Pothos

How to Care for a Marble Queen Pothos

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The Marble Queen Pothos (Epipremnum Aureum), like its other variations, is a great addition to any houseplant collection. The Marble Queen Pothos is a variety of pothos that is distinctive from other pothos with its white and cream variegation. This variation of pothos is native to Australia. It is also very versatile and easygoing, making it a great plant for beginner plant parents.

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Like most pothos, your Marble Queen Pothos will not need to be pruned as it is a vining plant. It will also probably not need to be repotted too often as the Marble Queen Pothos prefers to be a bit more root bound than other plants. So let’s dive in and help your Marble Queen Pothos thrive.

Bright, Indirect Light

Pothos really enjoy bright, indirect sunlight, and the Marble Queen Pothos is no different. They can handle some direct light in the morning or evening, but be sure to avoid constant direct light.

Consistent Watering

The Marble Queen Pothos will enjoy a regular watering schedule but is fairly drought tolerant. So if you miss a watering or two, don’t panic. A general rule of thumb is to allow the top 2-3 inches of soil to dry out before watering again.

Well-Draining Soil

The Marble Queen Pothos is generally not too picky about the soil it lives in. They can survive in regular potting soil but will thrive in soil that is well-draining and loamy. Consider making your own soil mix by combining one part potting soil, one part perlite, and one part orchid bark. This will help to ensure your soil is well-draining and keep your Marble Queen Pothos happy.

65-85 Fahrenheit + Average Humidity

The Marble Queen Pothos, like most houseplants, enjoys temperatures between 65-85 degrees Fahrenheit. Keep in mind that the Marble Queen Pothos is not cold-tolerant and temperatures below 55 degrees Fahrenheit will cause damage that might not be reversible.

The Marble Queen Pothos will also do well with added humidity but it is not necessary for this variation of pothos. If you don’t have a humidifier for your plants, consider adding one near your plant collection to help them all thrive. I use this humidifier from Amazon and recommend it.

Balanced Liquid Fertilizer

The Marble Queen Pothos really proves its ability to be an easy-going houseplant as it does not necessarily need fertilizer. Similar to humidity, adding a balanced liquid fertilizer into your watering routine during the growing season can help give the Marble Queen Pothos extra nutrients. You can also fertilize once a month during the winter if you’d like to as well, though not required.

Mealybugs, Spider Mites, Thrips, Oh My

The Marble Queen Pothos is susceptible to most houseplant pests, such as mealybugs, scale, fungus gnats, and spider mites. Along with root rot if consistently overwatered. Be sure to check your plant often to catch any pests or diseases early to avoid full-blown infestations.

What’s Wrong With my Plant?

If you notice browning leaves on your Marble Queen Pothos, this can be a sign of overwatering or a lack of humidity. Under watering is better than overwatering when it comes to pothos. If you don’t want to buy a humidifier and have good light in your kitchen or bathroom, consider placing your pothos in one of those rooms.

A trickier symptom to diagnose is yellowing leaves. This will vary by plant and its conditions, but it could mean overwatering, too much direct sunlight, or not providing enough sunlight. Consider where your plant is placed and your watering schedule to help narrow down the root of the problem.

Pet Safe?

Like most pothos, the Marble Queen Pothos is unfortunately toxic to cats and dogs. Be sure to place this plant somewhere away from pets and if you find the vines hanging too low, consider adding a small moss pole or bamboo stick to help your Marble Queen Pothos trail upwards instead of cascading down.


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