The marble queen pothos is a staple amongst many houseplant collections. With its beautiful green and white leaves, it’s easy to tell why.
Commonly confused with the snow queen pothos, this plant can produce intense, beautiful creamy white variegation under the right conditions. You can tell the marble queen from the snow queen pothos by the amount of white variegation and tone.
The snow queen will produce more white than green leaves, and has a brighter white variegation compared to the creaminess of the marble queen plant.
Also referred to as epipremnum aureum marble queen, this pothos variety is the perfect easy to care for indoor plant.
Marble Queen Pothos Care Guide
Keeping your marble pothos plant happy is an easy task, making it a perfect plant for the beginner plant parent or as a gift for a friend or family member.
This plant will thrive in a pot or hanging basket where its long vines have room to grow.
Marble Pothos Care Overview
Light: Bright Indirect / Medium
Watering: Water when top half dry
Soil: Light, airy well draining mix
Feeding: Use houseplant fertilizer every 2 weeks in spring and summer
Humidity: Normal household
The marble queen pothos prefers bright indirect light, but can tolerate almost any lightning condition.
However, in lower light conditions this plant will not produce as bright white variegation. To see its full potential, be sure to place it in a bright spot.
You should water your marble queen pothos once the first few inches or half of the soil is dry. This plant is relatively low maintenance, and won’t mind if you forget to water it until the leaves begin to slightly wilt.
You likely won’t have to water this plant more than every two weeks, unless in a warm sunny spot which will dry out the soil much more quickly.
In order to avoid root rot on the marble pothos, you should always be sure to drain excess water and try to use pots with a drainage hole.
Preferred Soil / Potting Medium
A simple potting mix is all that’s required for the marble queen plant. Although it requires nothing special, it will thrive in a light, airy well draining mix.
We would recommend a mix of high-quality soil, peat moss or orchid bark, and perlite to give your marble pothos the soil it needs!
Since the marble pothos is a tropical plant, it loves high humidity levels. But, it can do just fine in typical household humidity levels so long as it’s not in a draft or directly by a heating vent.
Marble Queen Pothos Propagation Tips
When your marble queen starts to outgrow its current home or you want to share the plant with others, propagation is easy and just like any other pothos plant.
To propagate your marble queen pothos, choose a vine on the plant. Then at the end of the vine, find the node which is located on the stem, underneath the leaf. On most marble pothos plants, the nodes are fairly obvious because they grow into aerial roots.
Once you locate your node or aerial root, cut the plant directly below it. Let it sit for about a half hour to scab over the cut (this can help to prevent rot) and place in your method of propagation.
We would also recommend dipping the end of your cutting into rooting hormone powder. This helps the marble pothos propagation to develop roots more quickly.
Once your cutting has roots at least 2-3 inches in length, you can pot them into soil and enjoy your new plant.
Is Marble Queen Pothos Toxic?
Like all pothos varieties, the marble pothos is toxic to pets and humans. You should keep this plant away from dogs, cats, or the extremely curious child to avoid ingestion.
Common Problems With Marble Pothos
Marble pothos care is relatively simple, but there are still common issues plant parents run into.
Yellowing leaves on the marble queen are most commonly caused by overwatering your plant.
If this is the case, let the plant completely dry out before watering it again.
Then going forward, you should be sure to not water the plant until the top half of the soil is dry.
Mealybugs, spider mites, and fungus gnats are the most common pests for the marble pothos plant. However, most of these pests can be avoided with proactive care.
You can shower your plant once a month, dust and treat the leaves with neem oil, sprinkle cinnamon on soil, and make sure the top of the soil is completely dry before watering.
If you notice that your marble queen pothos leaves are drooping or wilting, the plant likely needs more water. Drooping means that the plant is dehydrated and thirsty. Once watered, it should bounce back within a few hours.
Epipremnum Auream Marble Queen: An Easy To Care For Stunner
Houseplant Hive has a special love for pothos plants, and the marble pothos plant is no exception!
While this plant can survive in lower light conditions, we would only really recommend leaving it in bright indirect light to enjoy its full beauty and potential.
In the right conditions, the marble queen can produce almost all white leaves with slight green variegation – The stuff of dreams!
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