The Pearls and Jade Pothos is a popular tropical houseplant with lovely heart-shaped leaves. This plant is similar to other species of Pothos but generally remains smaller at maturity. That being said, it does grow trailing vines which can get quite large. The Pearls and Jade Pothos is easy to care for and has variegated foilage in various hues, including green, white and gray.
If you’re looking for a new house plant, the Pearls and Jade Pothos is an excellent choice as it’s easy to care for and adapts to most climate conditions. This makes it the perfect plant for beginners. Let’s look at how to grow and care for a Pearls and Jade Pothos.
What are Pearls and Jade Pothos
The Pearls and Jade Pothos is a small plant that can be grown on a windowsill or used as the centerpiece for a table. These plants have the scientific name Epipremnum aureum and are part of the Araceae family. The species originates from the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific and is a vining plant that can grow up to ten feet long if not pruned correctly.
The Pearls and Jade Pothos look great, growing in a hanging basket. It can be grown inside as a houseplant or outdoors in USDA zones 9 to 11.
Pearls and Jade Pothos Care
Pearls and jade pothos are easy to care for and generally considered a low-maintenance plant species. With the right care, these plants can live for a very long time. Here’s how to care for your plant +so that it thrives:
Be very careful that you don’t overwater your pearl and jade pothos, as this is the most common way that people kill their plants. If your plant is sitting in soggy soil, it will end up suffering from root rot. Pothos don’t need much water and are fairly drought resistant. You should leave your plant to dry out before watering the plant again.
Sunlight and Temperature Needs
This plant is pretty adaptable when it comes to light requirements. They can do well in either sun or shade and can also tolerate low light levels.
For your plant to look its best, it will need bright, indirect light. Please don’t leave your plant in the full sun, or it may suffer from sunburn. Pearls and Jade Pothos grow best in warmer climates and should be kept in temperatures of between 70 and 80 ºF.
As Pearls and Jade Pothos are tropical plants, they do need high humidity to look their best. It’s important to mist your plant during the dry season. Use a fine mist sprayer that doesn’t make the leaves too wet and mist in the morning so that the water has time to evaporate during the day.
Soil and Fertiliser
This plant requires soil that’s well-draining and rich in nutrients. Annual fertilizing will be enough for this plant as they aren’t heavy feeders.
Be careful not to overfertilize your plant, or you’ll end up with a salt build-up in the soil, which could kill the plant. If your plant looks healthy and is growing in a good quality soil mix, you can skip fertilization.
Pruning Your Plant
Pearls and Jade Pothos produce vines that can grow quite long and have a climbing growth habit. If you don’t prune your plant, it will end up looking unruly and overgrown and will sprawl all over the place. You can prune your plant to help maintain its shape and size.
You can also trim off leaves that look old or are diseased. Light pruning is the best, and you can pinch the vines and leaves off by hand. Pruning is THE best way to make a pothos fuller and bushier.
Pearls and jade pothos look great and are easy to care for. They are generally considered a low-maintenance plant species and can live for years with the right care and attention. These plants are considered excellent for beginners.
Pothos plants can adapt to various light levels but shouldn’t be left in the full sun. They aren’t very tolerant of the cold and don’t like draughts, so keep your plant away from open windows or your air conditioning unit.