Epipremnum aureum 'NJOY'

Epipremnum aureum 'NJOY'

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Epipremnum aureum ‘NJOY’ is a cultivar in the Araceae family, it was discovered as a naturally occurring branch mutation in superior clones of the parent variety ‘Marble Queen’. Over a period of several years, clones with shorter internodes and the brightest variegation were selected. The new variety was discovered by Ashish Arvind Hansoti in 2002 at a commercial greenhouse near Mumbai, India. 

Leaves are small, broad and ovate, growth is compact with short internodes. Variegation is cream and light green with asymmetric splashes of green either side of the midrib.

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.

Hanging Pot: ø 17cm.

Foliage: Approximately 30cm.

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. If your plant is positioned in a lower light spot, allow the majority of the mix to dry out. 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.