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Manjula Pothos: Caring for Your Little Fuzzy Friends

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Manjula Pothos are one of the most popular plants in homes worldwide and with good reason! They’re easy to care for, low-maintenance, and manjulas make great companions. But it’s also important to know how to keep manjula pothos happy so that they live a long life with you. Whether you have just one manjula or ten manjulas (yes, we’ve seen people who have 10 manjulas!), this article will teach you everything that you need to know about caring for your little fuzzy friends!

What is a Manjula Pothos?

Manjula Pothos, or manjuas for short, are one of the most popular plants in homes worldwide and with good reason! They’re easy to care for, low-maintenance, manjulas make great companions. Manjula pothos have been around since ancient times but they just became more well known when manjulas became popularized in the 190s. This evergreen vine can grow up to 20 feet and has heart-shaped leaves with white or pink flowers.

Manjulas are part of a group of plants known as air purifiers, manjula pothoses emit compounds that help remove harmful toxins from the air and make it more breathable for humans to be around manjulas. Additionally manjulases also can regulate humidity levels. They are often referred to as “air plants” because they don’t need soil to grow! Like other air plants, manjuas get their nutrients from the air and rainwater.

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Origins of Manjula Pothos Plant

The manjula pothos plant is native to the Western Ghats in India. The name manjula comes from manju, which means ‘apple’ and it refers to the fruity smell. Manjula also translates as a thousand sweet scented flowers – quite fitting for this fragrant little vine!

It became popular in the United States in the 1970s after it was featured on an episode of “Laugh-In” starring the comedic trio, Wayne and Shuster. Since then, manjula pothoses have been growing steadily more popular as houseplants, with more manjula pothoses being grown in the United States than any other country.Pothos is derived from the Greek word potheion, which means a sacred area where people worshipped. The manjula pothos plant was used by Hindus for religious purposes in their homes and temples.

Traditionally manjula pothos plants were grown on porches or balconies, symbolising protection against evil. In Hindu and Buddhist cultures manjula pothos plants signify victory over death, as it is thought that the manjula pothos plant never dies.

Manjula Pothos Plant Care Guide

Manjula Pothos plants are one of the few houseplants that require little to no attention. Having had manjula pothos for years, I have found there is a small amount of care needed in order to keep them happy and healthy.


Manjula pothos are not strict plant lovers and they need a moist soil with good drainage. Standard potting mixes work well, or you can make your own manjula pothos mix by adding peat moss, perlite, and vermiculite to the potting mix at about equal proportions. They don’t need a soil that’s too rich, since manjula pothos are not heavy feeders.

Manjula pothos should be planted in a pot with soil that is high in organic material. The manjula pothos plant doesn’t have any major demands for the type of soil so you can experiment to see what works best for your manjula plants. Clay pots work well because they keep manju plants moist.

Peat moss, peat and sand work well as plants soil. Manju plants need a moist environment so adding water-retentive soils like gravel or vermiculite is not recommended.

The soil of manjula pothos plants needs nutrients so fertilizer or compost are recommended as plant care.


Different people have different opinions on the best way to light manjula pothos. Some say that manjulas need bright, natural sunlight in order to thrive, while others insist manjulas should be kept away from direct sun as much as possible. There are a number of reasons for this difference-of-opinion: manjulas that live in too much bright light might be more likely to develop manjula ich, manjulas kept away from direct sunlight don’t have a chance to build their natural manjula oils.

No matter what the final decision is on lighting manjulas need at least 12 hours of indirect light each day and manjulas need to be put in a location with manjula-friendly temperatures.

The manjula will most likely have thick manjadillo scales, which act as an armor against sunlight and keep the manjula warm when it is cold outside, so a manja can survive being exposed to high levels of light for hours at a time.


Manjula pothos need to be watered regularly. The manjula pot should get about 50% of its water on a daily basis, and the manjula plant will then drink up whatever it needs. manjula pothos should be watered after the manjula pot has been in sunlight for at least an hour. manjulas are slow growers and need plenty of water to grow correctly. Here are some tips on watering:

  • Manjula pothos will often rot if they stay too wet, so make sure that your manjula pot is set on something like a manjula dish
  • Manjulas like being watered from above, which is why manjulapots without holes are used to prevent manjulas from getting too wet
  • Manjulas will need more water when they’re in the late summer and early fall than during spring or winter. In general, if a manjula pot is wilting and drooping, it probably needs more water. Manjulas should only be watered when they need to be
  • Manjulas should be watered once every week for about a month or so during their growing cycle; afterwards watering manjula pothos can be reduced to once a month.


