Manjula Pothos Houseplant Care Guide

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One of the most popular Pothos varieties is the Manjula Pothos. This stunning plant produces beautiful foliage with a unique shape quite different from most Pothos. This is a hardy plant that doesn’t require a ton of care to thrive.

Manjula Pothos main care tips.

  1. Water. Water Manjula Pothos when the top inch or two of soil is dry. Use a moisture meter to determine if your plant needs water. Keep your soil on the moist side but never let your plant sit in water.
  2. Light. Manjula Pothos survive in a variety of light conditions but prefer bright indirect sunlight. This is near a south, east, or west facing window.
  3. Fertilizer. Fertilizer during time growing season and pause during the dormant (typically winter) months.
  4. Humidity. Manjula Pothos is a tropical plant and thrives in higher than average humidity. This is a hardy plant and can live in a variety of humidity conditions. 50%+ humidity is ideal but not necessary.

Here’s how to take care of your Manjula Pothos so it thrives in its your home.


Manjula Pothos thrive in indirect sunlight and can live in a variety of light conditions.

To keep your plant healthy and thriving, place your plant in a spot that gets bright light. This could be in a room with a south facing window behind a sheer curtain. Or hanging from a ceiling near an east facing window.

For many people, this plant does just fine in an area getting low light (like a bathroom with a small south facing window) but might not grow as quickly.

I have my Manjula Pothos growing under T5 Barrina grow lights. The grow lights are on a timer that run 13 hours each day. I have the plant about a foot away from the grow lights.


Water Manjula Pothos when the soil is on the dryer side. If you stick your finger in about a knuckle deep and the plant is dry, it’s time to water your plant.

You can also use a moisture meter to get a better idea of when to water your plant. If the moisture meter is leaning toward the dry side, it’s time to give your plant a thorough watering.


Manjula Pothos thrive in well-draining soil. This plant doesn’t like to be kept wet or sitting in compacted, dense soil, so place your plant in a healthy mix of perlite and houseplant soil.

If you don’t want to make your own potting mix, you can buy pre-made houseplant mix. Fox Farm Ocean Forest uses a great blend of high quality ingredients making this great for houseplants.

I have my Manjula Pothos potted in lechuza pon. Whenever the reservoir level dips below 2/3 of the way down, I fill it back up to the 2/3 level.


Manjula Pothos thrive in homes between the temperatures of 65°F to 90°F (18°C to 32°C).


Manjula Pothos need nutrients and fertilizer just like any other houseplant.

To feed your plant, use a natural or synthetic fertilizer. If using a synthetic fertilizer, dilute the recipe in half because of how strong these fertilizers are. If using an organic, natural fertilizer, you don’t have to worry about diluting the recipe since the NPK ratios are so slow.

Many houseplants go dormant in the winter and this gives the plant time to rest. This means you don’t have to fertilize your plant in the winter.

If you live in a place like I do that doesn’t experience winters, you may find your plant growing year-round. If so, you can probably lean on the side of fertilizing your plant year round.

A great fertilizer option is Dyna-Gro. This is what I use on my plants and my plants love it.


Manjula Pothos are tropical houseplants and thrive in higher humidity but can adapt to live in normal household humidity.

If you need help increasing humidity, here are my best tips.

  • Put high humidity plants together in a group. When you group high humidity plants around each other, this creates a microclimate. The plants will continue to release moisture around each other through transpiration.
  • Place a pebble tray underneath your high humidity plants. I purchased small rocks at a hardware store and placed them on a planter tray. Place your planter on the tray. Put enough water in the tray until it hits the planter bottom and the water will evaporate around the plant.
  • Purchase a humidifier and run it daily near your houseplants
  • Place high-humidity plants in your bathroom. I place certain high humidity plants in my shower and they’re thriving.


Propagating a Manjula Pothos is easy. All you do is take a stem cutting with at least one node on the stem and place the node in water. You can use a rooting hormone to help your plant root faster, but I never use it and my plants root just fine.

Once your plant has a root about two inches long, root your plant in the preferred substrate.

Manjula Pothos Common Questions

Are Manjula Pothos rare?

Manjula Pothos used to be quite rare at one point but now they’re mass produced and even sold at stores like Walmart or Lowes. This plant is also found on Etsy and online plant stores.

How much is a Manjula Pothos?

Manjula Pothos at Walmart or Lowes go for under $15 for a 4 inch pot. On Etsy this plant currently sells for around $35 for a 4 inch pot.

Is Manjula and Marble Pothos the same?

Manjula and Marble Pothos are different plants and although they come from the same family, they have different characteristics.

Is Manjula Pothos same as NJOY?

Manjula Pothos is not the same as NJOY.

Where are Manjula Pothos from?

Manjula Pothos originally comes from southeastern Asia.

Can Manjula Pothos revert?

When the plant is grown in low conditions, Manjula Pothos can revert. This is why it’s important to place your plant in a spot that gets bright indirect sunlight to keep the variegation bright.

How do you care for Manjula Pothos?

