Manjula Pothos

Manjula Pothos

Welcome to our guide to manjula pothos care and propagation…

Manjula Pothos Care Summary

Light needs:Medium to bright indirect sunlight.
Watering needs:Check weekly, water if top 50% of soil is dry.
Fertilizer:Use a well diluted, balanced plant feed every month in the spring and summer months.
Soil:A well draining potting compost with 20% perlite. 
Temperature: 18°C to 30°C (64-86°F).
Where to buy:Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.
Common issues:Overwatering and pests.


The manjula pothos is a really strikingly variegated pothos, which was bred by the University of Florida, who also patented the plant.

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Light Needs

Medium to bright indirect sunlight is best, they need a good amount of light to keep their variegation vibrant, but you don’t want to burn the leaves from direct sun.

Tip: be careful with the light They need bright light to grow well as they grow slower than a non-variegated plant so they need plenty of light to encourage growth. At the same time the variegated parts of the leaves can burn easily in direct sun. So the key is to give them as much bright indirect sunlight as you can, but no direct sun.

How Often to Water A Manjula Pothos

Check your plant once a week and water if the top 50% or more is dry, if it is a small pot with a large plant in it then check it twice a week as long stems can drink a lot of water.


Use a well diluted, balanced plant feed every month in the spring and summer months.


A well draining potting compost is ideal. I add 20% perlite for drainage to help avoid root rot if you over water it.

When To Repot A Manjula Pothos

Repot it when it out grows it’s current pot, check it in spring to make sure it has space to grow as the water gets warmer.


50% and above is best. They will do well in most households and are not fussy.


18°C to 30°C (64-86°F) is perfect for a pothos like this during the day just don’t let it get really cold in winter, ideally keep them above 10°C (50°F).

How To Propagate Manjula Pothos

These are easy plants to propagate, you need to make a cutting below a node (the joints in the stem that the leaves grow from), and make sure you get a leaf or two as well. Then you can root them in a jar of water. They tend to root very quickly and in a month the roots should be big enough to plant it up into soil. You can even keep them in water indefinitely if you like.

Manjula Pothos USDA Zone

You can grow them outdoors year round in zones 10-11. Avoid direct sun on their leaves.

Is It Toxic To Cats?

It is toxic to cats and can cause vomiting and numbness of the mouth so seek vets straight away advice if your pet eats any.

For more on pothos see our pothos category with all our care guides.

Manjula Pothos Vs Harlequin

These are really similar plants, but the harlequin has more white on it.

How Fast Does Manjula Pothos Grow?

They are slow growing for a pothos, but still a moderate grower compared to most houseplants.

Is Manjula Pothos Rare?

It is a rare as pothos go, but you can buy them. There are currently a few on Etsy at time of writing.

Can Manjula Pothos Live In Water?

You can grow manjula pothos in water indefinitely, as long as they start life there, so take a cutting and root it in water. Keep it topped up and it should live a long an healthy life in water.

Can Manjula Pothos Revert?

In general they are quite stable, but they can revert, mostly due to being in too low light. If yours reverts you can move it to brighter spot and cut the reverted leaves off, back to the node.

Manjula Pothos Vs Njoy

They have different variegated patterns, the manjula has just white and just green, with no mixing or marbling of the colors, but the manjula has more graidents of green adn more speckles. The manujla has a wider leaf shae too.

Manjula Pothos Vs Marble Queen

These two pothos can be told apart as the marble queen has a much more marbled variegation and the manjula has more defined areas of variegated color, i.e. it has bigger areas of just white or just green.

Where To Buy

Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.

Manjula Pothos FAQs and Common Problems

Pothos are really tough, just don’t over water them and they should be fine. Keep an eye out for pests on the leaves.

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