The Marble Queen Pothos is a thing of beauty. Especially when it’s grown in your own home or wherever you please. If you want to know more about taking good care of this exotic plant, you’re in the right place.
Caring for a plant like a Marble Queen Pothos will be quite simple once you learn how to do it using this awesome guide. You will learn everything from what it needs for soil, light, temperature, and everything in between. If you follow these steps and take great care of them, you will have a plant that will not only be healthy, but a real joy to have around the house if you are looking for something more decorative.
Without further ado, let’s get started:
About Marble Queen Pothos
The Marble Queen Pothos is a plant that originates from the regions of Southeast Asia and the South Pacific Islands. They are more prominent on the island of French Polynesia. However, they make for great houseplants all over the world.
These plants are part of the pothos family. Photos plants are known for having leaves that have a leathery texture. They have an eye popping shade of green and are known for being a low-maintenance plant. The leaves on these plants also have a creamy white color mixed with the green as part of its foliage.
If you are looking for a plant that isn’t too demanding when it comes to caring for it, the Marble Queen Pothos will probably be a good choice for you.
Plant Care Guide of Marble Queen Pothos
The following is a plant care guide for the Marble Queen Pothos. Read through the guide carefully to ensure what you can be able to do in order to properly care for these beautiful plants. Whether it’s in your house or a greenhouse, the concepts are the same.
Let’s get started:
The soil that will work best for a Marble Queen Pothos must be the type of soil that drains quickly and provides plenty of breaking room. If you are not sure if your soil isn’t draining quickly, you can add some sand into the mix. The soil can be rich in nutrients or it can do well in average soil.
If you are looking for a plant that will thrive in a hydroponic environment, the Marble Queen Pothos will be perfect for growing just on water alone. Either way, this plant will do just fine no matter how you grow it.
As far as light conditions are concerned they can thrive in almost any light condition you can think of. However, despite their tropic origins it should be in medium to bright indirect sunlight should you want the plant to grow faster. Do not put them directly in the sun as the leaves may be susceptible to burning.
Because of their low light tolerance, they will often make excellent houseplants and can do just fine in rooms where lights are low. Because of the low light conditions, the green on the leaves will produce energy. If the need arises, move the plant to an area where indirect sunlight is present.
Watering these plants if they are in soil will be a challenge. That’s because you need to keep the soil as dry as possible. If you need to, do something like a drench and dry watering cycle.
The way this works is you let the soil dry by almost half between one watering and the next. If you water the plant, drench the soil. This drench and dry cycle is typically useful during the spring and summer months since it will boost plant growth. If it’s fall or winter, keep the soil dry as much as possible and use misting water for better results.
Monitor the leaves regularly to ensure that the leaf edges do not brown. If they do, that means you are underwatering them. Alternatively, if the leaves are yellow in color and the soil is soggy, then you overwatered them.
The ideal temperatures for a Marble Queen Pothos will be anywhere from 65 to 90 degrees (F). Ideally, it can survive in room temperatures even in the winter. So you don’t need to make any changes with the temperature inside your house.
Like most plants that originate from tropical areas, this plant in particular loves humidity. One of the best things you can do is give them a regular misting to ensure that it stays fresh. This may be a substitute for making your home or an area of it very humid.
You can also give the leathery leaves a little tender love and care with their own watering using a sponge. Once again, keep an eye out for any leaves changing colors. If the leaf tip appears brown in color, the air may be a little too dry.
Organic fertilizer is alway the safest bet when choosing a fertilizer. But you don’t have to use fertilizer if you don’t want to. If you wish to fertilize this beautiful plant, you can apply it once a month between the Spring and Fall months.
However, if you opt for the hydroponic growth method, then fertilizing them will be more important since it will promote even greater growth. Without fertilizing your hydroponic Pothos, its growth will be stunted.
There is no need to fertilize during the winter months.
If there is one plant that is easy to propagate, the Marble Queen Pothos is one of them. They can grow from stem cuttings and layering. You can expect the terminals to sprout in about a week or so.
If grown indoors, there is a good chance that you won’t see any flowers bloom from a Marble Queen Pothos. If anything, the appearance of flowers on these plants are often rare.
The growth process is quite versatile. And it will be based on the amount of space you will allow for the Marble Queen Pothos to grow. If you wish for the plant to be compacted in growth, you can use something like a small tabletop pot or even a hanging basket.
If you choose to grow it in a greenhouse setting, it can climb a bit higher. Remember, in the right climate, it can grow even bigger. It can get to the point where it can constrict an amount of available space for any nearby plants.
