Marble Queen Pothos – The Ultimate Care Guide

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The Marble Queen Pothos is a perfect addition to any room in the home. This plant will bring life and beauty with its verdant leaves. If you’re looking for a plant that is low maintenance and can thrive in a variety of conditions, then the Marble Queen pothos is a great option.

However, even though this plant is relatively easy to take care of, you should know a few things to keep it happy and healthy. 

In this article, we will go over the basics of caring for your pothos plant. We will cover watering, lighting, fertilizing requirements, and how to propagate Marble Queen pothos. By the end, you will be an expert on plant care!

Scientific Name Epipremnum aureum
Common Name Money plant, Marble Queen pothos, Devil’s Ivy
Family Araceae
Origin South Asia, Southeast Asia, Australia, Northern South Africa
Plant Type Perennial vine 
Bloom Time Spring, summer 
Flower Color  White, green
Soil Fast-draining, loamy, moist soil
Water Maintain lightly moist
Temperature 65-90°F
Sunlight Low, bright, indirect light
Toxicity Calcium oxalate crystals

About Marble Queen Pothos

The Marble Queen pothos is a beautiful, hardy, and easy-to-grow houseplant. The leaves are glossily variegated with shades of green, white, and yellow.

This cultivar is an excellent choice for beginners, as it tolerates neglect. It can be grown to be an indoor plant or outdoor plant and will quickly fill out a pot or space with its long trailing vines. It does well in bright or indirect sunlight and is moist with drier soil.

This pothos is not only beautiful, but it is also beneficial to your health. It has been proven to remove harmful toxins from the air and prevent problems with allergies or asthma. 

Marble Queen Pothos Care

 the easy care guide for Marble Queen Pothos

This pothos is a beautiful variety with dark green leaves streaked with creamy white veins. They are hardy plants that don’t require much care. But they need love and attention to thrive to their best!

To care for this plant, you will need to consider all aspects of its growth, including:

Light

Light is one of the most important factors in growing a healthy Marble Queen. They like bright, indirect natural light. If you are growing your plants indoors, place them near a window where they will receive plenty of indirect lighting.

If you notice the leaves of your plant turning yellow, this is a sign that it is getting too much harsh direct sunlight in the day. Move it to a location with more indirect light to prevent further damage to its leaves.

Soil

You can purchase premixed potting soil or make your own by mixing equal parts perlite, vermiculite, and peat moss. These tropical plants prefer a well-draining soil mix. Also, add a layer of gravel to the bottom of your pot to help with drainage holes.

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Watering

Marble plants are drought-tolerant and only need to be watered when the soil is dry to the touch. During the growing season (spring and summer), you must water your plant about once a week. Check the soil moisture before watering to avoid over-watering, which can lead to root rot.

In the winter, you can reduce your watering schedule to once every two weeks.

Fertilizer

Fertilizer is not necessary for pothos plants
Fertilizer is not necessary for pothos plants

Fertilizer is not generally necessary for Marble Queen plants, as they can get the nutrients they need from a loamy potting mix. However, fertilizing them regularly during the growing season can help to promote vigorous growth. If necessary, fertilize them once per month with a general-purpose liquid fertilizer during summer and spring.

Temperature

These plants prefer average room temperatures of 65-90°F (18-32°C). They can tolerate a wider range of temperatures, but if the temperature dips below 55°F (13°C), the leaves will start to turn black and drop off.

Humidity

Pothos plants do not require high humidity levels and can even tolerate some drought. However, they will benefit from occasional misting, especially during the winter when the air is dry. You can also set the plant on your pebble tray or use a humidifier to increase the humidity around it.

Using a pebble tray is very simple. First, place the plant pot on top of the gravel and ensure that the soil will remain above water level to prevent any excess moisture from accumulating around its roots! Then, watch as humidity increases with every sip out lost by evaporating liquid–just top up whenever necessary for optimal growth rates (and safety).

Repotting

Marble Queen plants are fast-growing and must be repotted every 12-18 months, up to a year. The best way to ensure your pothos plants have the space they need is by using a pot at least one size larger than its current container.

Water the well and place it in a location with bright, indirect sunlight. When repotting, gently remove it from its pot and shake off any excess soil. If you notice signs of rot or mushiness, cut away those areas before placing them in a new mix. Next, fill the newly prepared container with fresh rooting compound ingredients.

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Marble Queen Pothos Propagation

This beautiful and variegated plant is easy to propagate. You will need to stem cuttings from the original plant and allow them to root. The process of cutting and rooting this plant allows for an endless supply to grow in your garden. You’ll have new plants that are guaranteed to be identical and increase in size with time.

