Marble Queen Pothos
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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. 💨
Epipremnum aureum 'Marble Queen'
Also known as
Pothos 'Marble Queen
How to care for Marble Queen Pothos
How often to water your Marble Queen Pothos
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 located in San Jose, California.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
Water 0.5 cups every
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Finding light for Marble Queen Pothos in your home
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 💪.
We wouldn’t recommend testing its limits during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in San Jose, California ⛅.
How to fertilize Marble Queen Pothos
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.
Marble Queen Pothos is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!
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 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 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 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 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!
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!
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.
Marble Queen Pothos is native to tropical China through Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands.
Marble Queen Pothos does not flower.
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.
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 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 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!
Care Summary for Marble Queen Pothos
Marble Queen Pothos
0.5 cups every 9 days
< 6ft from a window
Repot after 2x growth
Based on your location in San Jose, California, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.
What other plant parents say
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.
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.