N Joy Pothos Complete Guide To Grow And Care

Epipremnum aureum ‘n’joy’, or n joy pothos, are lovely, delicate plants that are adored for their variegated leaves and creeping growth pattern. This pothos cultivar, which is cultivated from the popular Marble Queen pothos, is more apparent in its variegation areas and has smaller, thinner leaves than the Marble Queen. Since its discovery by the University of Florida in 2002, houseplant aficionados have appreciated it. It is well-known for being low-maintenance and simple to cultivate indoors, just like other varieties of pothos. In addition, it looks fantastic trailing from bookcases and shelves, or in hanging baskets and tabletop planters.

Nevertheless, just like other members of the pothos family, joy pothos are harmful to pets if consumed, so pet parents should be sure to keep this trailing houseplant out of the reach of any inquisitive fur babies.

Pothos N’Joy plant Overview

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Botanical Name Epipremnum aureum ‘n’joy’
Common Name N Joy pothos 
Family Araceae
Plant Type Perennial, vine
Mature Size 10 ft. long
Sun Exposure Partial
Soil Type Moist but well-drained
Soil pH Acidic
Bloom Time Spring, summer
Flower Color Green, white
Hardiness Zones 10-11, USA
Native Area Asia
Toxicity Toxic to pets

N Joy Pothos Care

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Pothos are understory plants in their natural habitat, where they thrive in moderate temperatures, high humidity, and dappled light. Because of this, they are typically well adapted to indoor growing environments with warm temperatures and lots of indirect light. Even though n joy pothos are known to develop slowly, caring for them is comparable to that of many of their relatives in the Epipremnum genus. They also need more light than some other varieties, such the jade or golden pothos, because of their richly variegated leaves. These tropical plants are typically thought of as resilient, low-maintenance houseplants that are ideal for both novice and expert houseplant collectors.

Light Requirements

The optimal conditions for these variegated plants are lots of bright sunshine. The best location is one that receives bright, indirect light for several hours. Avoid spending extended amounts of time in direct sunlight as this pothos’s fragile leaves may burn. Though it may start to lose its variegation and grow more lanky, the n’joy pothos can also tolerate low light.

Soil & Potting

Joy pothos are no different from other pothos in that they need airy, well-draining soil that holds some moisture. An excellent and simple DIY solution is to combine equal parts perlite, orchid bark, and indoor potting soil.


N’Joy pothos tends to dry out a little bit between waterings when they are cultivated inside. After letting the top two to three inches of soil dry, thoroughly water the pot, letting any extra water run out of the drainage holes. Make sure the soil doesn’t get too wet and soggy because these pothos are prone to root rot if they are kept in very wet conditions.

Temperature and Environment

Pothos thrive in extreme humidity and high temperatures found in the tropical understory of rainforests. Nevertheless, they are resilient and adaptive plants that thrive in standard home humidity and temperature ranges. Joy pothos should preferably be kept in environments with temperatures over 65 degrees Fahrenheit (18 degrees Celsius) and humidity levels between 50% and 70%. If your plant is having trouble getting the right amount of humidity, consider growing it in a naturally humid location in your home, like the bathroom, or consider keeping a tiny humidifier close by.


During their active growing season, pothos benefit from regular fertilization to promote strong, healthy growth and happiness. For optimal effects, apply a balanced liquid fertilizer once a month in the spring and summer. Don’t fertilize your pothos during the winter and fall.

Pruning N’Joy Pothos

Pruning can be done in the spring and summer to manage growth and make sure your pothos is growing in a way that you prefer, but it is not a vital aspect of caring for pleasure pothos. But remember that joy pothos are very slow-growing pothos plants, so whatever growth you remove won’t come back right away. Having said that, if you’d like to give the original plant a fuller appearance, you can use any stem cuttings you remove during pruning for propagation.

Propagating N Joy Pothos

Spreading Joy Pothos is enjoyable and simple. Similar to most pothos plants, they can be easily multiplied with a few simple tools and materials through stem cuttings. A wonderful approach to enhancing an existing plant or producing new plants to give to friends and family (or keep for yourself, no judgment here) is through propagation. Use these procedures to generate happy pothos from stem cuttings.

  • Take a few stem cuttings from a healthy n joy pothos plant using a clean pair of pruning shears or scissors. For optimal results, make sure each cutting stem has at least three or four nodes. 
  • Every cutting should have the bottom one or two leaves removed, leaving the stem naked. 
  • The stem cuttings should be placed in a container that has been filled with fresh water. As the bare stem is completely buried, make sure the remaining leaves are above the water.
  • To keep the cuttings fresh, place the container containing the cuttings in an area that receives bright, indirect light and replace the water once a week. You should start to notice tiny white roots emerging from the stem’s nodes within a week or two. 
  • Cuttings can be placed in soil once the roots are at least 1 to 2 inches long. After filling a tiny pot with dirt that drains well, plant the cuttings in it and give it plenty of water. Alternatively, to make the mother plant look fuller, you can replant the rooted cuttings alongside it.
  • Reposition the container where it was before, making sure the soil is consistently moist during the first few weeks to aid in the roots’ adjustment from water to soil.

Potting and Repotting Pothos N’Joy

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N Joy pothos require repotting as they exceed their container, which happens every one to two years on average. Your plant is ready to be repotted if its roots are coming out of the drainage holes in the pot or if they are wrapping around the top or bottom of the pot. But, as your N Joy pothos is actively developing in the spring and summer and is less prone to go into shock after repotting than in the fall or winter, you should wait until these seasons to repot it. Make sure the pot you select for your pothos is just one size bigger than its former home.

Common Pests and Pothos N’Joy Plant Diseases

N Joy pothos, like most houseplants, are vulnerable to a few common pests and illnesses. A frequent illness like root rot, which can arise from excessively damp conditions, and common pests like fungus gnats, mealybugs, spider mites, and thrips should be observed. But generally speaking, these pothos plants are not very prone to infestations—that is, as long as your plant is free of pests when you bring it home.

Common Problems With N Joy Pothos

N Joy pothos are often trouble-free and simple to cultivate and maintain indoors. But, there are a few typical issues that you can run into, particularly if you’re not experienced with taking care of pothos. These issues are prevalent with all houseplants. Here are some things to be aware of.

Yellow Leaves

A number of factors could be causing your Joy Pothos to show yellow leaves. The most frequent reasons are under- or over-lighting, overwatering, and lack of light. Yes, we are aware that this doesn’t really cut it down. Regretfully, you will have to examine your plant’s growing environment more closely to determine the actual cause of the yellowing leaves. Is the ground wet in between irrigations? The problem is probably overwatering; make sure that the soil dries out on top between waterings. Is the ground become “crispy,” dry, and hard between waterings?

Underwatering could therefore be the cause. Make sure your plant is getting bright, indirect light rather than direct light, as this might result in overexposure to sunlight and yellow leaves. Low light levels will also cause your plant to “give up” its older leaves in order to save energy for new growth.

Brown Leaves

On a n joy pothos, dark leaves typically resolve more readily than yellowing ones. The most common cause of brown spots on leaves or browning margins on the leaves of your plant is either too little water or too much humidity. To stop additional browning, make sure you water your plant as soon as the top two to three inches of soil are dry and consider raising the humidity in the area around it.

Stunted Growth

In most cases, insufficient light is the cause of stunted development, or nonexistent growth, in your n joy pothos. Place these plants a few feet away from a window that lets in plenty of light. Your plant probably needs more sunshine if it is not growing and is placed many feet away from the closest natural light source. Remember that these pothos plants are renowned for growing more slowly than other kinds, such as the marble queen or golden pothos.

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