Epipremnum aureum is part of the Araceae family, its native range is Society Islands (Moorea). 'Manjula' (sometimes called 'Happy Leaf') is thought to be a patented cultivar from the Univeristy of Florida. Leaves are wide and heart shaped with stunning variegation of white, silver, cream, and light green.
Genus name comes from the Greek ‘epi’ meaning upon and ‘premno’ meaning stump, this is possibly in reference to the epiphytic nature of plants in this genus. Specific epithet comes from the Latin ‘aureo’ meaning gold.
Pot: ø 12cm.
Foliage: Approximately 15cm.
Light: Bright indirect light, meaning the plant sees the sun for 0-4 hours per day - this could be through trees or a translucent curtain, it’s important for the plant to see the sky in order to thrive.
Water: If you’re giving your plant bright indirect light, potting mix ought to be evenly moist. Before watering, ensure the substrate isn’t compacted, if it is, aerate it with a few pokes of a skewer or blunt stick, pour water slowly over the top and allow the water to pass through the drainage holes.
Potting mix: A well draining mix composed of coco coir, perlite or vermiculite, orchid bark and worm castings.
Fertilising: Feed your plant every other watering during the growing season or when you observe active growth. You can dilute fertiliser to half the recommended amount but never add more.
Temperature: 15-29°C, no lower than 12°C.
Humidity: Epipremnum would prefer higher humidity but do well to adapt to average home humidity. You can increase humidity by placing the plant on a watered pebble tray or using a humidifier.
Epipremnum are toxic, keep out of reach of pets and children.