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How To Grow and Care for Marble Queen Pothos

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Marble Queen pothos (Epipremnum areum Marble Queen) is one of the most low-maintenance houseplants you can grow. Marble Queen can be grown as a hanging plant or as a climbing vine plant. This plant is so forgiving; it might even flower indoors!

Marble Queen Pothos is native to French Polynesia; pothos plants are also known as Devil’s Ivy or Money Plant. When grown as a hanging plant, Marble Queen stays quite small but can grow up a wall as tall as 20 feet (6 meters) when it has supportive structures to grow on!

Marble Queen pothos has distinct green, white, and creamy variegation, like Manjula Pothos, but is a lot greener in general. Like all other pothos, Marble Queen is mildly toxic if ingested. Marble Queen pothos is a terrific houseplant to add a little green to a room and is exceptional for busy people because it is very low maintenance. Nevertheless, there are a few things you have to keep in mind when growing or taking care of your Marble Queen pothos.

Basic Care

Marble Queen Pothos
Marble Queen Pothos

Marble Queen pothos is a resilient plant, superb for a beginner who wants some nature in their living space or office. This variety of pothos can live in any light condition, but it has better color variegation and grows quicker in bright indirect light. When your Marble Queen grows a little too green for your taste, give it a location with more access to light. It might be a good idea to trim the long vines to give them a more bushy look.

Watering

Probably the most important factor about Marble Queen pothos care – it is quite easy to overwater this plant, which makes its leaves turn yellow. Overwatering will reduce pothos plants’ ability to absorb nutrients from the soil. Allow the top half of the soil to dry out before watering it deeply. Don’t worry; this type of plant can handle neglect; when the soil is too dry, the leaves’ edges will turn brown. If you forgot to water it for some time, it’s not a big problem; once you water it again, the plant will come alive quickly.

Soil

Marble Queen pothos thrives in a well-drained, loamy soil. If you have indoor potting soil, it may be a good idea to add some perlite or sand to increase drainage. Furthermore, when grown in pots, ensure pots have drainage holes to prevent overwatering and to cause root rot.

Fertilizer

If you want your pothos plant to grow more, you need to fertilize it once per month (during the growing season) with a balanced liquid fertilizer. With Marble Queen pothos, it’s best to under-fertilize rather than over-fertilize.

Climate

Since pothos plants are native to southeast Asia, they grow well in humid environments. When relative humidity is at a low level indoors, you can place the plant near a humidifier or use a mist spray regularly on the plants’ leaves. If you live in cold climates, be careful of cold drafts. It is not a good idea to have your Marble Queen pothos plant on the windowsill with the window open during cold periods. Marble Queen thrives in temperatures 65°F to 90°F (18.3 to 32.2) °C.

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Marble Queen Pothos as a hanging plant
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Light

Same as with any other pothos plant, scorching direct summer sun may burn its leaves. It will grow best in a bright spot with no indirect sunlight. However, Marble Queen pothos can survive for a while without much light at all, although it may have less color in those circumstances.

Regular Problems

Downward pointing leaves – you should water the pothos plant; after watering deeply, leaves should start turning upward in an hour!
Yellow leaves – are mostly caused by overwatering. However, they can also be caused by disease or lack of light.
Brown leaves – Marble Queen pothos demand more moisture; use a mist spray or humidifier or try watering it more frequently without overwatering it. The case is if the browning starts at the tip of the leaf.

Propagating

Like other pothos plants, Marble Queen pothos can be propagated by cutting the stem. It is advised to prune the plant anyway since this plant starts branching from the cutting point. Here are 6 detailed steps on how to propagate your pothos plant.

  • Make a cut near a node; the cutting should be at least 4 inches long.
  • Remove the leaves from the bottom half, meaning half of the stem should be leafless.
  • Place the leafless half into the water, and replace the water every week
  • Provide the new cutting location with bright indirect light
  • New roots should start growing in 2 weeks; once they are about an inch long, you can put them in the soil
  • Keep the soil moist for two weeks after planting

Pests

Houseplants are generally susceptible to mealybugs, fungus gnats, spider mites, and scale, and so are Marble Queen pothos plants. Use neem oil or soap to get rid of these pests. Practice examining your plant regularly; if you catch the infestation early, it is easier to get rid of the pests.