The ‘Marble Queen’ pothos (Epipremnum aureum ‘Marble Queen’) is a popular houseplant with brightly-colored jade green and cream leaves. The variegated foliage of the ‘Marble Queen’ cultivar grows on long, trailing vines. Growing in most indoor conditions, this type of pothos is an excellent hanging basket plant or—with the right pruning—a bushy potted plant. Even if you are a beginner, you’ll find that the marble queen plant is easy to grow indoors.
How to care for the ‘Marble Queen’ pothos: The Epipremnum aureum (Devil’s ivy) variegated plant thrives when grown in bright, indirect light and soil with excellent drainage. The conditions for growth are a temperature range between 65°F and 75°F (18°C – 23°C), high humidity, slightly moist soil, and fertilizing monthly during the growing season.
The ‘Marble Queen’ pothos is a tropical plant cultivar with the scientific name Epipremnum aureum. This plant is native to countries in Southeast Asia and Australia. Although the pothos plants enjoy growing in tropical climates, they grow exceedingly well as a leafy houseplant.
All types of pothos plants have heart-shaped leathery leaves with a glossy sheen. Also called the devil’s ivy, their types of foliage distinguish pothos cultivars. For example, the jade pothos has green leaves, the golden pothos has yellow and green variegated leaves, and the neon pothos has bright, electric green leaves.
The ‘Marble Queen’ pothos shouldn’t be confused with a variegated type of Philodendron. Although both species of plants have leaves in the shape of hearts, they are a different species. However, similar to Philodendron, it’s rare that ‘Marble Queen’ pothos plants flower indoors.
How Much Light Does Marble Queen Pothos Need?
‘Marble Queen’ pothos plants need plenty of indirect light to keep their foliage bright and vibrant. The critical growing requirement when it comes to light is to protect the devil’s ivy from direct sunlight. The best place for hanging a variegated pothos plant is near an east-facing window.
You can also grow a potted ‘Marble Queen’ plant on a windowsill. But make sure that the plant is protected from direct sunlight by a sheer curtain. Too much light will scorch the leaves, and you could lose most of the green colors from the heart-shaped leaves.
The same light requirements are essential for any type of variegated pothos plant. So, if you have a’ ‘Snow Queen’ or ‘Golden Queen’ Epipremnum aureum cultivar, keep in bright, indirect light. Other species of pothos with dark-colored leaves, can be grown in low-light conditions.