Marble Queen Pothos: Must Read This Guide before buying Pothos

Marble Queen Pothos (Epipremnum aureus) is the Pathos variety’s most common and easy-to-grow house plant. Like the other variegated plant species, it is famous for variegated foliage with green and creamy patches. Like other indoor vines, they can be housed in pots or hanging baskets. They have 13 different species. They can easily adapt to the indoor environment in the 11 and 12 Hardiness zones. Loamy, moist, and well-drained soil helps them to grow up to 10 feet long. The leaves are highly diversified with a more white to creamy appearance.

They are slow-growing plants. With all these features to add aesthetic value to your home and gardens, Marble Queens is toxic to your pets. They contain Calcium Oxalate (CaC2O4), which is toxic as it causes irritation and swelling whether touched or ingested.

Marble Queen Pothos - BotanyLive

Before exploring its care tips and propagation methods, let’s see a table listing features and facts about the Marble Queen.

Features of Marble Queen Pothos

Scientific NameEpipremnum aureum
Common NameMarble Queen Pothos
Native AreaAustralia, Philpine
Plant TypeVine, Perennial
Plant Size8-10 feet
Best SoilWell-drained Loamy soil
Soil pH55.-6.5 pH
Bloom TimeSpring, Early Summer
Bloom ColourGreen, White
Hardiness Zone11 – 12 (11a, 11b, 12a, 12b) USDA
Varieties1. Snow Queen Pothos
2. Manjula Pothos
3. Golden Pothos
4. Jessenia Pothos

How to care for Marble Queen Pothos?

I enjoy the company of these plants as they require little attention and care. I got my first plant back in 2019, and since then, I have multiplied more than 30 pots using fresh cuttings. Today, I will reveal all the tips for getting a better Marble Queen plant.

Their variegated leaves and beautification demand those who care for better bloom and leaves. Regular pruning and better aerated and eliminated space will help them to show their potential. Consider the following points before going to buy this plant for your home.


It grows well in loamy, well-aerated, acidic soil. Loamy soil helps them to anchor their roots well, and the aeration helps in proper drainage. As the plant is in the pot or basket, it needs proper drainage; otherwise, soggy plant growth will result.

You can also make your soil mixture by adding sand, organic matter, peat, charcoal, perlite, wood pieces, and bark. All these will add organic matter, improve the soil’s fertility and productivity, and provide water-holding capacity.


The vine is drought tolerant and thus doesn’t require frequent irrigation. Only try to keep the topmost soil surface (2-3 inches) moist. You can feel when you need to rinse the plant by pressing the soil or soil mixture with your finger.


Marble Queens love to grow in bright light. Placing them near the window in indirect light can serve the purpose. They can tolerate the absence of light but to some extent. It is believed that placing them to the right in south-ward windows would give better growth.

If the leaves of your plant are green, your plant is getting enough light. Maintain the light at the optimum level to get variegation in the leaf color. However, high exposure to light may cause browning of leaves.

Yellowing and Browning of Leaves


These vines can’t tolerate temperatures lower than 55°F(14°C). Avoid exposing them to low temperatures and keep them indoors in the winter. Low temperatures beyond 50°F may cause stunted growth and drown leaves. This temperature range is optimum for hardiness in Zones 11 and 12 of USDA (United States Department of Agriculture).


Keeping the environment humid will favor rapid growth. For this, you can keep them near the bathrooms or use humidifiers. Placing the pots on the water trays or using pebbles for extra humidity and aeration is recommended.


If you have a perfect soil mixture or use organic matter or a well-decomposed material, you don’t need to consider adding nutrients and fertilizers. However, providing them with chemical fertilizer equal to the NPK ratio will help them grow faster. Moreover, adding fertilizer is recommended only during the early summer or spring.

Pruning and Trimming

This act gives them perfect shape and limits their soggy and leggy growth. For this, use a sharp cutter (scissors or shear). Cut the hanging part for the basket hanging out of the pot. These cuttings may also serve as part of the organic matter when decomposed, or you can use these as a vegetative part for propagation in a fresh state.

Use these parts and cuttings as a means of propagation.

How do you propagate marble queen pothos?

Propagation through cuttings

Healthy cuttings are the source of re-growth and propagation. Follow the following steps to learn how to Propagate Marble Queen Pothos.

