Plant Care Pearls and Jade Pothos

Pearls and Jade Pothos

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Pearls and Jade Pothos has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Pearls and Jade Pothos has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate

About Pearls and Jade Pothos

This pothos variety has beautiful variegation that definitely catches the eye. Feng shui experts say placing pothos in sharp corners or angles in your home can reduce anxiety and stress. 😌

A NASA/ALCA study on the use of common plants for indoor air purification also labeled golden pothos—along with Philodendron and spider plants—as the most effective in removing formaldehyde from the air. 💨

Taxonomy

Epipremnum aureum 'Pearls and Jade'
Epipremnum
Araceae
Alismatales

Also known as

Pothos 'Pearls and Jade'

How to care for Pearls and Jade Pothos

💦 Water

How often to water your Pearls and Jade Pothos

Water needs for Pearls and Jade Pothos
0.5 cups
every 9

Pearls and Jade Pothos needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Pearls and Jade Pothos

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Pearls and Jade Pothos in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Pearls and Jade Pothos: 6ft from a window
6ft or less from
a window

Pearls and Jade Pothos can tolerate being far from a window and light source.

Place it less than 6 feet from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Pearls and Jade Pothos in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Pearls and Jade Pothos

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Pearls and Jade Pothos: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Pearls and Jade Pothos after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Pearls and Jade Pothos is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Benefits of Growing Pearls and Jade Pothos →

Common Pearls and Jade Pothos Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Pearls and Jade Pothos prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Pearls and Jade Pothos Water Frequency →

Pearls and Jade Pothos Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Pearls and Jade Pothos can tolerate being far from a window and light source. Place it less than 6 feet from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Pearls and Jade Pothos Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Pearls and Jade Pothos is not safe to consume. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.

Pearls and Jade Pothos Toxicity to Cats →


💨 Humidity

Pearls and Jade Pothos doesn’t require additional humidity. Plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves, so the best way to provide humidity for your plants is through watering the soil.

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🪴 Soil

Pearls and Jade Pothos does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

When and How to Successfully Repot Pearls and Jade Pothos →


💩 Fertilizer

Pearls and Jade Pothos should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!

How Much and When to Fertilize Pearls and Jade Pothos →


❄️ Dormancy

It’s common for Pearls and Jade Pothos to go dormant in the wintertime and you may notice their growth slow down. Waterings should be spaced out more during this time.


🌎 Native Region

Pearls and Jade Pothos is native to tropical China through Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands.


🌸 Flowers

Pearls and Jade Pothos does not flower.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Pearls and Jade Pothos is a naturally climbing plant and can be trained to climb indoors if you provide a moss pole or trellis. The newest growth will emerge from the end of the stems.

How and When to Prune Pearls and Jade Pothos →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Pearls and Jade Pothos can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 10a-12a. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Pearls and Jade Pothos Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation

Pearls and Jade Pothos can be propagated by the stem method. To propagate:

  • Make a cut just above the node. The node is the break in the stem where the leaf emerges.
  • To get the cutting to root, you can either:
    • Place the cutting in water until roots emerge and are ~2” long and then transplant into well-draining soil, or
    • Place the cutting directly into well-draining soil and water when dry.

How to Propagate Pearls and Jade Pothos →


🍂 Yellow Leaves

Yellow leaves aren’t always a reason to panic, and can be a normal part of a plant’s life cycle. Unless brand new leaves are turning yellow or all the leaves change color at once, it’s likely just your plant shedding old leaves.

Overwatering and root rot are the most likely cause of problems in Pearls and Jade Pothos, since they are sensitive to wet soil. The leaves may also appear to be curling or drooping. Less often, yellow leaves are caused by underwatering, nutrient deficiencies, or pests.

Replace soggy soil with fresh, dry soil and download Greg to make sure your plant never gets overwatered again!


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Pearls and Jade Pothos

Pearls and Jade Pothos

Pearls and Jade Pothos


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 6ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Pearls and Jade Pothos has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 22
Pearls and Jade Pothos has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 21
Pearls and Jade Pothos has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 17
Pearls and Jade Pothos has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 8
Pearls and Jade Pothos has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
@Megan avatar
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leaf-1 32 Plants
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globe Washington, DC
11/24/2021

A little more finicky than some other pothos but still pretty easy.

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leaf-1 24 Plants
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globe Round Hill, VA
11/05/2021

Easy care. Water, plenty of sun. We were able to propogate Pearl into a sister plant. So my kids are enjoying having one to care for upstairs.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
@JuJuBeans avatar
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leaf-1 58 Plants
xp 6,988 XP
globe Decatur, GA
10/28/2021

Test soil between hydration sessions, let it dry a bit between watering. More light (Indirect) will intensify the variegation. Prefers better soil blends Sphagnum Moss
2 Portions of Pumice
4 Portions of Coco Coir
4 Portions of Perlite
6 Portions of Pebbles or 6 Portions of Orchid Bark this lets it irrigate better avoiding root rot.

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leaf-1 45 Plants
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globe Ephrata, PA
09/29/2021

Beautiful, but slow growing.

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leaf-1 48 Plants
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globe Savannah, GA
09/27/2021

I like how this looks and grows but I do wish it grew faster like other pothos. Maybe I needs better conditions but it's still beautiful

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leaf-1 5 Plants
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globe Dallas, TX
09/15/2021

I can’t keep plants alive but pothos has been fairly easy

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leaf-1 30 Plants
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globe McKees Rocks, PA
08/11/2021

Love my pothos grows new leads every few days and is really pretty

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
@anicole8 avatar
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leaf-1 18 Plants
xp 2,492 XP
globe Morgantown, WV
07/07/2021

Such a beautiful plant, I love the leaf pattern! Such an easy plant to care for!

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
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Jobie avatar
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leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 177 XP
globe Spokane Valley, WA
05/22/2021

My easiest and first plant, great survivability and beautiful leaves. Watered once every 9 days or so. Leaves will tell you when it needs watered (the droop and get squishy) which makes it great as long as you pay attention.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
@deathbycinnamon avatar
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leaf-1 17 Plants
xp 773 XP
globe Winnipeg, Manitoba
05/15/2021

propagates very easily! they are a beautiful plant, love her so much!

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
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@Shivlit avatar
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leaf-1 29 Plants
xp 1,000 XP
05/14/2021

A very pretty kind of pothos! super exciting to see the different leaves grow, you never know what kind of variegation will be on the new growth. Very easy to grow and propagate! Great for beginner houseplant parents!

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
@alinyaa avatar
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leaf-1 8 Plants
xp 376 XP
05/11/2021

hardy plant. I originally bought it in a really tiny container and one day I noticed the leaves were super floppy and weak. They needed to be repotted in a bigger pot and I was afraid of root rot so I sprinkled the roots in cinnamon before I repotted. Within 24 hours it was like nothing had happened and new leaves are coming in!

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
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@iamchlo3 avatar
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leaf-1 21 Plants
xp 960 XP
04/30/2021

Super ead

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Fast grower Fast grower
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@GatherandGrow avatar
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leaf-1 155 Plants
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globe Lincoln, NE
04/15/2021

I love the leaves on this beautiful pothos and she is such a fast grower!

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
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leaf-1 155 Plants
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globe Lincoln, NE
04/06/2021

I have two of these and they just keep getting bigger and bigger and have such gorgeous leaves!

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate

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