Pothos mother plant
Mother plant
New pothos plant from propagation
New plant

Follow our simple instructions below to propagate your plants.

Step 1: Cut stems from the original plant, ensuring each one has at least four or five nodes. These are the points where leaves attach to the stem, and new roots will grow.

Step 2: Remove two or three bottom leaves from each stem to get a more vigorous plant, and leave at least two leaves on top.

Step 3: To ensure that the cutting’s roots stay healthy, fill up a jar with water and place your cuttings atop it. Make sure they’re fully submerged, but the top leaves are above the water.

Step 4: Keep the jar in a well-lit area with medium indirect light. Change the water once per week to maintain freshness.

Step 5: After about two or three weeks, your cuttings will have grown roots. At this point, you can plant them in the soil and watch as they grow into beautiful trees.

Step 6: The best way to plant a cutting is by keeping the soil moist and firm. You will want it at least two weeks before planting so that they can acclimate themselves well enough for their new home.

The best time to propagate them is in spring or summer when the plant is actively growing. You can use any healthy stem from the plant, but choosing one with several leaves is best. 

It may take a few weeks for the cutting to root, but once it does, you can transplant it into the soil and continue to care for it as you would the original plant. With patience and care, you can quickly be propagating Marble Queen pothos and enjoy its beauty for years.

Toxicity

pothos plant is toxic if ingested
This plant is not good if swallowed

Pothos is a popular, low-maintenance, and easy-to-care-for houseplant. However, this tropical plant can be toxic to pets and humans if ingested. The leaves and vines of the plant contain calcium oxalate crystals which can irritate the mouth, throat, and stomach. 

Ingestion of the plant may also cause vomiting and diarrhea. If you have this plant in your home, keep it out of reach of children and pets.

Common Problems

The Marble Queen is a popular houseplant known for its trailing vines and attractive leaves. However, this plant can be prone to several problems, including:

Yellow leaves

One of the most common pothos problems with the Marble Queen is yellow leaves. This issue can be caused by several factors, including improper watering, light, temperature fluctuations, low humidity, unbalanced soil pH, fertilizer burn, etc. If you see your plant starting to turn yellow, try adjusting its environment and see if that helps.

Brown leaves

Another common issue is brown leaves. Brown edges and leaf tips can be caused by inadequate irrigation or insufficient humidity. Ensure to water your plant regularly and avoid putting it in arid areas, such as near drafty windows and heating vents.

Green leaves

The multicolored leaves of the Marble pothos are its most prominent feature. If your plant’s leaves turn solid green, it’s not receiving enough light. Relocate your plant to a brighter location to restore the leaves’ variegation.

Care Tips

 some tips for gardeners on pothos care
These are some tips for gardeners

Pothos plants are one of the easiest plants to grow, making them perfect for first-time gardeners or those who don’t have a green thumb. The Marble Queen is a popular and pretty pothos plant with gorgeous leaves. Here are some tips for growing your plant:

  • This plant prefers bright, indirect sunlight.
  • Keep the soil moist but not wet.
  • Fertilize it every other week with a balanced fertilizer.
  • Prune the plant regularly to keep it healthy and bushy.
  • It is not tolerant of cold temperatures, so bring it indoors if the temperature outside drops below 55 degrees Fahrenheit.

Read more: Global Green Pothos Care: The Easy Guide for Beginners

FAQs

Here are some frequently asked FAQ questions:

Should I Mist My Marble Queen?

Yes, it would be best if you mist this pothos plant to keep it healthy and to look its best. Regular misting will help the plant retain moisture and discourage the growth of powdery mildew.

Are Snow Queen And Marble Queen The Same?

No, they are two different types of pothos.

Snow Queen is a white variety, while Marble Queen is a green variety. The leaves of the Snow Pothos have more white veins, while the leaves of the Marble plants are green with a bit of white variegation.

They are easy to care for and make great additions to any home or office.

Do Marble Queen Pothos Like To Be Root Bound?

No, they do not like to be root bound. If the Queen pothos becomes root bound, its growth will slow, and it may eventually die. Therefore, expressing them in a large pot is essential for their continued growth.

Conclusion

The Marble Queen pothos is the perfect plant for those who want to add some beauty and green to their home without taking up too much space. This beginner’s guide covered everything you need to know about growing and caring for your plants. Then, with a few tips, you will become a professional indoor gardener who will awe everyone!

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Kelly Lawrence

Kelly Lawrence

I’m Kelly Lawrence, two years after graduating with a Journalism major, I had the opportunity to apply my experiences to become the founder and executive content writer of this gardening blog.