Epipremnum ‘Pearls and Jade’

When I first saw this at work I thought it was probably ‘N’Joy’ – saw today it is actually a cultivar called ‘Pearls and Jade.’

Epipremnum ‘Pearls and Jade’

Edit: someone found this page by Googling “Are pothos n’ joy and pothos pearls and jade the same?” and if you’re here for the same reason – the short answer is no, they are different.

‘N’Joy’ seems to have solid patches of colour while ‘Pearls and Jade’ more closely resembles ‘Marble Queen’ with splotches of colour marking a leaf with the same texture as ‘N’Joy.’ They are similar due to their texture but different in their markings.


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2 Responses to Epipremnum ‘Pearls and Jade’

  1. It's really, really hard to tell! This looks exactly like my 'N'Joy.' I've seen this debate happen on GardenWeb as well.

    • Karen J Gray says:

      I’ve seen these two cultivars growing side by side in a nursery. To my eye they do not look very much alike, though they do share a smaller leaf size and a crumpled texture, that’s all they share.

      Pearls n Jade has colour variations that remind me of the Algerian Variegated Ivy, appearing as overlapping patches and spots/streaks, which run from duller greyish green patches, lighter, brighter green patches and duller, dark green patches, with the white. It also seems to have a narrower leaf tapering to a longer point than ‘N’Joy does.

      I find ‘N’Joy has a far less complex complement of colours, with much less in the way of spots/streaks. It has mainly patches of one shade of lighter green, like an early apple green, on white, with a somewhat rounded leaf body and shorter point, compared to Pearls n Jade. Of the two, I like Pearls’ n Jade best, but haven’t been able to find any for some time in the GTA, though ‘N’Joy is, at the moment, not hard to find.

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