Marble Queen Pothos
Welcome to our guide to marble queen pothos care…
Marble Queen Pothos Care Summary
|Light needs:||Medium to bright indirect sunlight.|
|Watering needs:||Check weekly, water if top 50% of soil is dry.|
|Fertilizer:||A balanced plant feed once a month in the spring and summer months.|
|Soil:||A well draining potting compost with 20% perlite.|
|Temperature:||18°C to 30°C (64-86°F).|
|Where to buy:||Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.|
|Common issues:||Pests like spidermites.|
The marble queen pothos a.k.a. epipremnum aureum ‘marble queen’ is, as the name suggests, a beautifully marbled variegated pothos, with each leaf having a different variegated pattern. We cover all you need to know to care for this pretty pothos.
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Marble Queen Pothos Light Needs
Medium indirect sunlight up to bright is great. Do not give them direct sun, as the variegated parts of the leaves can burn quite easily. The thing is they need more light than a greener pothos as the variegated parts of the laves cannot convert energy as well. So they need a good amount of light to grow well, but not enough to burn it.
How Often to Water
Pothos are tough and are tolerant of some erratic watering, but check the soil once a week and water it if the soil is almost all dry all the way down.
Tip: these pothos are particularly susceptible to root rot, so do not water them unless the soil is dry or nearly dry, all the way down.
Use a balanced plant feed every month in the spring and summer months. Dilute it well to start with.
Marble Queen Pothos Soil
Use a well draining potting compost, you can add 20% perlite for drainage to reduce the chance of root rot.
When To Repot
They can grow very quickly, so check them at the start and end of the spring and summer growing months and if the roots are getting crowded then pot them up a size.
50% and above is ideal although they are tough and tolerant of lover levels.
18°C to 30°C (64-86°F) is an ideal temperature range for them, which is inside normal households. Aim for a minimum temperature of 5°C (41°C) at night or in the winter.
How to Propagate Marble Queen Pothos
They are really easy to root in water, take a cutting with just one leaf and one node (cut the cutting off at the stem, but include the part of the stem where the leaf is joined to it, this is the node). Then leave the cutting for a couple of hours for the wound to heal and then put it in a glass of filtered tap water. Keep it in medium indirect sunlight and it will root well in a month or so. You can even keep it indefinitely in water and it will grow there as long as the water is kept topped up.
You can propagate a lot in one go by taking one long vine and cutting between each node so each node / leaf section is its own cutting. Then put them all in water to root.
Marble Queen Pothos USDA Zone
They can live outside in zones 10-11, don’t let them get direct sun though.
Is It Toxic To Cats?
It is toxic to cats and dogs if eaten, causing oral swelling and vomiting. Seek vets advice straight away of your cat eats any.
Marble Queen Pothos Vs Snow Queen Pothos
They are very similar plants, the snow queen is like a more variegated marble queen, they both have very similar patterns, but the snow queen has more cream on the laves.
Marble Queen Pothos Vs Manjula
They are similar plants, but you can tell them apart as the manjula has bigger ears of just green and just cream variegation, but the marble queen is much more marbled with no big areas of one color.
Marble Queen Pothos Vs Golden Pothos
The marble queen has creamy white and green speckled variegation, but the golden pothos has a light golden green and dark green patterning, with no cream.
How Fast Do Marble Queen Pothos Grow?
They are a fast growing houseplant. The mor light they get the quicker they grow, but avoid direct sun which can burn.
Marble Queen Pothos Leaves Curling
Leaf curling can occur when you have overwatered the plant, if the soil is wet, make sure you hold off until it is dry before watering again. Leaf curling can also be due to a lack of humidity, but it is most commonly caused by overwatering.
Can Marble Queen Pothos Revert?
They can revert, but don’t normally as the variegation is relatively stable. If you look after it well and give it plenty of light it should not revert.
Can They Be Outside?
They can live outside as long as they don’t get direct sunlight and the temperature stays above 5°C (41°C).
For more on pothos see our pothos category with all our care guides.
Scientific Name: Epipremnum aureum ‘marble queen’.
Where To Buy
Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.
Marble Queen Pothos FAQs and Common Problems
Look out for spidermites, mealybugs, aphids and other pests, its good idea to check for these when watering.
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