The Marble Queen Pothos is a super hardy, popular houseplant with beautiful green and cream splashed foliage. These plants are native to countries throughout Southeast Asia and Australia. Despite how much they enjoy the tropical conditions, Pothos will work incredibly well in your home and are arguably some of the easiest houseplants to grow – so they’re perfect for the beginner! These trailing beauties have heart-shaped leaves with splashes of white, yellow or pale green.
To create a lush bushy plant, it is a good idea to pinch the stems after a leaf node, otherwise it will grow as long single stems that can become leggy. The Marble Queen is incredibly versatile like its Pothos counterparts – you can opt for a smaller table top plant, put it in a hanging basket, or even give it a pole and let it climb to its hearts content.
Marble Queen Plant Care
The Marble Queen will thrive in warmer temperatures but is also very tolerant of cooler conditions.
It’s best to keep on the dry side and allow around 50% of the mix to dry out before watering thoroughly. Water less in the cooler months to avoid stem/root rot.
Bright indirect light is best for your Marble Queen; this will ensure your plant keeps it’s beautiful cream and green variegation. Variegated plants can sometimes revert to all-green if they aren’t getting enough light. In addition, too much sun will burn the leaves so be sure to keep it out of the path of harsh, direct light.
While the Marble Queen is a steady grower, fertiliser in the spring and summer will help boost your plant’s growth.
Any well-draining, nutrient rich mix is ideal. If your potting mix isn’t well-aerated, you can add things like pumice and orchid bark to assist in drainage.
Pothos are very easy-care plants. They require little maintenance and minimal attention – these are definitely ideal for the houseplant beginner
The Epipremnum Marble Queen is toxic and should not be consumed by animals or humans.
Pests: While Pothos aren’t known for their pest problems, you still may find scale and mealybug making a home out of your plant. You can treat these creepy critters with cotton buds and rubbing alcohol.
Stem Rot: If temperatures are too cold in winter, or the plant is overwatered in cooler months the stems may rot. Move to a warmer position and water less.
Leggy Stems/Small Leaves: Leggy stems and small leaves with large spaces between leaves is a sign that the plant isn’t getting enough light. Shift it to a position with brighter indirect sunlight levels.