Marble Queen Pothos Care is simple and effortless when you know the right ways to do it. Check out all the details you need here!
What sets this plant from the other varieties is its beautiful green and white foliage that cascades down the planters. If you want to include it in your plant collection, read all about Marble Queen Pothos Care here!
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Marble Queen Pothos
Marble queen pothos has marble-like white variegation on its leaves hence the name. This variety grows at a slow pace compared to golden pothos. You can give it support with a pole or string and grow as a climber or plant it in a hanging basket or window box for a cascading look.
Native to the tropical environment of French Polynesia, this aroid vine from the Araceae family change shade with age. The heart-shaped green foliage of marble queen pothos is densely sprinkled and patterned in a creamy white hue; the variegation depends on the branch it has been propagated from. The leaves are quite similar in size to the golden pothos.
Botanical Name: Epipremnum aureum ‘Marble Queen’
USDA Zones: 2-11
Height: 36-60 inches
You can propagate this pothos variety both in soil and water very easily. Just take a 5-6 inches long stem from an existing plant below the nodes and root them in the soil or water. You can propagate pothos from cuttings and layering.
- To grow marble queen pothos from cuttings: Dip the cut end in rooting hormone and plant in potting mix, cover the nodes completely in the soil and keep it moist but do not make the soil soggy. The roots will form in 30-40 days.
- Growing marble queen pothos in soil from layering: In this process, the developed stems of the plant produce roots while being attached to the donor plant. Read in detail here.
We have a great article on propagating pothos in the water here
Requirements for Growing Marble Queen Pothos
This beautiful pothos variety prefers soft indirect bright light indoors; keep rotating the plant regularly, so each part of the plant gets sufficient exposure. Also, check out our secret tips to keep pothos lush here.
Using a slightly acidic or alkaline potting mix will be the best. You can also use ordinary garden soil. Generally, any regular houseplant potting soil with good drainage works well for growing marble queen pothos.
Water the plant when the topsoil feels a bit dry to touch. Avoid too much watering as it will cause root rot.
Temperature and Humidity
It does well at average room temperature, between 55 – 85°F (12-30 C). For best growth, a temperature between 70-90°F (21-32 C) is perfect. This plant performs well in high humidity, though it can tolerate dry air very efficiently as well.
Marble Queen Pothos Care
When growing in pots, pothos doesn’t need frequent fertilization. However, you can feed the plant with a balanced liquid fertilizer once in 6-8 weeks during the growing season.
If you notice roots coming out from the topsoil or drainage holes, then it’s time to repot the plant. Carefully transfer it to one size bigger container. For more details, check out our article on mistakes to avoid while repotting plants here.
Remove any yellow, dead, decayed stems and leaves regularly. If you notice leggy growth, then trim the stems either by pruning or pinching up to one or two nodes. Also, cut the leafless stems to the soil level to rejuvenate the growth.
Pro Tip: You can prune the plant anytime in the growing season, every few weeks. A bit of regular pruning and pinching makes pothos fuller and lush.
Pests and Diseases
Mealybugs, scale insects, and spider mites can affect pothos. You can get rid of these nasty pests by using an insecticidal soap solution.
Pothos plant can be affected by the most common disease – Phytophthora root rot, which makes the foliage black and brown. Prevent it by avoiding overwatering. Also, prune out the affected foliage to prevent it from spreading.
The foliage and stems contain poisonous calcium oxalate crystals that can be toxic to pets if ingested and result in intense pain and inflammation.
Marble Queen Pothos Care and Propagation in Water
Marble queen pothos care and propagation in water are easy if you follow the correct manner, read the instruction below:
- Choose a healthy stem of marble queen pothos and cut at least 4-6 inches top part of it below the root node, make sure it has 3-5 leaves.
- Take a clean glass jar and fill it with water; if using tap water, allow it to stand for 12 hours to evaporate the chlorine.
- Before propagation, add 1/6 to 1/4 strength balanced fertilizer to the jar; this will promote the growth. (Optional)
- Place the cut end of the cuttings in the jar, remove the lower leaves and make sure the nodes are submerged in the water.