Getting its name from the marble-like variegation on its leaves, the Marble Queen Pothos is a must-have houseplant for anyone who is after something special. Below you’ll find everything you need to know to help your Marble Queen Pothos plant thrive!
I love the sunshine but too much direct light will damage my leaves.
I don’t like my soil to be too dry or too soggy. Little and often is what I’m after.
Please make sure the air isn’t too dry, otherwise, I won’t be a happy plant.
I need soil specifically for indoor plants as it will retain the right amount of water.
Whether you're looking to make sure your Marble Queen Pothos is in it's perfect conditions, or looking to see if one could work for your space. We've got you covered.
Marble Queen Pothos plants can grow in anything from low to medium to bright, indirect light. You want to keep it away from bright direct light however as this can damage the variegation on the leaves and scorch the plant.
Note that though they can adapt to lower light environments, you will notice the variegation on new leaves starting to fade.
Marble Queen Pothos like to have a little bit of moisture in the soil but are susceptible to root rot if it is too soggy. Make sure the potting mix has time to dry out somewhat between watering to avoid this.
Marble Queen Pothos plants are happy in drier environments or humid ones so don’t worry too much about changing the levels to please this plant.
When caring for a Marble Queen Pothos it’s important they are grown in room temperature or above. Keep them away from drafty doors/windows or air conditioning vents as the constant cool air will damage your plant’s health.
In fact, you don’t really need to fertilise your Marble Queen Pothos at all if you don’t want to. We recommend using a weak water-soluble fertiliser once during spring to help with the growth period.
Propagating Marble Queen Pothos really couldn’t be easier and this could explain the abundance of pothos plants in many plant parent’s homes! All you need to do is snip off a piece of the stem that has a node (where the stem and leaf meet). Pop the cutting in fresh water and after a few weeks, you should start to see roots growing from the node.
Keep your Marble Queen Pothos away from any pets or small children that might be tempted to nibble on your plants when you aren’t looking as they can cause some stomach irritation if digested.
Here are some common issues that you might run into. It's important to diagnose any issues early to give your plant the best chance of bouncing back.
Brown leaf tips on a Marble Queen Pothos plant indicates a lack of humidity. Although they are somewhat tolerant of dry air, excessive lack of humidity will cause brown dry leaf tips. Mist the plant a few times per week to solve this.
If the edges of the plant are turning brown and dry then this also may be caused by underwatering. Check the soil before you increase watering as you don’t want to accidentally cause root rot.
If you notice some of your Marble Queen Pothos’ leaves are starting to turn yellow then it may be due to overwatering. Check the moisture levels in the soil and replace if waterlogged.
It can also happen that some older leaves naturally turn yellow and fall off. If the rate of yellowing is quite slow then it’s just the natural part of the plant ageing as it prioritises new healthy growth.
If your plant is grown in low light conditions, new growth on your Marble Queen Pothos won’t have the same amount of white/green variegation. Whilst this doesn’t mean your plant is unhealthy, if you prefer more variegation then you need to move it to a slightly sunnier spot in your home. Avoid any direct light though as that can cause plenty of issues too!
Drooping leaves on a Marble Queen Pothos indicates overwatering and root rot meaning the plant has become limp and cannot support the growth. Check the soil to confirm and replace if waterlogged.
If the problem is only drooping then with some TLC it should return to normal. However, if the drooping leaves are also yellow or brown then it is probably best to trim them away so the plant can focus its energy on recovering and producing new healthy leaves.
Leggy growth can occur in winter where there isn’t as much light. It can also happen naturally once the plant ages and the vines become quite long. Prune the leggy growth and propagate it to create a bushier plant.
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