Marble Queen Pothos Care & Propagation Guide

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Nov 01 2021

Marble Queen Pothos Care & Propagation Guide

Marble Queen Pothos grows in tropical rain forests and symbiosis with tall trees. Rain forests provide the most suitable temperature, humidity, light and soil environment for Marble Queen Pothos. 
We naturally can't make a tropical rainforest in the home, but through the correct lighting, watering, fertilization, pruning and other conservation measures, we can create a close to the natural environment, allowing Marble Queen Pothos growing indoors at home wildly. 

Marble Queen Pothos Basic info

Marble Queen Pothos
Marble Queen Pothos - Most Common House Plant

Marble Queen Pothos is easy-care houseplant, which is a great indoor plant for beginners. The following sections will provide an in-depth look into Marble Queen Pothos care, propagtion and other commom problems. For your convenience, this article also list the key information of Marble Queen Pothos briefly in the chart form. 

Scientific Name Epipremnum aureum ‘Marble Queen’
Common Name Marble Queen Pothos
Synonyms Marble Queen Pothos, devils ivy ‘ Marble Queen’,Scindapsus Aureum ‘Marble Queen’
Plant Type Herb
Native French Polynesia
Mature Size 2 meters indoors and 20 meters outdoors
Growth Speed Slow-Growers when young. But fast if in good conditions.
Light Care Bright but indirect light
Watering Care Moderate watering. Let it go dry between waterings.
Soil Care Well-draining soil/mix
Temperature Care 15℃ to 25℃;Not lower than 8℃.
Fertilizer Care Fertilizer every 3 or 6 weeks
Humidity Care High humidity (60-90%)
Pruning Care Regulaly cut off undesirable leaves
Repotting Repotting should take place during spring and summer when your plant has become completely rootbound in its container or no new growth is taking place. Pot up in a pot no bigger than 5cm larger than its current container.
Propagation Soil culture or water culture
Toxicity Mildly Virulent; Avoid direct touch for a long time

Marble Queen Pothos Care

Provide an Eco-like Environment

The so-called care is to create an imitation of the original ecological environment for Marble Queen Pothos, so what is the original ecological environment of Marble Queen Pothos?
Marble Queen Pothos grows in tropical rain forests and symbiosis with tall trees. Rain forests provide the most suitable temperature, humidity, light and soil environment for it. 
Of course, tropical rain forest can not be achieved at home, but through the correct watering, fertilization, pruning and other care measures it can achieve an imitation of the ecological Marble Queen Pothos growing environment.

Marble Queen Pothos Light Requirements

How much light does Marble Queen Pothos Marble need? Queen Pothos grows under tall trees and naturally likes a cool and moist environment, so it is suitable for growing in a ventilated place with sufficient scattered light and warm temperature. Avoid direct sunlight and strong light exposure when growing Marble Queen Pothos.
In summer, the sunshine is too strong, so avoid direct light to Marble Queen Pothos as far as possible. Strong light may cause the Marble Queen Pothos to yellow leaves and leaves easily fall off.
In winter, the sunshine is weak. If the indoor light is dark, you can move Marble Queen Pothos to a place with strong light for one day every 10 days or so. Otherwise, Marble Queen Pothos will be affected and growth will not be good.

Marble Queen Pothos Temperature Care

Tropical rain forests are warm and humid all the year round, so the suitable temperature of Marble Queen Pothos is 15℃ to 25℃, and the minimum temperature in winter is not lower than 8℃.
When the temperature is too low in winter, it is recommended to move the Marble Queen Pothos to a room with heating equipment, while avoiding direct blowing of heating equipment. Open the window as little as possible, do not put the Marble Queen Pothos in the tuyere, to avoid frostbite leaf. Still can put transparent plastic film cover to go up in plant additionally, make the effect of a small greenhouse, achieve heat preservation effect.

Marble Queen Pothos Watering

Let Marble Queen Pothos go dry between waterings. In summer the temperature is high, to ensure adequate water supply, watering Marble Queen Pothos once a week, so that the basin soil often wet. In full watering at the same time to the leaf surface around the water to increase air humidity. In winter the temperature is low, water Marble Queen Pothos once half a month. In winter, the temperature is low, water evaporation is small, reduce watering so as not to cause excessive watering root rot or even death. It is recommended to pour warm water, because too cold water is easy to damage the roots.

Marble Queen Pothos
Marble Queen Pothos is one of the plants that can grow in water

Marble Queen Pothos Fertilizer

Malnutrition will lead to Marble Queen Pothos thin and sparse, severe yellow leaves will fall off, wither and die.
It is recommended to fertilize Marble Queen Pothos every three to six months. Fertilization should be based on nitrogen fertilizer, potassium fertilizer as a supplement. It is better to use special fertilizer for Marble Queen Pothos because the ordinary inorganic fertilizer and nutrient solution is not easy to be absorbed. In autumn and winter, ordinary inorganic fertilizer and nutrient solution is not easy to be absorbed plants grow slowly or even stop growing, so fertilizer should be reduced.

