Epipremnum aureum ‘Marble Queen’ is a vine and flowering plant from the Araceae family. They are native to the tropical regions of French Polynesia and are commonly used in households across the world as ornamental plants. This variety of pothos is known for their beautiful white and light green variegated foliage.
The great news is that the marble queen is an excellent choice for beginner plant enthusiasts because of its forgiving nature. These ivies are nearly impossible to kill! With a few tips and tricks, you can learn everything you need to know about growing and caring for Epipremnum aureum ‘Marble Queen.’
Follow this simple guide and your pothos will prosper and grow into an absolutely stunning mature vine!
How to Plant and Grow
These plants can be grown in hanging baskets, pots, garden trellises, and on the ground. An added bonus is that they can happily survive in both soil and water. Whatever works best for you, will work wonderfully for your plant!
When kept indoors, a marble queen pothos can grow up to about 10 feet long. They can trail on the ground, down bookshelves, and along walls. This makes them great for natural or bohemian styled houses.
How to Propagate
If you’re in love with your ivy arum, you can easily propagate it to make more vines. You can do this without damaging the main plant once it is about 6 months to 1 year old depending on the rate of its growth. Follow these few steps for successful propagation!
Step one is simply gathering all of your supplies. You will need gardening shears or kitchen scissors, a glass container of your choice, your mother plant, and clean water. At this point, you can fill your glass container with the water. Make sure not to use soft water as the chemicals will be too harsh for your cuttings to survive.
The second step is choosing a good vine. Any stem that doesn’t have any visible damage should work just fine! Grab your gardening shears or kitchen scissors and cut a vine off right at the base of the stem. A vine with 3 to 6 leaves on it works great.
Once the vine has been cut off, you can cut each individual leaf off. In order for the propagation process to work, you need to cut just below each leaf node. These nodes will look like brown bumps and can be found where the leaf and stem intersect. It is essential you include this in your cuttings as it is where the roots of your new marble queen will form.
Put these carefully cut cuttings into your glass container and watch them grow for one to two weeks changing the water every 5 days. If the roots seem to be slow-growing, you can wait up to a month to pot. They need to be around 1 to 2 inches before potting.
Plant your brand new pothos into fresh soil. After watering and fertilizing, you can proudly say that you have successfully propagated your ivy!
Now that you know how to propagate pothos, you officially have an endless supply of marble queens. If your house has become overrun with these gorgeous vines, remember that they can make great thank you gifts, wedding presents, and housewarming gifts.
Your plant will need to be repotted once it has become rootbound. This usually takes pothos anywhere from 2 to 3 years. You’ll know it’s time to repot when roots start to aggressively grow out the bottom of the container and/or on the surface of the soil.
Repot in a container 1 to 2 inches larger than the last one it lived in. Pothos like to be somewhat tight in their pot so don’t buy a new container any bigger than this.
Continue reading below to make sure you repot with the correct potting soil!
Care and Maintenance
These pothos plants are super easy to keep alive! Even if your vine occasionally gets neglected, it will most likely continue to grow. With the right soil, water, fertilizer, and sunlight, your plant can definitely flourish.
Here’s how to care for pothos:
These plants prefer soil that is well-draining. Using this type of potting mix will help prevent overwatering, root rot, and any unwanted bacteria growth. Pothos can survive most fresh all-purpose mediums and pH levels but thrive in a mix with some acidity. Try to find fresh soil with a pH somewhere between 6.1 to 6.5 for the best results.
Marble queen pothos only needs to be watered once every few weeks. You’ll know when it’s time to water your ivy once the top inch of the soil dries out. If you’ve chosen to grow your ivy in water instead of soil, make sure to change the water about twice a month.
Pothos only needs to be fertilized during their growing season. Throughout the end of spring, summer, and beginning of fall, fertilize your vines once a month with a balanced 20-20-20 liquid fertilizer. Ivy arum naturally grows quickly so make sure you’re not feeding your plant too much. Over-fertilizing will actually stop this natural growth due to chemical build-up.
The frequency in which you prune your marble queen depends on what size you’re looking for. Many people choose to keep theirs at a small, manageable size while others choose to grow them as long as they possibly can. Either way, pruning can help clean up any damaged and overgrown stems.
Occasional pruning will also make your plant grow back fuller and faster! Use clean gardening shears or kitchen scissors to carefully cut back your plant.
The marble queen variety needs to live in an environment with medium to high levels of light. Because of the variegation found on this type of pothos, consider moving your plant to an area with bright, indirect light. Low light will make the plant lose its colour and direct sun exposure will cause its leaves to burn.
Humidity and Temperature
Ivy arum enjoys a slightly humid climate with temperatures between 60 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit. If your vine lives in an aquarium, make sure the water is somewhere between 60 to 80 degrees as well as the surrounding area.
Pests and Diseases
Common pests that may negatively impact the growth of your ivy are fungus gnats, mealybugs, and scales. If these infestations occur, rinse your plant with water and/or rubbing alcohol. If the issue persists, rinse again and repot your plant with fresh soil and a sterilized pot.
As beautiful as your marble queen may be, they are classified as toxic to dogs, cats, and humans due to them containing calcium oxalates. Keep your plant away from children and pets to prevent pothos poisoning. Symptoms of pothos poisoning may include mouth irritation, swelling, burning, and vomiting. Call your vet or poison control right away.
Uses of Marble Queen Pothos
These pothos types are very special. They symbolize personal growth, chasing dreams, and achieving great amounts of success. As your plant grows and flourishes, so will you! This makes them an amazing plant to give to your friends and family as a present.
This variety looks amazing in both bohemian and modern-looking spaces. They will definitely provide natural and positive energy.
Epipremnum aureum ‘Marble Queen’ is a fantastic houseplant for all plant lovers! They are easy to take care of and are one of the prettiest indoor vines in the world.
Follow this straightforward care and maintenance plan for the healthiest and fastest growth!