more light to bring out the variegation in the leaves to their full potential. Pothos leaves may also get tiny owing to a lack of light. Although the loss of variegation isn’t always harmful to the plant’s health, it does reduce the aesthetic value of your Pearls and Jade.
Direct sunshine, on the other hand, can cause leaf blistering and color fading. If treated as an outdoor plant however, place them somewhere there’s a shade or a canopy.
Temperature & Humidity Requirement
Warm temperatures of 70-80oFahrenheit (21-27oCelsius) are ideal for the Pearls and Jade Pothos. To avoid your Pothos from becoming stressed, keep the temperature as close to this range as possible. Also, Pearls and Jade is sensitive to frost. So, keep it away from drafts, as they might damage them mechanically.
Pro tip: Most plants, including Pearls and Jade Pothos, are vulnerable to temperature fluctuations. So changing their positions every time can cause them harm.
Jade and pearls Pothos prefers to thrive in humid environments. In reality, you’ll be expected to mist on a frequent basis, particularly during the dry seasons. Just remember to mist early in the morning so that it has time to evaporate.
Keep the plant in a humid area of the house, such as the kitchen or bathroom. If you’re having trouble breathing because the air is too dry, a humidifier can assist. It will rapidly boost the moisture content of the air in your home without causing you to sweat excessively. Another technique to increase humidity is to group your plants together.
Because Pearls and Jade are not heavy feeders, they will not require fertilization regularly. As a matter of fact, if the soil is healthy and rich in organic matter, fertilizer is unnecessary. However, your Pothos may want some assistance if the plant’s development is slowed and the leaves aren’t as vibrant as they once were.
Using a General houseplant fertilizer, add extra nutrients once a month. Reduce the concentration to a fourth of what was initially recommended. Look for brown stains on your plants’ leaves. This could indicate an excess of salts in the roots as a result of overfeeding. It has the potential to burn the leaves, so hold your fertilization when this happens.
Ready to multiply your Epipremnum aureum? Stem cuttings can be used to propagate Pearls and Jade. Stem cuttings are preferable because this will aid in the preservation of the variegation in your Pearls and Jade! It will have the same appearance as its mother plant.
Here’s how you will propagate these houseplants:
- Choose a stem that is healthy and has at least one leaf attached. To avoid the spread of illnesses, make sure your tools are clean and sterilized.
- Using a sharp knife or scissors, make a diagonal cut of at least 1.5 inches in length. Diagonal cuts result in a more extensive surface area, which provides more room for roots to grow.
- Put the cut section straight in soil and let it establish roots there. The roots will take around 3 to 4 weeks to form.
- As needed, water the newly propagated plant. Avoid exposing it to direct light, particularly after the propagation phase.
- You can gradually move the Pothos to a more well-lit spot once the roots have formed and established.
This Pearls and Jade houseplant is hardy in USDA zones 10-12.
Pearls and Jade are lovely indoor plants in small containers because of their modest size. To add interest, you may arrange them on top of the center table. You can use a totem to attach your Jade and Pearls Pothos. They’ll cheerfully climb a trellis or stake. You can also allow the foliage to loosen up by putting them in hanging baskets. In an indoor environment, this plant will look fantastic.
It could take a year or two for Pothos to require repotting. Pearls and jade cultivars are smaller and grow at a slower rate than other pothos cultivars. So, it doesn’t need much repotting regularly.
These Pothos plants have a proclivity towards climbing. Because they’re vines, it’s only natural that they sprawl and trail their stems. To keep your Pearls and Jade in good form, you’ll need to prune them now and then. Cutting just after a leaf node (the point at which the leaf connects to the stem) encourages the stem to branch out, resulting in a fuller plant.
Pro tip: Pruning should be done with sharp hand pruners. They’ll give you a neat cut that heals rapidly.
Pearls and Jade Pothos Varieties and Similar Plants
There are also many Pothos plants that have their unique appearance. Many distinct varieties of leaf variegation have been evolved in Pothos hybrids. With white, yellow, or light green spots interrupting the dominant deep green leaves. These are some of those beauties:
Pothos ‘Marble Queen’
Its name comes from her extreme variegation, which includes a considerable percentage of cream hue combined with tiny green dots on the leaves. Pothos’ Marble Queen’ is easy to care for, as are other Pothos cultivars. But keep in mind that you’ll need to give this one a bright spot to maintain the lovely variegation from fading.
The leaf texture of the funky Pothos ‘N’joy’ differs from some of the other cultivars. The foliage on ‘N’joy’ is thinner and more papery, giving it a more delicate appearance. The leaves are primarily green, with stunning white variegation along the edges, especially in the middle. Pothos’ N’joy’ is also ideal if you don’t have enough space for a large houseplant because its leaves are smaller than most cultivars.
The striking ‘Manjula,’ developed by the University of Florida, is unquestionably one of the more distinctive Pothos varieties available. The colors in this cultivar practically merge together, despite its small leaves and a cream-and-green variegation pattern. This results in sections of the leaves that are a mixture of cream and green.
Pearls and Jade Pothos Diseases & Pests
Although Pothos are generally pest-free, undesirable organisms from nearby plants might occasionally move hosts. Pearls and Jade have enticing foliage, and we can’t blame bugs for succumbing to its allure.
Here are they:
This scale pest is usually quiet and unobtrusive. They’ll go unnoticed until the plant becomes badly afflicted. You can control the scales in a variety of ways. The first is that once they’ve been identified, you can manually remove them. You can also destroy and wipe them off the affected parts of the Pothos with horticultural oils.
Mealybugs are the little cottony critters that you notice on the stems and leaves of your Pothos. If the infestation isn’t too bad, you can pick the mealybugs off one by one. These organisms can also be removed by dabbing them with cloth dipped in alcohol.
Aphids are tiny, green insects with soft bodies. You can spray the aphids directly using horticultural oils and insecticidal soap. This will lessen their infestation in your Pothos.
Pseudomonas cichorii is the organism that causes sickness to your Pothos Pearls and Jade. Remove any diseased pieces and throw them away. It’s critical to recognize infection symptoms as soon as possible. Wet foliage is more susceptible to disease growth; therefore, avoid sprinkling water on the plant.
This disease affects the root of the Pothos and is caused by a pathogen called pythium. Remove the plant from the pot and cut out the decaying piece of the roots to solve the problem. Fungicide should be applied to the remaining healthy roots. Replant it in new, disinfected soil after that.
Frequently Asked Questions
Pothos with yellow leaves might indicate a variety of things. It could be an indication of overwatering, nutrient inadequacy, pest infestation, or disease infection. These sources of stress will have an impact on the plant’s health. So have your own checklist to point out the possible treatment.
Brown spots emerge as a result of the bugs mulching the leaf tissues and damaging them. The sores they leave on the surfaces will appear as brown spots after a while. They can also be caused by pathogens, such as bacterial leaf spots.
Pothos’ growth is hindered because of poor lighting, insufficient watering, and a lack of nutrients. You can boost the growth of your Epipremnum aureum with bright light, well-draining soil, and adequate hydration.
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