Both plants share similar care requirements, including bright indirect light and moderate watering. However, the Pothos N'Joy may require slightly more attention due to its sensitivity to overwatering.
Glacier Pothos Vs. N’Joy Pothos -Quick Look
|Plant Characteristics & Care||Pothose Glacier||N'Joy Pothos|
|Scientific Name||Epipremnum aureum 'Glacier' Common name: Pothos Glacier Snow Queen Pothos||Epipremnum aureum ‘N'Joy’ Common name: Neon Pothos N’ Joy|
|Plant Type||Evergreen tropical vining plants||Evergreen tropical vining plants|
|Origin||Southeast Asia, Indonesia, and the Solomon Islands. Glacier cultivar origin is unknown||Southeast Asia, Indonesia, and the Solomon Islands. N’joy originated in 2002 due to a branch mutation from marble queen Pothos|
|Appearance||White and green variegated leaves. The leaves of the Glacier Pothos are typically heart-shaped with pointed tips and have a glossy texture||Variegated leaves with white, green, and yellow tones. The heart-shaped, pyramid-shaped, or oval leaves of the Pothos N'Joy are broader than those of the Glacier Pothos and have a distinctive wavy edge|
|Size||Up to 3 to 6 feet (0.9 to 1.8 meters) in length and spread out as much as 2 to 3 feet (0.6 to 0.9 meters) in width. Its leaves grow up to 4 inches (10 cm) in length and 2 inches (5 cm) in width||Up to 3 to 6 feet (0.9 to 1.8 meters) in length, but more compact than the Glacier Pothos, reaching a width of around 1 to 2 feet (0.3 to 0.6 meters). Its leaves grow up to 3 inches (7.6 cm) in length and 2 inches (5 cm) in width|
|Water||More drought-tolerant and tolerates a slightly longer period of dry soil between waterings||Requires more frequent watering|
|Sun||Tolerates slightly lower light levels than the Pothos N'Joy and grows in low light conditions||Prefers brighter light and shows signs of stress when kept in low light|
More Information About These Two Plants
The Glacier Pothos and the Pothos N'Joy are both cultivars of the Pothos plant, an evergreen tropical vining plant.
They are often grown as hanging or trailing houseplants, making them a popular choice for indoor gardens, offices, and public spaces.
The Pothos plant is native to the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific, where it grows as a climbing vine in the understory of tropical rainforests.
It is still being determined where or when the Glacier Pothos was first developed, but it was likely the result of selective breeding for their unique variegation patterns.
The N’joy cultivar was introduced in 2002 after a branch mutation occurred in a marble queen Pothos.
The Glacier Pothos has white and green variegated leaves that give it a snow-like appearance, which is where its name comes from. The leaves of the Glacier Pothos leaves are typically heart-shaped with pointed tips and have a glossy texture.
In contrast, the Pothos N'Joy has uniquely shaped and variegated white, yellow, and green leaves. The leaves of the Pothos N'Joy are broader than those of the Glacier Pothos and have a distinctive wavy edge that adds to their visual appeal.
The Glacier Pothos and the Pothos N'Joy are fast growers and can get fairly large as indoor plants with proper care and maintenance, but there are some differences in their typical size and growth patterns.
The Glacier Pothos grow up to 3 to 6 feet (0.9 to 1.8 meters) in length and spread out as much as 2 to 3 feet (0.6 to 0.9 meters) in width. Its leaves grow up to 4 inches (10 cm) in length and 2 inches (5 cm) in width.
The Pothos N'Joy also grows up to 3 to 6 feet (0.9 to 1.8 meters) in length, but its spread is typically more compact than the Glacier Pothos, reaching a width of around 1 to 2 feet (0.3 to 0.6 meters). Its smaller leaves grow up to 3 inches (7.6 cm) in length and 2 inches (5 cm) in width.
It is worth noting that the size of both plants depends on growing conditions such as light, temperature, humidity, and available space for roots to grow. They are very vigorous growers during the warm months of the growing season, and will remain green but stop growing in the winter. Repotting may be necessary every 1-2 years as the plants outgrow their pots.
With proper care, the Glacier Pothos and the Pothos N'Joy make beautiful and eye-catching additions to any indoor garden or living space. Also, consider repotting the plants into a larger container once it outgrows their current pot.
Since all Pothos are vining plants, you can use a moss pole or trellis and train your plant to climb, or place them in a hanging basket or bookshelf and let the vines trail below.
The Glacier Pothos and the Pothos N'Joy have similar watering requirements, but you should be aware of some differences.
Both cultivars prefer well-draining soil and moderate watering. Overwatering leads to root rot, so allow the soil to dry out slightly between waterings. Use a pot with drainage holes and water both plants deeply until water drains out the bottom of the pot. Avoid letting them sit in standing water.
The main difference in watering requirements between the two cultivars is that the Glacier Pothos is more drought-tolerant than the Pothos N'Joy. This means the Glacier Pothos tolerates a slightly longer period of dry soil between waterings. In contrast, the Pothos N'Joy requires more frequent watering as it prefers consistently moist soil.
Both cultivars, like most plants, are sensitive to overwatering or underwatering, so observe the condition of the potting mix (it should never be wet, waterlogged, or mushy) and the plant itself to determine when it needs watering. Adjust watering frequency based on factors such as temperature, humidity, and light levels, which can affect how quickly the soil dries out.
The Glacier Pothos and the Pothos N'Joy have similar light requirements, but there are some differences in how they respond to different light conditions.
Both cultivars prefer bright, indirect light but also tolerate lower light levels. Direct sunlight scorches their leaves, so avoid placing them in direct sunlight.
The Glacier Pothos tolerates slightly lower light levels than the Pothos N'Joy and even grows in low light conditions, although it will not grow as quickly or as vigorously as when exposed to brighter light.
On the other hand, the Pothos N'Joy prefers brighter light and may show signs of stress, such as losing their variegation and becoming a solid, muted green color, if kept in low light for an extended period.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are glacier Pothos and Pothos N’joy real plants?
Both Glacier Pothos and Pothos N'Joy are real types of Pothos varieties. They were likely cultivated by cross-breeding Pothos varieties for their unique variegation.
How do I know if I have a glacier Pothos?
To identify Glacier Pothos, look for the white variegation on its green leaves and its slower growth rate. N’Joy leaves are heart-shaped leaf shape and light green with dark green variegation.
What are the propagation methods for Pothos?
Pothos is very easy to propagate from stem cuttings. When pruning your plant to size, save the healthy stem cuttings to make new plants to share with friends. Simply place stem cuttings in water or a mixture of perlite and potting soil for propagation. Wait a few weeks for roots and new growth to appear, then transfer to a new pot and follow regular Pothos plant care instructions.
What are the other types of Pothos?
Other types of Pothos (also called devil’s ivy) include Golden Pothos, Marble Queen Pothos, Jade Pothos, Manjula Pothos, Silver Ann Pothos, Satin Pothos, and Jessenia Pothos. They are all tropical plants that require similar care and are grown by enthusiasts of all skill levels.
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