Jessenia Pothos: Fun Facts & Care Tips + Common Problems to Avoid



If you’re a pothos enthusiast, you may or may not have heard of Jessenia. Jessenia is a recent addition to the family and is an incredibly rare variety to find. 

If you are lucky to have a Jessenia or just want to know more about it, then read on to learn some fun facts, care tips, and common problems of the rare Jessenia pothos plant.

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Fun Facts & Other Information You Should Know

Plant Origin

Jessenia is a cultivar that  is relatively new to the  pothos family. Discovered just in 2014 by Costa Farms, it is a stable sport of Marble Queen, which is why the two varieties look so similar.

Name Origin

The specific epithet of the species name aureum comes from aurum, which means ‘gold’ in Latin—referring to the more colorful cultivars and varieties of the species, as pothos is well known for its stunning variegations of gold and green.

Native Range and Habitat

Pothos plants are  originally native to the Solomon Islands and the Society Islands, but you probably won’t see any cultivated varieties out in the wild. Instead, wild pothos plants can typically be spotted in the understory of forests or climbing up large trees.

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