If you love the look of Pothos but have been reluctant to try them because they’re challenging to get right—you’re in luck! The Marble Queen Pothos is a beautiful variegated specimen that is super easy to grow and maintain.
Learn how to care for your Marble Queen Pothos indoor plant so you can start enjoying the benefits of having it in your home.
This article goes into detail about how Marble Queen Pothos works, how to grow a marble queen pothos plant, growing tips, and how to make sure your marble queen pothos is healthy.
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About Marble Queen Pothos
The Marble Queen Pothos is a decorative houseplant that requires very little care. It is a favorite among beginners and experts alike because it’s easy to grow, adaptable to different conditions such as humidity and temperature, and produces beautiful white variegation all year.
Simple to handle, this variety of Pothos thrives indoors. It is mostly used as an accent plant in an indoor space, planted in a pot. The plant’s variegation is a classic white-on-green look that adds a touch of elegance to any space.
|Botanical Name||Epipremnum aureum ‘Marble Queen’|
|Common Name||Marble Queen Pothos|
|Plant Type||Evergreen Vine|
|Light||Bright, Indirect Light|
|Bloom season||Spring, Summer|
|Water needs||Low, Moderate|
|Soil||Well-Drained, Slightly Moist|
Marble Queen Pothos Care
The plant is easy to care for but requires some attention. If you want to keep your marble queen pothos happy, follow these tips for growing one indoors and out.
Marble Queen Pothos thrives in bright indirect light. It can withstand low-light levels, but the leaves will become pale or yellowish, and growth will be slow.
A south-facing window that gets filtered sunlight through blinds or shades can also work. Just be sure to avoid placing the plant’s pot in the way of direct sunlight to avoid sunburn.
Use well-draining potting soil that contains peat moss. The plant also needs moderate aeration, so don’t use heavy, clay soil.
You can easily buy some regular potting soil from your local gardening center and amend it with inorganic materials to increase drainage.
Water your Marble Queen Pothos regularly, but avoid getting the soil too wet. The general rule is to water until the water comes out of the bottom of the pot, then wait for the top inch or so to dry out before watering.
If you notice yellowing leaves or slow growth, try watering more often or using more organic material in your soil mix.
Temperature and Humidity
Marble Queen Pothos is a tropical houseplant that grows best in warm, humid conditions. It can tolerate temperatures above 80 degrees Fahrenheit (26 degrees Celsius), but it will do better if you keep the temperature between 60 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit.
It also appreciates high humidity. You can use a humidifier or a water tray below the plant’s pot to increase humidity levels.
Marble Queen Pothos does not need fertilizer. It will grow perfectly fine without any additional help at all. However, if you want to promote faster growth, you can use a balanced fertilizer designed for houseplants. It would help if you fed your plant every month or so during the growing season (spring and summer). Then, when growth slows down in the fall and winter, cut back on or stop fertilizing altogether.
If your Marble Queen Pothos becomes leggy and unruly, you can prune it. To do this, cut off the ends of long stems with scissors or sharp shears. You can also pinch out new shoots to encourage branching.
Unlike most Pothos, the Marble Queen doesn’t need frequent pruning to remain compact and pretty.
Potting and Repotting Marble Queen Pothos
If the Pothos is getting too large for its pot and its roots are beginning to overgrow, repot it.
Marble Queen Pothos likes to be slightly rootbound and doesn’t appreciate frequent repotting. Wait for a couple of years, at the very least, before beginning repotting.
Spring is the best time for repotting.
How to Repot (Step-by-Step)
- Remove the Pothos from its current pot by gently tapping it on all sides with a rubber mallet.
- Carefully remove any existing soil from around the root ball and discard it.
- Use a trowel to loosen the soil in the pot and remove any weeds or debris from within it.
- Place the root ball into a new container that is slightly larger than the old one.
- Fill in around the root ball with the soil and water thoroughly until water drains away freely from drainage holes at the bottom of the pot.
Propagating Marble Queen Pothos by Cuttings (Step-by-Step)
Once your pothos plant is mature enough to take cuttings, you can propagate marble queen pothos by taking them. This is a great way to get new plants because you don’t have to wait for them to grow from seed or look for seeds in stores.
Cuttings are also much easier than other propagation methods because they do not require special equipment or skills. Here’s what you do:
- Choose a healthy and well-established pothos plant to take cuttings from.
- Select a healthy stem with 4 or 5 nodes.
- Use a sharp knife to make an angled cut on the stem about 1/4 inch below a node.
- Dip the cutting into rooting hormone powder and plant it in a pot with perlite or vermiculite.
- Keep the plant warm and moist until new roots begin to form.
You can also propagate cuttings by growing them in a bowl of water. Pothos is famous for being able to grow in water just as well as in soil. Read more about it here.
Marble Queen Pothos does not bloom in cultivation. Instead, it is commonly used as an ornamental plant and grown for its variegated foliage.
Marble Queen Pothos is toxic to dogs, cats, and humans. All parts of the Pothos are toxic and can cause vomiting, diarrhea, and dermatitis. The toxin is found in the leaves and stems.
NOTE: This page is not intended as a substitute for veterinary advice. The toxicity of an ingested substance varies depending on the amount ingested, the animal’s weight, and its sensitivity to specific allergens. Contact your veterinarian or local animal poison control center immediately if you think your pet may have ingested a toxic substance.
Mealybugs are common pests of Pothos. They are small, white insects that are covered with a powdery substance. These pests suck the sap from the leaves and stems of plants and can cause the yellowing or dropping of leaves. Treat them using an insecticidal soap, neem oil, or horticultural oil.
Scale insects are tiny, hard-bodied insects. They can be either brown or black in color and are covered with a waxy coating. Scales suck the sap from the leaves, stems, and roots of plants. Treat them using an insecticidal soap or horticultural oil spray.
Fungus Gnats are the most common pest. They are small, dark flies that lay eggs in the soil, and larvae feed on the roots of plants. The adults are often seen flying around the house, looking for a place to lay eggs.
Spider Mites are the most common pest for Pothos. If you see webbing on your plant, you will likely have spider mites. The best way to get rid of them is by using a neem oil spray or insecticidal soap.
- Placing under harsh sunlight
- Using poorly drained potting mediums
- Fertilizing during dormancy
If your Pothos has yellow leaves, then it is likely that the plant is getting too much or too little sunlight. This can also be caused by overwatering. Take into account your plant’s current conditions before acting on the problem. Sometimes leaves can turn slightly yellow on their own as well.
If you overwater your Pothos or leave its roots submerged for a long time, it can develop root rot. When affected by this disease, the roots turn black and mushy, unable to suck up any nutrients from the soil. Prevention is key.
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