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The complete guide to marble queen pothos care

Want to add a Marble Queen Pothos to your houseplant collection? They are beautiful and easy to care for! Here’s my complete Marble Queen Pothos care guide!

I have been loving collecting different varieties of pothos plants

I love pothos because it is super easy to care for, grows quickly, and propagates easily.

marble queen pothos in a hanging pot

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So, when we decided we wanted to hang a plant in our shower, I skipped right down to the pothos store (ahem, Lowes garden center) and grabbed me a Marble Queen pothos.

I’ve had this plant for about 3 months now and truly love it! Let’s talk about the Marble Queen pothos and its care needs.

What is Marble Queen pothos?

Marble Queen pothos is a varitey of the popular tropical plant pothos. It has lots of white variegation on the leaves, making it a bit different from your average pothos.

The leaves are a gorgeous blend of creamy white, light green, and dark green. I was attracted to it right away!

It’s a popular indoor plant and is super easy to care for!

Other names for Marble Queen Pothos include:

  • Epipremnum aureum
  • Devil’s ivy
  • Devil’s plant
  • Marble Queen
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Marble Queen Pothos origins

This tropical plant originated in French Polynesia and is a popular houseplant around the world today.

Snow queen vs Marble Queen pothos

Snoq Queen Pothos and Marble Queen pothos are two popular varieties. Surprise – they are actually the same plant. Snow Queen pothos is just Marble Queen pohtos that is highly variegated – almost all white – from high sun exposure.

Is Marble Queen pothos rare?

No, I bought this plant at Lowes in the winter, which is the very definition of generic houseplant to me 😀 however, the more variegated/white the leaves get, the more rare that particular specimen is!

Is Marble Queen Pothos toxic?

Yes, pothos is toxic if eaten and can cause swelling of the mouth and throat. Keep away from pets children and curious mouths!

marble queen pothos care guide

Marble Queen Pothos care guide

Pothos in general are very easy care plants and this variety is no different.

Marble queen pothos watering

These plants like to be moist but not soaking wet.

Be sure there is well draining soil and a drainage hole in the pot. Pooling water can lead to root rot which can lead to death.

Read my guide on drilling drainage holes in pots!

How often should I water my marble queen plant?

Water when the top two inches of soil feel dry to the touch. This could be once a week to once every 10 days.

Should I mist my marble queen pothos?

Pothos like humidity but don’t need super high humidity. You can mist them once a week or so. More won’t hurt, but isn’t totally necessary.

close up of marble queen pothos in a hanging pot

Marble pothos lighting needs

These plants like medium to bright indirect lighting conditions. However, they will survive with lower light. Remember – the more light, the more variegation.

In a darer setting, they might turn a lot more green than white!

Can I keep marble pothos plant outdoors?

Yes, you can definitely put these plants outside – I love them in a hanging planter. Keep them out of direct light, which can scorch their leaves. Bring them inside when the temperatures drop below 50 degrees.

Marble pothos plant soil + potting

These plants do well with regular potting soil mix. Just be sure that they have plenty of drainage!

Does marble queen pothos like to be root bound?

These plants will tolerate being root bound, but it will slow down their growth. Repot once a year for best results!

Does marble queen pothos need a moss pole?

Pothos can be grown hanging or climbing. If allowed to climb, the leaves get huge!

Here’s my guide on how to make a moss pole!

marble queen pothos in a hanging pot

Marble Queen Pothos fertilization

You can fertilize these plants twice a year with any general houseplant fertilizer.

How to propagate marble queen pothos

It is extremely easy to propagate Marble Queen Pothos in water from stem cuttings.

  1. Identify a healthy branch, preferably with new growth
  2. Snip the branch with sharp scissors
  3. Remove any lower leaves
  4. Place in water so at least 1 – preferably 2 – nodes are underwater
  5. Change the water once a week and top off as necessary
  6. See roots form in 2-4 weeks
  7. Once the roots are 2-3 inches long, plant in soil

However, I do want to warn you that I find these plants slow to root. I feel like the more variegation a pothos has, the slower it roots. So, be patient, change the water weekly, and know that roots will come – it just takes a while.

close up of marble queen pothos in a hanging pot

Troubleshooting Marble queen pothos

How do I make my marble queen pothos more white?

More sun exposure will make this plant more white in the leaves! So, move it to a brighter spot (still indirect light) to help boost its variegation!

Why is my marble pothos getting yellow leaves?

Yellow leaves almost always indicate overwatering. Does your soil feel soggy? Wait until the soil has dried to water it again and be sure there is good drainage before you water the plant again!

Why is my marble pothos getting brown tips?

Brown tips usually indicate low humidity. Start misting your plant once a week, move it closer to other plants, or try using a humidifier.

Can a Marble Queen Pothos revert?

Yes! The leaves losing white and turning green is reverting. White leaves have very little chlorophyl. They need more light to make up for this.

marble queen pothos in a hanging pot

Why is my marble queen pothos looking so leggy?

Leggy plants have long stretches of vine with little to no leaves on them. Leaves are not going to go back in time and grow on old vine, so your best bet is to prune it.

Cut long stems, put sections 6-10″ long in water, and root them. The plant will grow bushier and once the cuttings root you can use them to fill out the pot or share with a friend!

Why is my marble queen pothos growing slowly?

These plants grow a lot slower than other pothos varieties. It might have to do with the lack of chlorophyl! Have patience – if they aren’t showing signs of distress, they are just fine!

Any more questions about Marble Queen Pothos care?

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