The Marble Queen Pothos is a low maintenance plant belonging to the hardy pothos family (Epipremnum aureum). Pothos are famous for their tender leathery leaves, vibrant green color, and undemanding lifestyle.
The Marble Queen pothos is native to Southeast Asia, French Polynesia and Australia but is found in households worldwide.
One of the plant’s most beautiful features is the long extending vines, making it the perfect table centerpiece.
The Pothos Marble Queen was used in the NASA clean air study for removing harmful chemicals in the air. But, she is poisonous. Keep her out of reach of children and pets.
Although the Marble Queen and golden pothos are typically known for being a houseplant, they can be an outdoor perennial plant in certain zones. Outdoor plants can grow to be incredibly long, while indoor plants maintain a tighter physique.
Other common names for Marble Queen pothos are:
- Devil’s Ivy
- Money Plant
- Hunter’s Robe
- Ceylon Creeper
Marble Queen Pothos Care Instructions
Several pothos varieties, sports, and cultivars originate from Epipremnum aureum Marble Queen. These include:
Size & Growth
If growing indoors, you can expect Marble Queen to reach up to 5′ feet long once mature. Some claim of the Marble Queen reaching 30′ feet long. But this is quite rare.
When outdoors in USDA hardiness zones 10 and 11, you can expect a larger plant that, under the right conditions, will live up to 10 years.
Flowering and Fragrance
Marble Queen Pothos flowers (rarely) during the summer months and has no fragrance. Flowers are typically green, cream, or white. As tempting as it might be, try not to touch the foliage as it can easily irritate your skin.
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Light Requirements & Temperature
Above, we mentioned the Marble Queen Pothos is a popular plant because of its low maintenance and ability to adapt to different lighting.
This particular pothos variety prefers low light but will grow better and faster under medium to bright indirect light settings.
Medium and bright lighting helps accentuate the beautiful white colors, where low light produces deeper greens.
Watering and Feeding
Marble Queens typically prefer dryer soil. Water more during the spring and summer months. Always allow the soil to dry out at least 50% before watering again.
The colder months (fall and winter) let the soil become almost dry before watering again.
Tips and Details On Watering Pothos Marble Queen
Potting Soil & Transplanting
Like many houseplants, the best time for repotting is the spring or summer. If you live in a colder climate, you can wait until the end of fall.
Marble Queen typically like their potting mix on the dryer side. For optimal growth and health, use nutrient-rich well-drained soil. Use a growing container with drainage holes.
If growing Marble Queen indoors, it’s recommended you repot them every 2 to 3 years.
Grooming and Maintenance
Marble Queen Pothos care is surprisingly simple. Like other cascading vines, Marble Queens doesn’t require a lot of maintenance.
Some hanging specimens look better when you let the leaves run wild.
Pothos plants generally grow quickly (unless they are in low light).
With that in mind, they can quickly get out of control if you’re growing them outdoors (hence the name “Devil’s Ivy).
How To Propagate Marble Queen Pothos
To successfully propagate your Marble Queen, you’ll need a few pieces of equipment:
- A clean pair of scissors
- A jar or small container
- The plant stem cuttings
First, find the vine to cut. Note that you will cut a vine close to the plant’s base most of the time. The stub eventually branches into two separate vines.
As a result, it will grow thicker after each pruning.
Whenever you cut your Marble Queen Pothos (or any pothos plant), cut just below a node. Cutting below the node will allow enough room for the new root to extend, along with space for a new vine to form.
After taking the pothos cutting, use a pencil or a finger to create a hole in the growing medium. Then, gently insert the cutting.
Water the pot and allow the excess water to drain off.
After the excess water drains:
- Place the entire pot and growing medium in a plastic bag.
- Place the bag in a warm environment (70° – 80° degrees Fahrenheit).
- Don’t unseal the bag while the cuttings are rooting.
Once the cuttings are rooted, keep them moist for a few weeks. Check the roots to ensure they aren’t breaking the surface of the growing medium.
Finally, move the cuttings to a new pot. You’ve now successfully propagated your Marble Queen.
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Marble Queen Plant Pests or Diseases
Fortunately, Marble Queens are generally free of pests. But, much depends on where you are growing your pothos and the growing conditions.
Sometimes you will find mealybugs or thrips. Treat them quickly using any green solution formula. We like using the natural Neem Oil pesticide.
Marble Queen is prone to catch a bacterial infection known as Leaf Spot Disease in wet, humid conditions. The primary symptom is the formation of white spots with yellow-ish halo rings.
Also, common plant diseases, such as root rot and fungal infections, can kill your Marble Queen.
It’s best to use a standard fungicide solution (again, Neem Oil) to prevent this from happening.