Pearls and Jade Pothos, scientifically known as Epipremnum aureum 'Pearls and Jade', is a captivating and highly sought-after variety of the classic Pothos plant. With its marbled leaves featuring a stunning combination of green, creamy white, and silvery gray, this plant adds a touch of elegance and sophistication to any indoor space. Known for its trailing vines and air-purifying qualities, the Pearls and Jade Pothos is a beloved choice for both beginner and experienced plant enthusiasts.
Light: The Pearls and Jade Pothos thrives in a variety of light conditions, ranging from low to bright indirect light. However, to maintain its variegation and growth, it is best to provide bright, indirect light. Avoid exposing it to direct sunlight for extended periods, as it may scorch the leaves.
Watering: This plant prefers slightly moist soil but is tolerant of occasional drying out between waterings. Allow the top inch of the soil to dry out before watering thoroughly. Overwatering can lead to root rot, so it's important to strike a balance. Adjust your watering frequency based on the environment and the plant's needs.
Temperature: The Pearls and Jade Pothos is adaptable to a wide range of temperatures. Ideally, keep it in an environment where temperatures range between 60°F and 85°F (15°C to 29°C). Protect it from sudden temperature fluctuations and avoid placing it in drafts or near cold windows during the winter months.
Soil: Use a well-draining potting mix suitable for indoor plants. A mixture of peat moss, perlite, and regular potting soil works well for the Pearls and Jade Pothos. Ensure the pot has drainage holes to prevent water from accumulating at the bottom.
Humidity: This plant can tolerate average household humidity levels but appreciates slightly higher humidity. If the air in your home is dry, you can increase humidity by placing a tray of water near the plant or using a room humidifier. Misting the leaves occasionally can also provide a humidity boost.
Propagation: Propagating the Pearls and Jade Pothos is relatively easy. You can take stem cuttings with at least two or three leaves and place them in water or directly into moist soil. Roots will develop, and new plants will grow from the cuttings. Ensure the cuttings have at least one node (the point from which leaves emerge) to encourage root formation.
The Pearls and Jade Pothos (Epipremnum aureum 'Pearls and Jade') is not only a visually appealing plant but also an excellent air purifier, known for its ability to remove toxins from the air. With its trailing vines and striking variegation, it is a versatile plant that can be displayed in hanging baskets, on shelves, or allowed to cascade from elevated plant stands. Its low-maintenance nature and ability to thrive in various light conditions make it a perfect choice for both indoor plant enthusiasts and those new to plant care.
Pothos requires no special care indoors; it tolerates low light (but grows well in medium- and high-light spots, as well), low humidity, and the occasional missed watering. That said, pothos prefers moist (but not wet or saturated) soil, so it's best to water it when the top inch or so of the potting mix is dry.