Plant Care Marble Queen Pothos

Marble Queen Pothos

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Marble Queen Pothos has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate

About Marble Queen Pothos

This variety of pothos is known for its beautifully marbled leaves, which give rise to its name! Feng shui experts say placing pothos in sharp corners or angles in your home can reduce anxiety and stress. 😌

A NASA/ALCA study on the use of common plants for indoor air purification also labeled golden pothos—along with Philodendron and spider plants—as the most effective in removing formaldehyde from the air. 💨

Taxonomy

Epipremnum aureum 'Marble Queen'
Epipremnum
Araceae
Alismatales

Also known as

Pothos 'Marble Queen

How to care for Marble Queen Pothos

💦 Water

How often to water your Marble Queen Pothos

Water needs for Marble Queen Pothos
0.5 cups
every 9

Marble Queen Pothos needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Marble Queen Pothos

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Marble Queen Pothos in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Marble Queen Pothos: 6ft from a window
6ft or less from
a window

Marble Queen Pothos can tolerate being far from a window and light source.

Place it less than 6 feet from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Marble Queen Pothos in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Marble Queen Pothos

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Marble Queen Pothos: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Marble Queen Pothos after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Marble Queen Pothos is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Benefits of Growing Marble Queen Pothos →

Common Marble Queen Pothos Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Marble Queen Pothos prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Marble Queen Pothos Water Frequency →

Marble Queen Pothos Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Marble Queen Pothos can tolerate being far from a window and light source. Place it less than 6 feet from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Marble Queen Pothos Light Requirements →

Marble Queen Pothos Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Marble Queen Pothos is not safe to consume. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.

Marble Queen Pothos Toxicity to Humans →


💨 Humidity

Marble Queen Pothos doesn’t require additional humidity. Plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves, so the best way to provide humidity for your plants is through watering the soil.

Marble Queen Pothos Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Marble Queen Pothos does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

When and How to Successfully Repot Marble Queen Pothos →


💩 Fertilizer

Marble Queen Pothos should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!

How Much and When to Fertilize Marble Queen Pothos →


❄️ Dormancy

It’s common for Marble Queen Pothos to go dormant in the wintertime and you may notice their growth slow down. Waterings should be spaced out more during this time.


🌎 Native Region

Marble Queen Pothos is native to tropical China through Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands.


🌸 Flowers

Marble Queen Pothos does not flower.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Marble Queen Pothos is a naturally climbing plant and can be trained to climb indoors if you provide a moss pole or trellis. The newest growth will emerge from the end of the stems.

How and When to Prune Marble Queen Pothos →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Marble Queen Pothos can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 10a-12a. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Marble Queen Pothos Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation

Marble Queen Pothos can be propagated by the stem method. To propagate:

  • Make a cut just above the node. The node is the break in the stem where the leaf emerges.
  • To get the cutting to root, you can either:
    • Place the cutting in water until roots emerge and are ~2” long and then transplant into well-draining soil, or
    • Place the cutting directly into well-draining soil and water when dry.

🍂 Yellow Leaves

Yellow leaves aren’t always a reason to panic, and can be a normal part of a plant’s life cycle. Unless brand new leaves are turning yellow or all the leaves change color at once, it’s likely just your plant shedding old leaves.

Overwatering and root rot are the most likely cause of problems in Marble Queen Pothos, since they are sensitive to wet soil. The leaves may also appear to be curling or drooping. Less often, yellow leaves are caused by underwatering, nutrient deficiencies, or pests.

Replace soggy soil with fresh, dry soil and download Greg to make sure your plant never gets overwatered again!


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Marble Queen Pothos

Marble Queen Pothos

Marble Queen Pothos


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 6ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Marble Queen Pothos has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 139
Marble Queen Pothos has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 117
Marble Queen Pothos has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 114
Marble Queen Pothos has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 88
Marble Queen Pothos has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 17
Marble Queen Pothos has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 9
@TaylorMdeBloomz avatar
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leaf-1 42 Plants
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03/06/2022

My plant was beautiful, it was starting to trail and then I overwatered it and almost all of the leaves fell off. From overwatering her I went to the other extreme and under-watered her and she was nearly dying. I gave her a soak through shower placed her in front of the window and she came back to life. She is hanging on no new growth yet but I’m just glad she made it through my mess ups.

Browns easily Browns easily
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leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 75 XP
03/04/2022

Thrives on neglect and beautiful to boot!

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@tango avatar
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leaf-1 45 Plants
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02/17/2022

I love this plant!! It’s super beautiful.

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leaf-1 2 Plants
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globe New York
01/01/2022

make sure you know where your going to put it because it gets really long .But it barely gets sunlight. Oh and make sure to trim off the brown parts of it so that it can live longer .

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leaf-1 27 Plants
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globe Richmond, VA
12/23/2021

What’s not to love?

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@BJoyce avatar
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leaf-1 57 Plants
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globe Orlando, FL
12/22/2021

Pothos are just such rewarding plants. I’ve had to troubleshot a couple issues with this one - light was too low and it just looked sad - but that was easy to remedy. I was also underwatering at one point but again, easy to remedy. Pothos will give you a heads up when they need a little more (or less) care as long as you’re paying attention to its leaves. I have this plant on top of my bookshelf and it trails down beautifully. Every time I check, there’s a new leaf.

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Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Browns easily Browns easily
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leaf-1 2 Plants
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12/20/2021

It’s toxic to humans and animals so be cautious.
This plant is very hardy and sort of difficult to kill so it’s a great plant for beginners.
Remember, it’s a climber so it goes better when it has some help climbing

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globe Edinburgh, Scotland
12/13/2021

Beautiful and robust

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globe Washington, DC
11/24/2021

Pretty easy. Doesn’t need water very often and gets wilty when it does so you know it’s time. Easy to propagate.

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globe Decatur, GA
11/07/2021

Beautifully variegated, loves bright indirect light, will vine easily can repot cuttings to fill out the planter. Easy to care for and inexpensive.

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Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
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leaf-1 24 Plants
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globe Round Hill, VA
10/26/2021

So far she’s super easy to care for. We see new leaves weekly. We plant to put her in a macramé hanger by the window for even more light.

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leaf-1 9 Plants
xp 236 XP
10/23/2021

It’s a fairly hardy plant. Good for a first time plant owner, and if you’re getting plants to brighten up your room seeing how green it is will make you feel accomplished.

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leaf-1 4 Plants
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globe Pataskala, OH
10/12/2021

Great house plant for beginners

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globe Seattle, WA
10/12/2021

this plant will never die

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globe Rock Spring, GA
10/11/2021

This plant is very hard to kill! Perfect for beginners :)

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leaf-1 10 Plants
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globe Pittsburgh, PA
09/28/2021

Super resilient. Great starter plant.

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leaf-1 2 Plants
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globe Port Hadlock-Irondale, WA
08/14/2021

They are low light plants so no direct sunlight

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leaf-1 28 Plants
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globe Phoenix, AZ
08/10/2021

She cool. Just can’t find the perfect spot for her yet

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leaf-1 28 Plants
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globe White House, TN
08/02/2021

It was already full when I got it, but a month later there’s been so much new growth.

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