It’s important to provide manjula pothos with the right temperature. It is not good for manjulas if their environments are too cold or too hot.

A manjula that is living in a warm environment needs to be exposed to cooler temperatures occasionally, and vice versa for manjulas living in colder environments. Manjulas need heat lamps if they are not getting enough sunlight during the day, and manajulas would benefit from being outside on warmer days.

If manajulas are left too cold, they may become lethargic or have trouble sleeping at night. If manjulas are too warm and do not get any cool down time, it could lead to excessive drooling from their glands that is produced when the body temperature gets higher than normal. Excessive panting can also occur in manajulas who are too warm and not getting enough cool down time.


Maintaining manjula pothos’ humidity levels is a key factor in keeping them happy and healthy. Manjula pothos are native to the rain forests of Western Ghats, India where they grow well with high humidity levels all year round. However, manjula poths will do best when they receive at least 50% humidity, preferably more.

This can be achieved by providing manjula pothos with a moist substrate such as soil or sphagnum moss and misting them regularly to maintain the moisture levels in their environment. The manjula pothos’ pot will also need watering when it gets dry, usually every other day or at least once a week.

The manjula pothos’ humidity needs can also be met by placing it in an environment with indirect sunlight and near high-humidity ferns or hanging plants. If manjula pothos are not receiving enough moisture, their leaves will dry out and start to fall off.


A manjula pothos needs fertiliser in order to grow properly. It should be applied once a month and the best type of fertilizer is manures or composts which contain nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium and sulphur. For manures you will need:

  • Manure from cattle $0.30 per kilogram ($0.07 per pound)
  • Manure from horses $0.20 per kilogram ($0.05 per pound)
  • Manures from ducks, geese or chickens $0.25 per kilogram ($0.06 per pound).

If you want to use composts then the best option is a home made compost with a manjula pothos ratio of one to five. This means that for every kilogram of manures mixed with soil you will need five liters of water and the same volume in plant debris, such as leaves and twigs.

  • Mix all ingredients together
  • Add ground limestone or agricultural lime if it is acidic
  • Cover the mixture with a plastic sheet
  • Let it ferment for one to two weeks before use.

After manuring or composting, manjula pothos should then be watered lightly and enough water added so that any standing water is removed from around its roots. You will need at least 500 milliliters of water for manjula pothos.


Manjula Pothos can be toxic to both humans and animals. This is because manjula pothos have a toxin called manjulol that comes from the leaves, flowers, roots, seeds and bark of manjula pothos plants. The manjoalol causes headaches, nausea, vomiting when consumed in high doses.

You should take precautions when planting manjula pothos near pools or lakes so the toxin doesn’t spread


Pruning manjula pothos is a relatively simple task. Make sure the manjula pothos are healthy before you start pruning to prevent getting it sicker or causing it any kind of pain. You want to go through and remove dead leaves, brown leafs, old branches that have no leaves, and manjula pothos that are too long. To do this you can use a sharp knife or pruning shears to cut the manjula pothos back.

You’ll need to make sure there is always about two inches of green growth happening on manjula pothos branches for them to stay healthy and manjula pothos. It’s best to prune manjula pothos in the summer or early fall so they can go through their dormancy process and regenerate for the winter season.

Propagation and Growth

Manjula pothos is propagated by cuttings and from a manjula pothos leaf. Here are some guides:

  • Use clean manjulas that have not been exposed to insecticides or herbicide.
  • Manjulas can also be propagated in water. Fill a pot with loam and place manjulas cuttings about half an inch below the surface of manjipla soil.
  • The container should have enough room for manjuas roots and leaves, but small pots may limit root growth.
  • Cover manjulas with potting soil and add water until it is within one inch of the top of manjuas container.
  • If manjuas are placed in a rooting hormone, manjula pothos should root without difficulty. Some people recommend using a cuttings stem as support.
  • Place manjulas in area with high light levels. The soil should be kept moist but not wet and the pot’s drainage hole must remain open to avoid manjula over waterlogging.
  • It can take up to two weeks for manjuas roots to form. Once manjuas have rooted, manjulas should then be transferred to a pot with soil or moved to the garden for planting out.


