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Pothos N Joy Plant Profile & Care Guide

Pothos N Joy, ( Epipremnum aureum ‘ N-Joy) has particularly interesting foliage. With wrinkled leaves and striking variegation. This easy care vine will create a lively focal point in your home.

Pothos N Joy is a variation of the stunning Marble Queen Pothos. ALL Pothos plants make wonderful houseplants. I highly recommend them.

I am so excited about Pothos ‘N Joy. After growing pothos vines for quite awhile I finally got my hands on a few cuttings of the N Joy.

Epipremnum Aureum Pothos N Joy close up
Beautiful splashes of variegation on textured leaves are the characteristics of this variety of pothos

I have plant plans for my N joy. But first I need to get it growing out to it’s full potential. I can’t wait to see my beautiful pothos vine all grown up.

Plants make you feel better. Studies like this one show Plants reduce stress in humans and have other mental benefits for people. No wonder we are drawn to houseplants.

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More about Pothos:

Pothos are air filtering plants. The N Joy will make your home environment healthier by freeing it of certain household toxins given off by our furnishings, construction materials and other toxic chemicals in the home.

  • The N Joy and all Pothos are in the Araceae plant family. They are aroids. This means they love humidity but hate wet feet. Our care guide below will tell you all the things that make the N Joy pothos happy.
  • Pothos plants are capable of growing hydroponically. This means if you put a cutting in a pretty vase with water it can grow in there indefinitely. Eventually it may require a few hydroponic nutrients but for the most part you can set it and forget it.
  • Or you can trail a vine of the N Joy out of a fish tank. Fish water is one of the best fertilizers for houseplants. your pothos will love trailing down the outside of your aquarium. Just make sure it has adequate light to bring out that fancy variegation.
  • You do need to keep this vine out of reach of your pets and small children. Pothos are mildly toxic to pets and humans.
N Joy pothos leaf detail

This cheerful yellow plant pot is planted with several new rooted cuttings. The cutting will grow and trail down the pot on all sides unless they are cut back to table length.

Propagation in Water:

Propagation is simple. Kayti placed these nodal N Joy cuttings in glasses on her east facing kitchen window sill. They robustly thrived and grew roots and even started new leaves. It took about three weeks.

pothos n joy rooted cuttings
You can easily root them in water. They will grow indefinitely this way. With a few added nutrients over time.

Watch Kayti Plant these rooted cuttings and discuss N Joy care in the video at the bottom of our ‘How to’ card.

This is one of the easiest plants to grow in your home for decor.

Training Pothos:

Epipremnum aureum ‘ N-Joy, Like all types of pothos, is easy care. Indirectly lighted areas are a perfect fit for this lovely foliage plant. On a table, in hanging baskets or even growing up a pole.

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pothos N Joy planted cuttings in soil
This brightly colored pot makes a great contrast to the showy leaves of the N Joy.

Pothos can grow in a fairly small pot happily for quite a while. This will slow down the leaf growth somewhat. For larger leaves and longer trailers put your N Joy in a larger hanging planter. Or on a shelf.

Unhindered, N Joy pothos will spill long trailers over the side of the pot. Its Showy wrinkly leaf texture and sharp, splashy variegation can easily fill a boring corner with fresh life.

Epipremnum Aureum Pothos N Joy
Pothos can be allowed to trail or be trained up a Totem plant pole.

It can be trained UP as well. You will have to provide it a sturdy staked pot or totem and use twine to wrap it around the pole at first to get it started climbing.

These coir totems are only 26 inches tall when stacked. You can also make your own moss covered totem with a shaggy cedar pole or any pole covered in sphagnum moss.

pothos N Joy planted cuttings
Leaf detail of the N Joy pothos vine.

Printable Care and Propagation Guide:

Pothos N Joy care is typical of all variegated Epipremnum aureum care.

Our printable care guide for this Devils Ivy details how easy it is to keep this vine happy. We have a few details in our N Joy care guide on propagating pothos in water.

You can also read our complete guide to propagating pothos Plants.

Yield: Printable Care Guide

Pothos N' Joy

Epipremnum Aureum Pothos N Joy close up

Pothos N' Joy plants have only a few basic requirements to remain a happy durable plant.

This lovely vine is a perfect beginner houseplant.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Difficulty easy


Soil Preference:

  1. This aroid requires a light soil.
  2. A mix of potting soil and perlite will keep the roots happiest.
  3. Our mix for this pothos is 70 % potting mix to 30% perlite.N Joy cuttings and soil mix
  4. A heavy soil potting mix is not recommended for Pothos N' Joy plants.