  1. Take cuttings from the healthy plant. Cuttings should be 5-6 inches long with more than 8 leaves.
  2. Always try to take cuttings in early spring.
  3. Remove lower 3-4 leaves.
  4. Add this cutting into a water pot or jar with the submerged lower 3-4 inches.
  5. Place the jar in indirect light.
  6. Change the water every day.
  7. The cuttings will germinate after 12-15 days.
  8. Once the roots get 2 inches long, remove the cuttings from the water and put them in the pot with soil.
  9. Add water to the soil and make a hole of 3-4 inches with your finger, cutting and pressing the soil.
  10. Put the pot back in the light. At first, the leaves would show wilting. However, they would look fresh in 8-12 days after transplanting.

Propagation Through Air Layering?

It is possible to propagate M. Queen P. through Air Layering, too.

  1. Select a healthy plant 2 feet long with 5-6 nodes.
  2. Remove alternate leaves from the branch.
  3. Pull this stem and twirl it into the soil with water.
  4. Pin the node with a hairpin
  5. The pinned node will sprout roots in the soil around it
Marble Queen Pothos - Young Plant


Wait 2-3 weeks and never check for roots; otherwise, you may lose your product.

How to report Marble Queen Plant?

If you want to change the pot or basket of the plant after a year or so, you need to care for the repotting; otherwise, you may lose your plant. Consider the following points.

  1. Apply water to the pot a day before shifting.
  2. Turn it sideways gently and tap the bottom of the pot. Hold the stem and loosen the soil around it.
  3. Scoop it and place it in the new pot with no roots exposed to the air
  4. Add more soil.
  5. Place the pot in a water bath to get excessive water, and drain the water carefully.
  6. Place the pot in indirect light and take care of it for 2-3 days.

Common Problems of Marble Queen Pothos

The vine gets attacked by the following diseases and pests.

Disease of Marble Queen

Browning of leavesKeeping plant in coldKeeping plants in cold
Brown TipsDryness in the airUse a Humidifier
Yellow LeavesUnder-watering and DroughtReschedule watering plan
Dark spotsBacterial Leaf Spot (a disease)Keep leaves dry
Sparse-Looking / Thin PlantPlace the pot or basket in indirect light and a warmer locationTrim the plant to give it shape

Insects and Pests

Mealybugs: Small, white, slow-moving bugs can lay more than 500 eggs on the soil or underside of the leaf.
Scales: Dark-coloured sticky insects that don’t move. They are called scales due to their appearance. They don’t move and thus only suck the cell sap.
Aphids: These insects are brown and found on the underside of the leaves.
Spider Mites: They are the most common in house plants. They are tiny and can be seen at the bottom of the leaves.
Solution: avoid over-watering, inspect the plant every day, and use well-drained soil

Compare Marble Queen Pothos with others

Marble Queen Pothos has other Pothos similar to Snow Queen Pothos, Manjula Pothos, Golden Pothos, and Jessenia Pothos. All these look similar; however, they have some differences.

Marble Queen vs Snow Queen

Their leaves are of the same shape and size but vary in color. Marble Queen has green leaves with creamy variegation and spots on them, while the Snow Queen has creamy white colored leaves with a few green spots. Green leaves help in photosynthesis, and thus, Marble Queen is healthier.

The growth of Snow Queen is slow, while that of M. Queen is high

Snow Queen VS Marble Queen Pothos

Marble Queen vs Manjula Queen Pothos

These Pothos are very similar to each other. However, the marble leasable is heart-shaped, while those of Manjula Queens have a 3-dimensional, wavy appearance. They have spots on them as well, like the Marble’s.

Manjula Queen VS Marble Queen Pothos


Yellowing of leaves in the vine is due to over-watering and exposure to direct light in the open air. Check for your water scheduling.

The plant requires better light exposure and proper irrigation. Drought for several days may result in turning the leaves brown.

This is a sign that your plant is reverting. It needs your proper care, irrigation, and placing them in bright, indirect light.

The Marble Queen plant can be reverted with proper management and care. It is recommended to add proper water to only the upper 2-3 inches and place it in light.

These are vines and need support to climb and hang on. You can use moss poles or trellis to support the leafy branches.

They grow by cuttings, which are to be placed in a water jar for 12-15 days. They grow, and roots sprout in water jars.

These are vines by nature and trail around the supports and poles. However, they can spread around as well when placed on the floor. However, trim and prune these regularly.

This climber can grow up to 10 feet in length.

Water medium is good for a start but can’t support the growth of the plant’s later stages like the soil. So it is recommended to grow it in the soil or the hydroponics.

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