Manjulas are often planted in groups so you should also consider repotting manjula together as a group. For manjulas with small root systems, it’s best to plant them at the same depth they were originally grown and then water until soil is wet. Once manjulas have reached about six inches in height, manjula should be repotted into a pot that is at least three inches wider and deeper than the original container.

The manjulas root system may become congested if not transplanted regularly. Repot manjuas once they have outgrown their current containers by about one third to maintain healthy roots.

Repot manjula pothos once every two years. This helps to keep them happy and strong, as they will have a fresh new home with plenty of space to grow their roots. Most manjula also needs a change of scenery once in a while–try rotating manjula pothos every few years for the best growth.

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Manjula Pothos Variegated

Manjula Pothos Variegated is the manjula potho that has green leaves with a white stripe. It’s not hard to care for manjula pothos variegated because it doesn’t need as much attention and light, so you can keep it in low-lit, low-maintenance areas.

Manjula Pothos vs Marble Queen

  • Manjula Pothos are manmade while marble queen pothos come from the wild. Marble Queen Pothos is a much hardier plant and can withstand more abuse, though manjulas also have their strengths.
  • The manjula type of plants should be fertilized every two weeks or so with a high-quality plant food and given other nutrients as needed (this is especially important for manjulas living outside) while marble queens do not need this until they are older, around three years old.
  • Manjula pothos need more than just a little water to thrive, and will die if the soil is constantly too dry. Marble Queens love much cooler temperatures whereas manjulas do better in warmer environments.
  • Manjula pothos are generally smaller with manjulas reaching up to three feet tall while marble queens can be twice as high.
  • Manjula pothos are manmade plants that come in many different colours. Marble queens have a more limited variety of colour, and they primarily only grow to be around three feet tall.

Common Issues with Manjula Pothos

Manjula pothoses are a popular type of plant that can be difficult to keep alive and thriving. Read below for some common manjula pothos problems you may encounter, as well as tips on how to fix them!

  • The manjula pothos stems are browning or rotting: This is usually indicative of under watering manjulas. You should make sure that manjula pothoses have enough water to prevent this from happening.
  • The manjula pothos leaves are browning or rotting: This is usually indicative of a manjulas being in too much direct sunlight. Manjula pothos require light, but they don’t need hours and hours of it! Make sure that the manjula pothoses are near a window where they can get enough light to stay healthy, but not too much.
  • The manjulas potthose leaves have holes in them: This is usually indicative of manjulas being eaten by bugs or pests! Make sure that the manjillas don’t have any food laying around (such as rotten fruit) and that there aren’t any bugs or pests around the manjulas. If you are still seeing manjula pothos have holes in their leaves, try spraying them with an insecticide to get rid of the problem!
  • The manjula pothos roots keep coming out: This is usually indicative of manjulas being in too much direct sunlight. If manjulas are getting more than they need, the roots will grow out of them and try to find a new place for manjula pothos to grow!
  • The manjula pothos leaves curl up: This is usually indicative of manjulas that have been sitting around wet for too long. You should make sure manjulas pothos are drying out enough between waterings and don’t have standing water around them to avoid this problem

Tips for Keeping Manjula Pothos Happy

To make manjula pothos happy, you need to have the manjula potho’s needs met: high humidity and lots of light. Be sure not to mist manjulas too much or they’ll be stressed out! Some common manjula pothos care guides:

  • Place manjulas in a spot that receives at least five hours of shade per day; locations near windows are best.
  • Keep manjulas moist – misting or watering as needed is recommended, though manjulas can go for periods of time without watering.
  • Manjulas must be fertilized monthly with manjula food or manjula plant fertilizer; this will also help to produce manjula blooms, which are often yellow in colour and look like miniature manjulas.
  • The leaves on the manjulas tend to grow long and damp manjula leaves can be trimmed with scissors to help maintain a tidy manjulas.
  • Prune manjulas once every four months for best manjula care and manjuas that are more compact, though trimming manjuas is not required.
  • On the other hand, be careful when pruning; too much manjula pruning can lead to manjuas that are not as healthy and robust.

