How to Grow And Care of Marble Queen Pothos

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The marble queen pothos is a type of pothos with stunning white and cream variegation, and it’s arguably one of the most widely accessible houseplants. Like other varieties, the marble queen pothos grows well indoors and is versatile enough to be grown by beginners in a variety of growth situations.

Regretfully, if consumed, marble queen pothos are said to be somewhat harmful to dogs, cats, and people. All the information you require to cultivate a marble queen pothos indoors is provided here.

Marble Queen Pothos Overview

Botanical NameEpipremnum aureum ‘Marble Queen’
Common NameDevil’s ivy, money plant
Plant TypePerennial, vine
Hardiness Zones11a – 12b (USDA)
Sun ExposurePartial sun
Soil TypeLoamy, well-draining soil
Soil pHMildy acidic (6.0 – 6.5)
HeightUp to 10 ft
Bloom TimeSpring, summer
Native AreaAustralia, French Polynesia

Marble Queen Pothos Care

The following prerequisites are essential for cultivating marble queen pothos:

  • Pick a spot that receives medium-to-bright indirect light.
  • Plant in a well-draining, rich soil mixture.
  • In between watering, let the top two to three inches of soil dry.
  • During the growing season, fertilize once a month with a liquid fertilizer that is balanced.


Like other pothos, marble queen pothos can tolerate low light levels but thrive in strong, indirect sunshine. Your marble queen pothos may withstand short bursts of direct morning or evening light, but overall, you should keep them out of the sun.

This means that your Marble Queen Pothos will grow best outside in a hanging basket or container that receives direct sunlight only in the morning or is shaded the entire day.

Should you observe that the leaves on your marble pothos completely turn green, it indicates that the plant is not receiving enough light to preserve the white variegation on its leaves.

If you tend to forget, consider keeping your plant in a more humid or lower-light area to help it stay hydrated.


Don’t worry if you forget to water your marble queen pothos sometimes; they do not mind periods of drought. When the top two to three inches of soil have dried up, that is when they should ideally receive water. 


The marble queen pothos prefers a rich, well-draining soil mixture. Soilless mixtures and aroid-specific mixes are both excellent choices. But you can also build your own at home. Just combine one part perlite, one part orchid bark, and one part potting soil to create a light and airy soil mixture that your pothos would adore.

Temperature and Humidity

Due to their ability to withstand normal home temperatures and humidity levels, marble queen pothos make excellent houseplants. Refrain from subjecting them to temperatures lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit (13 degrees Celsius), as they are not cold-tolerant plants.

Giving your marble queen pothos a little extra humidity is not necessary, but it will help promote robust, active growth. Kitchens and bathrooms are ideal places for them to thrive because of their high humidity levels. You can also put them on a pebble tray or next to a humidifier to give them somewhat more moisture.


Marble queen pothos don’t require fertilizer; however, it’s suggested. They should have all the nutrients they require to grow as long as they are planted in a pot with loamy soil.

For optimal growth, you should fertilize them on a regular basis during the growing season. A balanced liquid fertilizer can be used once a month during the spring and summer on your marble queen pothos, if you’d like.

Propagating Marble Queen Pothos

It’s simple to multiply marble queen pothos from stem cuttings, which is a terrific way to get more growth out of your current plant or to make new plants to give to friends. Take the following actions to multiply your marble queen pothos:

  • Plant stem cuttings with four to five nodes per cutting should be taken.
  • With at least two leaves remaining at the top of the cuttings, remove the bottom two to three leaves from each cutting in order to reveal the nodes behind them.
  • Fill a glass jar with water and add your cuttings, making sure the leaves on top of the cuttings stay above the water, but the cuttings themselves are submerged at the bottom.
  • For freshness, replace the water in the jars once a week and place them in an area that receives medium to bright indirect light. Two or three weeks should see the emergence of roots.
  • Replanting the cuttings in soil is possible once the roots reach a minimum length of one inch. After thoroughly moistening the soil, plant the cuttings there and press them firmly.
  • Replant the cuttings in a location with medium to strong indirect light, and water the soil regularly for the first one to two weeks following planting to aid in the cuttings’ acclimatization.

Common Pests & Plant Diseases

A few common pests to watch out for are mealybugs, scale, fungus gnats, and spider mites. The best defence against extensive infestations is routinely checking your plant for indications of insect activity.

The marble queen is also prone to root rot, which is typically brought on by overwatering or poor drainage, just like all pothos. Mushy roots and stems are the first indications that your plant may have root rot, so be on the lookout for them.

Common Problems with Marble Queen Pothos

Marble queen pothos are often trouble-free, low-maintenance houseplants. But problems can occur if you don’t give your plant enough water or if it doesn’t get enough light. You might observe browning and yellowing leaves on your marble queen pothos, which are two prevalent issues.

Browning Leaves

The most common causes of browning leaves are dehydration or low humidity. Make sure to water your pothos on a regular basis and keep it away from excessively dry areas, such as those close to draughty windows or heating vents.

Yellow Leaves

If you have overwatered your marble queen pothos, exposed it to excessive amounts of direct sunlight, or not given it enough sunlight, the leaves will begin to turn yellow. Diagnosing this can be challenging, but consider your present plant care regimen and identify the most likely culprit.


Is being rooted a desirable thing for Marble Queen Pothos?

Although partially rootbound marble queen pothos don’t mind, you should replace your plant’s pot before the roots fully engulf the earth. An excessively rootbound plant may struggle to absorb water and nutrients, start to lose leaves, and slow down its growth.

Do pothos enjoy hanging or climbing?

Although pothos grow naturally in hanging planters, they can also be trained to climb a moss pole or trellis. When pothos plants are allowed to climb, they will eventually produce fenestrations and bigger leaves.

Are there a few marble queen pothos?

Except for the golden and jade variants, marble queen pothos is one of the most widely available types. The majority of nurseries, garden centres, and plant stores carry it; thus, it is not thought to be rare.

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