Epipremnum Aureum Marble Queen Complete Care Guide

Marble Queen Pothos is one of the best pothos to add to your collection. It is very similar with the regular Golden Pothos, except the variegation is a bit more intense 🤩

Scientific name: Epipremnum Aureum ‘Marble Queen’

Also called: Marble Queen Pothos, Scindapsus aureus ‘Marble Queen’

Family: ARACEAE

care meter: 8/10

This plant gets an 8 only because it needs a bit more light to be happy.

light

Marble Queen Pothos needs slightly more light than a regular pothos to be happy. Sometimes it’s a tricky plant because it could revert. I had plants that were kept in medium light and they turned completely green.

That’s why I would advise you to give this plant the best indirect bright light possible. It doesn’t require full sun, but filtered light. If you can’t provide that, consider using some grow lights.

completely reverted Marble Queen Pothos

watering

You can water your Marble Queen Pothos once the substrate is almost to completely dry. I usually water mine once every 10 days during summer and 14-21 days during winter, depending on how big the pot is.

This plant definitely prefers to be underwatered. It could also get edema if it doesn’t have the right amount of light.

Check the soil before every watering so you can keep them roots happy.

temperature

Average temperature is great for this plant. Anything over 20°C should be all right. Don’t let your plant in colder temperatures (under 15°C) for a longer period of time to avoid leaf and root damage!

humidity

The higher, the better. High humidity (over 60%) will promote healthy grow and you’ll also see some beautiful aerial roots developing. If your home is around 50% humidity, the plant will adapt with no problem.

fertilizer

You can fertilize your Marble Queen Pothos once a month during growing season. During winter, most plants go through dormancy so you could stop feeding it. However if your plant is still active, you can feed it but with a more diluted solution and a bit less often (like once every two months).

I use a NPK ratio of 10-10-10 or any ratio higher in Nitrogen (that promotes healthy foliage growth).

substrate

Epipremnum Marble Queen prefers a lightweight soil mix that drains the water fast. A good option is to use one part coco coir with one part perlite and one part orchid bark. The orchid barks could be optional, but I really like to use them for aeration. They help maintaining the roots happy long term.

You can also use a 50/50 mix of regular potting soil and perlite if it’s more accessible. Whatever you like to use, make sure the soil doesn’t stay wet for a longer period of time to avoid root rot.

Marble Queen Pothos root rot

plastic versus terracotta

This plant can thrive in both plastic or terracotta. So no matter what you choose, Marble Queen Pothos can adapt.

If you like terracotta better, check the soil a bit more often. Terracotta is porous and it helps the water evaporate faster, so your plant will need water more frequently.

repotting

Marble Queen Pothos can be repotted when the roots outgrow the pot. To make sure, see if there is any growth under the pot or try to gently remove the substrate from the pot to check if the plant is root-bound.

It’s great if you can repot during growing season, because you will break roots and those recover faster during warmer periods of time.

When you repot, choose a pot slightly bigger, gently separate the roots (you could leave some of the original substrate on the roots, especially if it’s high quality) and place your plant in the new pot. Don’t forget to water your plant after.

propagation

Epipremnum Marble Queen can be propagated best by cuttings. Cut the stem into segments containing at least a viable node (if you see an axillary bud it’s even better). Place your cuttings in water or directly in soil and wait for your new plants to grow.

Another ways to do it is by air layering or wet sticks, but I would choose these methods for more diva plants since this one is very easy to propagate.

pests

Marble Queen Pothos could be susceptible to thrips, spider mites or mealy bugs. I had thrips once on a plant, but I spot them in time and did the right treatments.

Inspect your plant every time you water it to avoid a massive pests disaster later.

toxicity

Epipremnum Marble Queen is toxic for pets, so please be careful.

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