With green leaves and creamy white variegation, the manjula pothos plant is commonly confused with it’s close cousins in the epipremnum aureum family, the Pothos pearls n’ jade or marble queen.

You can tell the manjula plant from other pothos varieties due to its more distinctive and solid variegated leaves, in comparison to the speckled leaves of the marble queen or unpredictability of the pearls n’ jade.

Also nicknamed the epipremnum happy leaf pothos, this plant is a propagated and patented variety produced by the University of Florida.

Manjula Pothos Plant Care Guide

Keeping your epipremnum manjula happy is an easy task, making it a perfect plant for the beginner plant parent or as a gift for a friend or family member.

This plant will thrive in a pot or hanging basket where its long vines have room to grow.

 Manjula Pothos Care Overview
Type: Tropical
Watering: Water when top half dry
Light: Bright Indirect
Feeding: Use houseplant fertilizer every 2 weeks in spring and summer
Soil: Light, airy well draining mix
Humidity: 60-90%


Like most pothos, the manjula plant can survive in just about any light condition making it a perfect plant for any room of your home. While the plant can tolerate very little light, the ideal light conditions for the pothos manjula is bright indirect light.

If you notice that your manjula pothos isn’t producing highly variegated white leaves, move it to a spot with brighter light.

Be wary of plopping this plant on to a sunny window sill, as direct or prolonged sunlight can cause sunburn to the plant and damage its leaves.


As an easy-care plant, the manjula pothos can be watered once the first few inches of soil are dry. This plant is relatively drought tolerant, meaning that it doesn’t react dramatically when the soil isn’t consistently moist.

To avoid root rot on your manjula plant, be sure not to overwater. Check the soil with your finger, a chopstick, or even a moisture meter to know when your plant needs water. For the epipremnum happy leaf care, this may be as little as every two weeks.

Some report that tap water doesn’t agree with their manjula – but as a part of the pothos family it will likely do just fine with tap.

Preferred Soil / Potting Medium

The proper potting medium is important to give your plant all it needs to thrive. For the manjula pothos, a light, airy, well draining potting soil with a neutral (6.1-6.5) pH level is recommended – but doesn’t need to be anything fancy for a plant as un-fussy as this.

We would recommend a mix of high-quality soil, peat moss or orchid bark, and perlite to give your pothos manjula the soil it needs!

Humidity Conditions

Since the manjula pothos is a tropical plant, it loves high humidity. But, it can do just fine in typical household humidity levels so long as it’s not in a draft or directly by a heating vent.

Manjula Pothos Propagation Tips

With its beautiful, variegated, green and white leaves, propagating your manjula plant is the easiest way to spread its beauty around your home and to your friends or family.

To propagate, choose a vine of the plant. On the vine, find a node (or better yet an established aerial root) located underneath a leaf. Cut right below the aerial stem, and pop the cutting into your preferred media for propagation.

For faster growth from the cutting, you can dip the end of it in to rooting hormone before placing it into your method of propagation.

After a few weeks, check your cutting to see how much the roots have grown. Once roots are about 1-2 inches in length, you can pot up your cuttings and have a new manjula plant.

Is Manjula Pothos Toxic?

Like all pothos varieties, the manjula pothos is toxic to pets and humans. You should keep this plant away from dogs, cats, or the extremely curious child to avoid ingestion.

Common Problems With Pothos Manjula Plant

While manjula pothos care is relatively simple, there are still some common pests and problems that you can work to avoid.

Yellowing Leaves

Some yellow leaves are normal as plants age and kill off older growth to support new growth. If the yellowing becomes excessive or continual, inspect your plant closely.

Check the soil, is it wet or dry? If it is wet, allow your plant to dry out completely before watering again. Yellowing leaves can be a sign of overwatering. If the soil is bone dry, you may need to water more.

If the soil is normal, try inspecting for pests. Look for webbing, small white and black specks, or bumps on leaves and stems and treat accordingly. If nothing is found from these checks the best option is to ensure the plant has bright, indirect light and keep a close eye on it.


Mealybugs, spider mites, and fungus gnats are common for the pothos manjula plant. Most pests can be avoided with proactive care. This may include showering your plant once a month, dusting and treating the leaves with neem oil, sprinkling cinnamon on soil, and making sure the top of the soil is completely dry before watering.


If you find that your manjula pothos leaves are droopy, check the soil. If the soil is dry, the plant is likely under-watered and will bounce back in a few hours after a nice deep watering.

Epipremnum Manjula: A Beautiful, Easy Plant

Houseplant Hive has a special love for pothos plants, and the epipremnum manjula plant is no exception!

We recommend placing this plant in your bedroom, on a bookshelf, up high in a room with vaulted ceilings, or even in a dark basement. Pothos grow just about anywhere, but will thrive where there’s bright light