To properly care for a Manjula Pothos, place your plant in bright indirect sunlight. Keep your plants soil on the moist side but never sitting in water. This plant can thrive in a variety of humidity conditions but since it is a tropical plant, it may prefer higher humidity in the 50%+ range.

Should you mist Manjula Pothos?

You can mist Manjula Pothos but it isn’t necessary. Your plant will acclimate to average household humidity or you can instead place your plant next to a humidifier if you want extra humidity.

Do Manjula Pothos prefer to climb or hang?

Manjula Pothos can climb or hang from a ceiling.

How do you train a Manjula Pothos to climb?

Place a moss pole or trellis in your Manjula Pothos pot and encourage your plant to climb.

Should Manjula Pothos be staked?

Manjula Pothos can be staked to promote the plant to climb upward. You can also keep this plant as a hanging plant from a ceiling.

How do I make my Manjula Pothos grow fuller?

Make your Manjula Pothos grow fuller by placing new cuttings into the pot. The new cuttings will grow and make your plant look much fuller than before.

How do I know if my Manjula Pothos is healthy?

Manjula Pothos is healthy if the plant is growing and the foliage isn’t reverting.

Do Manjula Pothos need trimming?

Manjula Pothos does not need trimming but you can trim your plant to promote growth.

Can I grow Manjula Pothos in leca?

Manjula Pothos and any Pothos in general can grow in leca successfully. Many of my plants are in leca and I find that if I have a plant struggling in regular soil substrate, moving it to leca always helps the plants.

When should I repot Manjula Pothos?

If your plant has outgrown the container, it may be time to repot. This plant doesn’t mind being in a smaller pot and can manage being a little bit root bound.

Is Manjula Pothos easy to care for?

Manjula Pothos is a hardy plant that is quite easy to care for.

Place your plant in bright indirect sunlight and keep the soil on the moist side. This is a tropical houseplant that prefers high humidity but can acclimate to a variety of humidity conditions.

Is Manjula Pothos a fast grower?

Manjula Pothos tend to grow faster than the regular Marble Pothos but it depends on the conditions the plant is growing in. If placed in a spot getting almost no light, you will find the plant is slow growing.

How big do Manjula Pothos get?

Manjula Pothos can grow upward or climb and get a few feet long indoors.

Can Manjula Pothos take full sun?

Never place your Manjula Pothos in full sun as this can damage the foliage and cause the leaves to burn.

Do Manjula Pothos bloom?

Manjula Pothos do not bloom.

How do I make my Manjula Pothos larger?

To make your Manjula Pothos larger, encourage your plant to grow upward on a stake or moss pole. Make sure you’re regularly feeding your plant fertilizer so it’s getting the nutrients it needs.

Blue Butterfly is a great fertilizer option. The NPK ratio is 6-4-5 which is quite balanced and great for almost all houseplants.

How do you propagate Manjula Pothos?

Simply take a stem cutting of the plant with at least one node and place the node directly into water. The stem should root in about one month. Once the roots are about two inches long, move your cutting to the preferred substrate.

Can you put Manjula Pothos cuttings directly into soil?

You can choose to place fresh Manjula Pothos cuttings directly into soil. They’ll eventually root and start growing new foliage.

Is Manjula Pothos toxic to pets?

Yes, this plant is toxic to pets.  You can get more information on toxic and pet-friendly plants at ASPCA here.

Common pests

Manjula Pothos can get pests just like any other plant. This is why it’s important to use a pest preventive and regularly check your houseplants for pests before the problem gets out of control.

Manjula Pothos are susceptible to mealybugs, aphids, spider mites, and other pests.

To help prevent any pest infestations on your plant, her are my best tips.

  • Regularly check your plants for pests. This is also a great time to clean your plants.
  • Keep your plant looking healthy by cutting off dead foliage.
  • Use a natural or synthetic pest preventative to keep pests at bay.
  • Quarantine new houseplants for two weeks before bringing them around your other houseplants.

If your Manjula Pothos has pests, quarantine the plant away from your houseplants. Clean the plant with an organic or nonorganic insecticide. I use Bonide Systemic on my plants as a preventative. This pest killer is incredibly effective at killing pests, especially fungus gnats.

Bonide Systemic Granules are a great way to get rid of unwanted pests.

Common issues

Brown tips: If your Manjula Pothos has brown tips, you may be overwatering your plant. Cut back on water and only water when the plant feels very light. Or use the fun taco method test that will help you figure out when to water.

Yellowing leaves: If your Manjula Pothos has yellow leaves, you may be overwatering or the soil doesn’t have proper drainage. If the soil doesn’t have proper drainage, repot and use equal parts cactus, orchid bark, and perlite. You can also move your Hoya Princess to a semi-hydroponics like leca or lechuza pon.

Curly leaves: If your Manjula Pothos has curling leaves, it’s either due to overwatering or underwatering. I know, helpful right. This is why many people move this plant to leca or lechuza pon.

Key Points To Remember

Manjula Pothos is a hardy plant with stunning foliage that definitely stands out from other Pothos.

Place this plant in indirect sunlight, keep the soil moist, and opt to place your plant in higher humidity or acclimate your plant to average household humidity.

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