Pot Size and Type:

  1. Pothos vines can be grown in relatively small pots since they are fairly slow growers.
  2. If you want to encourage faster growth choose a pot about 2 inches wider in diameter than the current pot.
  3. Any well drained pot can be used. It MUST have drainage.plant pot with drainage hole
  4. Repot every second year or when roots come out the drainage holes on the pot bottom To the next pot size up.
  5. Don't jump to a huge pot from a small one unless you wish to encourage faster growth. Just go to the next size up pot.


  1. The pothos vines enjoy indirect or dappled light.
    It will tolerate lower indirect light it if has some brighter moments in the day.
  2. Variegated pothos like the Pothos N' Joy require more light to bring out the variegation in the leaves to best advantage.
  3. Some filtered sunlight from a window will be appreciated.
  4. Shield this aroid from strong direct light in summer south and west sunny windows. The leaves will burn.
  5. Tip: Window sheers or blinds can offset some brief periods of high direct light.


  1. Water your pothos when the soil is dry down an inch or so. Aroids do not like to be overly wet. Try a watering schedule of every other week.
  1. Watering is best done on a regular schedule so the plant is not over or under watered. Both can cause stress on the plant.
  2. This tropical plant enjoys humidity. In dry climates this Pothos will thrive with a humidifier nearby. or set it in your kitchen or bathroom. For a really dry climate frequent misting will help.
  3. In dormant winter months reduce watering to when the soil is dry down halfway .
  4. Never let this plant get wet feet. If the soil is compacted the bottom of the soil can remain wet which encourages root rot and fungus gnats. If you see yellow leaves on pothos n' Joy you are probably overwatering.

How to Fertilize:

  1. Apply a good quality fertilizer (linked in materials) monthly through Spring and summer.
  2. Decrease feedings by late Fall and allow your pothos to rest through the winter months.
  3. Look for brown spots on the leaves of your plants. This may indicate an over concentration of salts in the roots from over feeding. It can burn the leaves.
  4. The remedy is to set the plant under a faucet of water and let the water run through for 10 minutes or so. Allow the pot to Completely drain. Discontinue fertilizer until the plant recovers.


  1. Keep pothos at a low of 65 Degrees F. to upward of 85 Degrees F. It enjoys warmth and humidity.

Pruning and Training:

  1. Pruning will give you a fuller plant with more even growth. Unpruned pothos vines will trail 8 to 10 feet. Epipremnum Aureum Pothos N Joy
  2. Sharp Hand pruners are preferred for pruning. They will give a clean cut that will heal quickly.
  3. Pothos will naturally trail. They make good hanging baskets or they will happily trail off shelves. For even growth turn hanging pot every time you water.

Table Top Plants:

  1. It’s easy to prune and shape these plants to whatever length and fullness you desire. pothos N Joy planted cuttings in soil
  2. As a table top plant cut the trailers back evenly all around the pot. If you want the pot fuller add more starts.


  1. Pothos N' Joy is not fussy and resists pests. However all plants can get attacked by pests.
  2. Stress by longterm poor watering practices, poor light, extreme temperatures and soil conditions are contributors to pests.
  3. Spider mites, mealy bugs, scale, thrips and whitefly are the most common houseplant pests you will see.
  4. Read our post on How to get rid of aphids and other pests with our homemade pesticide soap recipe or neems oil.spraying Pothos with DIY Pesticide soap
  5. To minimize the possibility of pests be sure to check all nursery plants before bringing them home.
  6. Quarantine all new plants until you are sure no pests live in them.

How to Propagate:

  1. Propagation is easily done through leaf node stem cuttings.
  2. You need a 3 to 6 inch leaf stem with a couple of nodes and healthy growth. Cut your start in the internodal zone
  3. Place the node into a jar with water. Use tap water that has settled 24 hours in the jar to dissipate chemicals harmful to the Pothos.
  4. Set the jar in a well lit area.
  5. After several weeks roots will grow. Allow the roots to get an inch or more in length. pothos n joy rooted cuttings
  6. Plant gently and firmly into pot with proper soil mix.
  7. Make sure to keep the soil moist until the roots begin to set into the soil.pothos N Joy planted cuttings


watch our video below for more on pothos propagation.

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