How to Grow Pothos Marble Queen

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The Pothos Marble Queen (Epipremnum aureum ‘Marble Queen’) is a variegated form of the Golden Pothos. It is an easy plant to grow, making it a great choice for beginner gardeners. Here’s everything you need to know about growing a marble queen pothos.

I have seen this called Marbel Queen Pothos frequently, I don’t know if that is just a common misspelling or if there is some reason some call it that. For all intents and purposes, Marbel Queen Pothos and Pothos Marble Queen are the same.

The white and green variegated leaves of Marble Queen Pothos

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How to Grow a Pothos Marble Queen

First, you’ll need to purchase a young plant from a nursery or garden center. Be sure to choose a healthy plant with no signs of pests or disease.

Whenever bringing home a new plant from the garden center I give it a week or so to acclimate to my home conditions. I also isolate it from other plants to make sure I haven’t brought home any hidden pests or diseases.

Because many plants grown in bulk for the market are planted with a spongey peat-based soil I repot my plants after the week of settling in.

Peat-based potting soils compress and lose their ability to hold oxygen. Plants like Marble Queen pothos like free-draining soil to thrive.

Repotting Marble Queen pothos

Choose a pot that is slightly larger than the one it came in and fill it with a well-draining potting mix. A good quality potting mix can work but a cactus mix will work even better if you tend to overlove your plants (over water).

marble queen pothos on side table

Hold your hand around the base of the pothos and invert the pot. Let the plant slide out of the pot. If it resists squeeze the pot gently to loosen it.

Most of the time the soil will come out in the shape of the pot and stay intact. Examine the soil and roots just to be sure there are no hidden insects.

The new pot should have a small layer of soil already in it, place the plant into the pot and add more soil around the edges as needed.

Water in and place your pothos in the new location.

How much light does a Pothos Marble Queen need?

This plant does not like direct sunlight, as it will scorch the leaves. A spot near an east or west-facing window is ideal.

If you do not have any windows available, you can also grow your plant under fluorescent lights for 12 hours per day.

Be aware that epipremnum aureum “Marble Queen” grown in very low light may revert back to a solid color.

The ideal temperature range for the pothos is 60-85 degrees Fahrenheit.

pothos plants on shelf in front of white wall

Watering your Pothos

This plant likes to have its soil moist but not soggy. Let the soil dry out between waterings.

Be sure to check the soil before watering, and only water when the top few inches of soil are dry.

I prefer using a moisture meter rather than my finger. I don’t like getting my fingernail full of dirt.

If the meter reads near the dry zone then it is time to water your Pothos.

During the winter months, you may need to reduce your watering schedule since the plant will be dormant.

An easy way to tell if you are watering your plant too much or too little is by looking at the leaves. If the leaves are wilted or yellowing, that means that the plant needs more water.

On the other hand, if the leaves are drooping or curling, that means that the plant is getting too much water.


Being a tropical native Marble Queen pothos like higher humidity but they tolerate lower humidity well.

I find raising the humidity in a room with a humidifier like this one works well for many of my houseplants.

Pruning Marble Plant

I have found heavily marbles pothos grow a bit slower than the solid green but it will need trimming up from time to time. Don’t be surprised if your Marble Queen is more subdued than your regular pothos.

Marble Queen Propagation

Propagating pothos is very simple and to keep the best coloration choose vines that have the most mottling or white variations on them to root.

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Pothos Propagation

Pothos plants (Epipremnum aureuma) are one of the easiest houseplants to grow, making them very popular. Propagating pothos plants is a great way to get more plants to fill your home for free.

About Marble Queen pothos

Also known as the Devil’s ivy, this vining plant is native to Mo’orea in the Society Islands of French Polynesia. It is related to the philodendron and has heart-shaped leaves that are variegated with shades of green, white, and yellow.

Also known as the Devil’s Ivy, the Marble Queen Pothos is a trailing plant that given all the right conditions can grow up to 10 feet in length.

In tropical areas, it is an invasive plant out of doors so dispose of your cuttings responsibly.

Are Marbel Queen Pothos Toxic to Cats and Dogs

All pothos plants are poisonous to cats and dogs. Ingestion can cause stomach irritation and vomiting.

Rarely fatal unless they were to eat a large amount it is still worth knowing so as to protect your pets or little humans from accidental poisoning.

With its variegated leaves and ability to thrive in your home conditions, the Marble Queen pothos is truly a beautiful houseplant to grow.

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