Keep in mind that his plant has plenty of fast growing roots. They may even grow through the drainage holes. So you may want to consider relocating them to a larger pot if this happens. Pot them using the soil of your choice.
If the plant is larger in size, re-pot them every two to three years. The best time to re-pot them is during the spring.
Marble Queen Pothos Propagation
Propagating Marble Queen Pothos plants is a simple process. In this example, we’ll be using the stem cutting propagation that we’ve mentioned earlier. Here’s how it’s done:
- Cut the vine stems with a pair of gardening scissors. You want to cut the stem that has 4 nodes and a terminal.
- Pinch the leaves at the bottom so the nodes are exposed and the leaves remain at the terminal.
- Stick the stem with one node under the soil after you have added the soil itself to the pot. Make sure that the soil has the ability to drain well prior to planting the stems. Make sure that it’s alway in a bright spot but not in direct sunlight.
Keep in mind that they should be watered regularly and the soil stays moist for at least a week or two.
Types and Varieties of Marble Queen Pothos
Including the Marble Queen Pothos, there are approximately over a dozen different types. They include the Golden Pothos, the Neon Pothos, and the Jessenia Pothos among many others. The Golden Pothos in particular has a slight resemblance of the Marble Queen Pothos on its leaves.
The only difference is that it has more of a light golden brown color mixed with the green in its foliage.
Common Problems with Marble Queen Pothos
There are common problems that the Marble Queen Pothos has. Typically, they are usually leaf related. The best news about this plant in particular is that it doesn’t have to deal with any pests. Let’s take a look at the examples of common problems that this plant can have:
Leaves are turning green
If the leaves are turning green, this may be due to the lack of light. This is fairly common if you don’t place it in an area where there is indirect sunlight. As a result, the leaves will lose their variegation because they need the energy to grow.
The green on the leaves is used as an energy source.
Leaves turning yellow
If there is yellow present on the leaves, this is a sign that you are overwatering the plant. On top of that, there is too much moisture in the soil.
Holes in the leaves
If there are holes in the leaves, there is good news and bad news. The good news is, there are no pests munching on the plant. The bad news is that your plant is lacking nutrients and may not be stored in an area where there is enough humidity.
Tips to healing the problems of Marble Queen Pothos plant
Here are the following tips that you can use to heal your Marble Queen Pothos plants:
Watch how you water them
If they’re overwatered, they turn yellow. A lack of water turns them brown. Find a happy medium for it.
The best possible example is using the drench and dry method mentioned above in the watering section of this guide.
Let them have light
Even though they do okay in low light, you’d be better off putting them in an area where there is an abundant amount of it. Remember, they need to be in indirect sunlight or they will sustain burns on the leaves.
Fertilize it anyway
While they are low maintenance and may not need fertilizing, it may be the smart thing to do it anyways. This will prevent the leaves having holes formed in the middle of it.
Pests, Disease, and Toxicity In Plant
There are no pest issues involving Marble Queen Pothos plants.
Marble Queen Pothos will usually suffer from diseases that affect plants in the pothos family. Let’s take a look at the following:
This is a common disease that is also known as root rot. This usually occurs if there are imported propagative cuttings involved. The infection starts at the roots and will eventually spread throughout the entire plant.
The leaves will turn a dark brown to a black color. These plants will need to be discarded if they are produced in greenhouses with other plants. This will ensure that the disease is not spread to any other plants.
Rhizoctonia (Root Rot/Aerial Blight)
This disease will cause dark spots on the leaves. These will infect the roots during the propagation process and cause any cuttings to wilt and die. This disease derives from rhizoctonia solani, which is commonly found in contaminated soil mixtures.
Infected plants may need to be discarded if the disease is severe enough.
The Marble Queen Pothos is toxic to dogs and cats. Signs of your pet ingesting this plant will include diarrhea and vomiting. In some cases, liver failure is also a possibility.
What It Looks Like And Its Origin
The Marble Queen Pothos has wide leaves and has a mixed color of green and white. The color mixture resembles something you see on marble (hence the name Marble Queen pothos). It grows on stems and long vines.
The origin of the Marble Queen Pothos is in Southeast Asia, the South Pacific Islands including French Polynesia and Australia.
The Marble Queen Pothos is one of the most beautiful houseplants you can have in your home. Especially with a foliage of green and white mixed together. This is a plant that you’ll love taking care of.
With the right kind of conditions, it can grow in a compact or larger size depending on the area of growth you allow it to give. It’s low maintenance makes it even popular for experienced green thumbs like you to recommend it to someone who is new to taking care of plants.