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Epipremnum 'NJOY'


Family Name
Genus Epithet
Infraspecific Epithet
Name Status (botanical)

Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants)
Plant Growth Form Climber, Vine & Liana, Epiphyte
Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial


Native Distribution Of horticultural origin - cultivar registered in 2007
Preferred Climate Zone Tropical

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form Variegated trailing root climber with a compact form
Foliage Leaves cordate. Base color dark glossy green, with large splashes/ blotches of cream- white variegation.
Similar Resembles the parent clone Epipremnum 'Marble Queen' (an Epipremnum aureum cultivar) in having leaves with cream/ white variegation. Differs from the above clone in the leaf shape, variegation (large blotches of color instead of streaks) and in having a more compact form.
Taxonomy Note: While registering the patent of this plant, the classification given by the registrants was listed as "Epipremnum pinnatum 'NJoy'". However, the patent also stated that the plants were progeny of the clone 'Marble Queen'.  Epipremnum 'Marble Queen' is a cultivar of Epipremnum aureum, and not E pinnatum, hence  Epipremnum 'N-Joy' is recognized as a cultivar of E aureum and not E pinnatum  as specified by the patent registrants.

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Foliage
Landscape Uses Vertical Greenery / Green Wall, Skyrise / Balcony, Container Planting, Hanging Basket, Terrarium
Usage Hazard - Cons Irritant - Sap

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Semi-Shade
Water Preference Lots of Water, Moderate Water, Occasional Misting
Plant Growth Rate Moderate
Rootzone Tolerance Moist Soils, Well-Drained Soils, Fertile Loamy Soils, Low Humidity / Aircon, Easy to Grow
Propagation Method Stem Cutting


Foliage Retention Evergreen
Mature Foliage Colour(s) Cream / Off-White, Green, White
Mature Foliage Texture(s) Smooth
Foliar Type Simple / Unifoliate

Non - Foliar and Storage

Stem Type & Modification Herbaceous
Root Type Underground (Fibrous Root), Aboveground (Aerial Root)

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Master ID 30677
Species ID 4986
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Species record last updated on: 15 October 2021.