Marble Queen Pothos Care Tips

  • Marble Queen Pothos is relatively shading tolerant. It can be placed near the window in spring, summer and autumn, where there is scattered light. In winter, put the Marble Queen Pothos facing south to exposure to more sunshine. If it is in a shaded place for a long time without enough sunshine,  the leaf surface will lose luster.
  • Suitable growth temperature of Marble Queen Pothos is 15-25 degrees, the minimum can not be lower than 8 degrees.
  • Watering Marble Queen Pothos should be careful not to be too dry or too wet. Control watering when the room temperature is too low.
  • Rinse the Marble Queen Pothos leaves with water at room temperature frequently to keep the leaves green.
  • Apply thin fertilizer once a month during the growing season, and change to a bigger pot within two years.

Marble Queen Pothos Propagation

Marble Queen Pothos Soil Propagation

Marble Queen Pothos is easy to propagate. First choose the soil suitable for the growth of the Marble Queen Pothos plant. The soil is as fertile as possible, and most of the nutrients when Marble Queen Pothos plant grow come from the soil. Try to choose some soil for the field, mixed with some animal manure and dry leaves in the soil. The Marble Queen Pothos likes soft soil. The dead leaves and animal manure can increase the fertility of the soil and make it soft and breathable.

Marble Queen Pothos Propagation in Water

Hydroponic Marble Queen Pothos is a very good interior decoration hydroponic plant. Hydroponic Marble Queen Pothos is very shade resistant, which can be placed in the indoor facing sunshine. In the dark indoor, it should be moved to a strong light environment for a period of time, otherwise it is easy to make the growth between nodes, leaves smaller.

Marble Queen Pothos

Marble Queen Pothos Benefits

Marble Queen Pothos cleans the air and beautifies the environment. Marble Queen Pothos is a large evergreen vine that, like the plants of the chlorophytum and ivy, has a strong ability to purify the air. Marble Queen Pothos can absorb trichloroethylene, formaldehyde and so on in the air, which is suitable for putting in newly renovated homes. According to environmentalist research, a Marble Queen Pothos is equivalent to an air purifier in a room of 8~10 square meters, which shows its strong air purification ability. Marble Queen Pothos releases fresh oxygen through photosynthesis, which enters the Spaces we live in, making us refreshed and the air inside fresher. Marble Queen Pothos is used to absorb odors and purify the air, making the kitchen air fresher.

Marble Queen Pothos FAQs

Is Marble Queen Pothos Toxic

The Marble Queen Pothos is poisonous. Its SAP is toxic, but its odor and leaf surfaces are not. On contact with human skin, it can cause red, itchy skin and, if accidentally ingested, it can cause a sore throat, but not enough to be fatal.

Can I Grow Marble Queen Pothos with Cats or Dogs

No, it is not advised to grow Marble Queen Pothos if you have raised a dog or cat. Its SAP is toxic and the cat or dog may eat by mistake.

Marble Queen Pothos Leaves Turning Yellow

  • Lack of water: If there is not enough water in the soil, it can cause marble queen pothos drooping, yellow leaves and leaves falling. At this point, it is necessary to pour enough water to the plant in time.
  • Too much water: If there is too much water in the soil or in the container, it will also lead to marble queen leaves turning yellow, which will look dark and dull, and even rot at the roots. At this point, it is necessary to stop watering, and to loosen the soil.
  • Direct sunlight: Marble queen pothos are grown in a cool environment. If place the plants under strong light irradiation for a long time, it is easy to cause the leaves wilt, and then turn yellow. At this point, the need to put the plant in a cool and sunny place, and appropriate watering.
  • Lack of Light: If the marble queen pothos are placed in the dark and not ventilated place for a long time, then the leaves will be yellow because of the lack of chlorophyll, especially the newly grown leaves. At this point, you need to put the plant in a cool and well-lit place.
  • Too much fertilizer: If you apply too much fertilizer to the marble queen pothos, it will cause the accumulation of excess nutrients in old leaves, which will also turn yellow and eventually fall off. At this point, reduce the number of fertilization, and water to dilute the fertilizer in the soil.
  • Lack of fertilization: Insufficient fertilization will lead to the color of the marble queen pothos leaves gradually turn light and yellow, especially the root leaves will first yellow and fall off. At this point, more fertilization is needed.
  • Poor ventilation: the growth environment of marble queen pothos requires ventilation and shade. The indoor temperature in winter should not be too hot, but also pay attention to ventilation, otherwise dry heat will also cause green leaves to turn yellow. 
  • Normal: It takes about 30 days for Marble queen pothos to adapt to the new environment. During this period, some old leaves will show signs of yellowing. This is a normal phenomenon and they are in the running-in period. At this point, do not be too anxious to take measures, such as the return to normal, the growth will flourish.