5 Steps to Growing Marble Queen Pothos
- Select a suitable sized pot with good drainage
- Add a layer of indoor plant mix to plant into
- Choose a spot in bright, indirect light
- Don't water too frequently, allow the soil to dry out between watering
- Apply a general purpose fertiliser once a month during the growing season
Follow our full guide and plant care tips to growing Marble Queen Pothos below.
The marble queen is a popular member of the pothos family. It features striking green and white variegated, heart shaped leaves and long, cascading vines. It makes a makes a wonderful trailing or hanging plant from a tall shelf or pot.
Marble Queen is a fast grower under the right conditions, and can reach lengths of about 1.5 metres.
The better the soil, the better your indoor plants will grow. Healthy soil is especially important when growing in a limited area. Choose a potting mix that is free draining like Tui Indoor Plant Mix, specially formulated with the right blend of nutrients to give your indoor plants in pots and containers the best start.
Select a container that is a suitable size for your plants. Ensure the container has enough capacity to house the roots of the plants you want to grow. Drainage is also essential, so keep this in mind when choosing your perfect pot. If your chosen pot doesn't have a drainage hole you can add some pebbles to the bottom of the pot. The bigger the pot the bigger your plant will grow. Pothos like to be root bound, so keep the pot on the smaller side.
Check plant labels for individual planting instructions.
- Water plants thoroughly before potting and allow to drain.
- Partly fill your container with Tui Indoor Plant Mix.
- Gently take the plant from the current container (be careful when handling the roots of this plant as).
- Position the plant in the centre of the new container and fill with Tui Indoor Plant Mix up to 3cm from the top.
- Gently firm the mix around the plant. The mix should be at the same level on the plant as it was in the previous container.
The right plant in the right place is the secret to healthy indoor plants. Marble Queen Pothos will thrive in bright, indirect sunlight. It can also survive lower light conditions, however the white colour in the leaves can be lost and revert to green if the light is too low. Avoid direct sunlight as this can burn the leaves.
Pothos like their soil kept on the drier side. Water well and allow the top 50% of the soil to dry out before watering again. In the winter, allow the soil to completely dry between watering.
Tui Indoor Plant Mix contains a starter fertiliser to provide instant nutrients and prevent transplant shock, along with a controlled release fertiliser for sustained feeding for up to six months, however continuing to replenish nutrients will ensure your plants remain healthy. Apply a general purpose fertiliser like Tui Enrich Pour & Feed Indoor Plant Liquid Fertiliser once a month during spring and summer, or for a sustained feed for up to 6 months use Tui Enrich Pots & Containers.
Over watering can be a common problem and will show in a yellowing of the leaves. Pothos also don't like to have wet feet and this can also lead to root rot.
Well nourished and cared for plants will be more resilient to common problems including temperature fluctuations, pests and diseases.
To keep your marble queen pothos nice and bushy, trim the vines. You can even use the stems you've just cut to start a new plant and plant back into the same pot.
This plant is considered mildly toxic, so keep away from pets or small children.