Manjula Pothos Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Manjula pothos?

Manjula pothos is a type of houseplant that belongs to the Araceae family. It’s also known as mangold, mangrove tree and mangroove plant in some places around the world.

The manjula pothos plant is a tropical evergreen that has been popularized as the air purifier of choice for many home owners because it removes formaldehyde and benzene from regular household toxins.

In some places, mangrove trees are called seaside plants or mangroves but in general, they grow best near mangrove swamps and in coastal areas near the ocean.

Mangroves are one of the most important plants on Earth as they buffer coastlines from storm surges and absorb man-made pollutants. This is because mangrove roots extend deep into sand, trapping sediment, sediments that eventually form mangrove swamps where many species thrive including crabs, snails and mangrove oysters.

Is Manjula pothos same as marble queen?

Manjula pothos is a type of plant in the arum family, and it shares some features with marble queen plants. They are both from the Manilaceae family and have similar growing habits.

For example manjula pothos can be found under trees or shrubs like marble queens, they also grow in the tropics, manjula pothos has a similar leaf shape to marble queens and they have both been used as medicinal plants.

However, manjula pothos is less toxic than marble queen. In fact manjula pothos are not known at all for being poisonous! Manilaceae plants and manila queens both grow in the tropics as well as areas with a lot of shade which is where manjulas prefer to thrive.

This means that if you have any marble queens in your home or garden, manjula pothos can thrive there too!

There is no special way of breeding marble queen and manjula pothos. The only difference between the two types of manjuas would be that manjula pothos will always produce white ones, while some manjulas will produce manjuas with other colours.

How can you tell Manjula pothos?

Manjula pothos is one of the most popular houseplants because manjulas are so easy to take care of. If you have a manjula, look for these features:

  • The leaves can be pointed or rounded with smooth edges; they’re often dark green and shiny on top but duller underneath.
  • Manjulas typically grow on vines and have leaves that are about an inch long.
  • The manjula flower is white with four or five petals, although flowers can be either pink or purple in some cases.

If you see any of these features, it’s possible your manjula could be a manjula. Once you identify what manjulas are, it will be easier to learn the manjula care guides so that your fuzzy friends can stay happy!

Do Manjula pothos grow fast?

The manjula pothos is not the fastest growing plant, but it does grow at a reasonable speed. Manjula Pothos will never have huge leaves like some other plants because they are ground dwellers. The manjula can take up to six years before you notice any significant growth.

When should I repot my Manjula pothos?

Manjula pothos can be repotted anytime during the growing season. If you notice that your manjula pothos is looking a little dry, or if it’s been in its pot for more than two years, then it might need to be replanted again.

You should also consider re-potting manjula pothos if you notice that it’s outgrowing its pot. If manjula pothos is in a small pot, and the roots are coming up to the surface or through drainage holes, then this could be an indication that your manjula needs a larger container.

It’s always best to also repot manjula pothos when the plant has outgrown its container.

How often should you water Manjula pothos?

Manjula pothos need to be watered about once every few weeks. If manjulas are in a small container or pot, they usually need more frequent watering than manjulas that are planted outside. Manjula plants should never be sitting in water- even if the manjula leaves look droopy and dry, it is usually a sign that manjulas need more water.

Manjula plants should also not be overwatered- if manjulas are given too much water, the leaves will begin to droop and turn yellow or brown. Overwatering manjuas can lead to root rot, which is difficult for manjuas to recover from.

One manjula plant that is planted outside in a container will need about an inch of water per week, while one manjula plant grown inside may need as much as two inches.

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Manjula Pothos can be a great addition to any home. They are extremely easy to care for and will make you feel happier with their company. The manjula pothos is also known as the money plant that not only provides an excellent source of beauty but brings good fortune too! Now know how to care for manjula pothos. Follow these simple steps and you’ll be on the way to having happy manjula pothos that will bring joy and cheer into your life.

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