Marble Queen Pothos Care Guide – All You Need to Know

If you are looking for a low-maintenance indoor plant that doesn’t need much sun, you are in the right place! Marble queen pothos (also known as Devil’s Ivy Plant) is respected for its adaptability and low requirements. 

Stay with us to find out what to do to enhance its growth and help it thrive!

About Marble Queen Pothos

Epipremnum aureum commonly known as Marble queen pothos is a vining plant with cream to yellow variegation. This beautiful plant comes from French Polynesia. It is a tropical aroid plant that belongs to the family of Araceae. Pothos are considered drought-tolerant plants which makes them easy to take care of. 

They are fast growers in nature, as well as when grown as houseplants. The stems can be up to a meter long in the wild!

Pothos Plants

Pothos Plant type

Marble Queen Pothos is one of many remarkable pothos plants. All of them are vines, and some of them have variegated foliage. Marble Pothos belongs to the variegated group.

One of the most eye-catching varieties is definitely neon pothos, with their vibrant green foliage. Another interesting species is the golden pothos, with its delicately variegated foliage. The variegation is yellowish-golden.

Satin pothos is also variegated, but with more variegation, colored pale green to silver (thus, it is known as silver satin pothos, as well).

Fun Fact: Although many people think that all the cultivars are man-made, the truth is somewhat different.

Pothos plants impulsively create variegation!

These spontaneous changes have led to the creation of new cultivars.

Marble Queen Pothos Care Guide

marble queen pothos

Sunlight Requirements

When it comes to pothos light needs, it won’t be hard for you to fulfill them.

Bright, indirect light is the ideal lighting condition for this gorgeous vine.

Because it is adaptable to low-light conditions, pothos is among the great plants for your office (check out more office plants).

The main rule is – never to let direct sunlight touch your marble queen pothos plant.

Pro-Tip:  Because marble queen pothos like low-light conditions and high humidity, you can place it on a bathroom window, as well.

It will thrive there!

Still, regularly rotate the pot, to ensure equal growth.

Temperature Requirements

Marble queen pothos care means providing higher temperatures for your plant. It isn’t tolerant of low-temperature conditions.

The optimal temperature range is from 65 to 85 degrees F.

So, try to avoid cold temperatures.

You can take the pot outside during the hot months.

However, bring it back in as soon as the temperatures go lower than advised.

Watering Requirements

When it comes to pothos marble queen care, I guess the most important thing to emphasize is not to overwater it!

Always let the soil become mostly dry before you water your pothos.

In general, you should water it once a week during the hot days and once every two weeks in the cold months.

Of course, always take a look at the soil’s dampness before watering.

Use lukewarm water, as it is the healthiest for the roots.

When watering, make sure the soil isn’t waterlogged, as it will cause root rot very quickly!

Pro-Tip: To avoid harmful substances from tap water affecting your pothos plant, you can collect rainwater and use it for watering! For more tips on watering with rainwater, read this.

Also, you can fill some bottles with regular tap water and let them stay out in the sun.

This way, the harmful substances (such as chlorine) will evaporate.

Humidity Requirements

As an outdoor plant in its native habitat, it thrives in a humid environment. Hanging or depending on trees and bigger plants with little access to sunlight. During the hot months, average room humidity will be okay for your marble queen pothos.

The regular room humidity level is between 40% and 60%. During the cold months, however, occasional misting may be needed. Because of the heating appliances, the air in the room tends to be a little drier.

Don’t be afraid to provide a bit higher humidity levels, as well. Pothos marble won’t hold it against you.

Soil Requirements

pothos potting mix

When it comes to soil requirements, marble queen pothos needs good drainage as much as we need enough water to function properly.

On the other hand, the soil mix must have enough nutritional elements.

The best way to fulfill both needs is to make your own blend.

Just mix equal parts of regular potting soil, perlite (or regular sand), and peat moss.

Also, make sure you don’t use an overly large pot.

The too-big pot will cause the roots to develop and prosper, while the upper parts of the plant will stagnate.


marble queen pothos

Marble queen pothos is a fast grower, so you’ll need to repot it every year or two. If you notice that the roots have overgrown the pot, it is repotting time! Also, if the soil seems like it has lost valuable nutrients, and it is loose, you should repot the plant. Always use well-drained soil! 


When it comes to additional feeding, marble queen pothos isn’t needy.

You can add some liquid fertilizer in the growing season (spring and summer), but it is not requested.


pruning pothos plant

Since it is a fast-growing plant, you’ll want to prune it occasionally, just to encourage its growth.

The more you prune it, the more foliage it will produce.

Also, since the stems can grow to be pretty long, you can trim them and create the look you want. You can also use this stem cutting for propagation. Just place the cuttings in a jar with clean water. In three to four weeks, you will be able to see new roots coming out and voila!!!, another new plant. 

The best time of the year to do this is springtime.

Common Problems

1. Yellow Leaves

If you notice that some of the leaves are becoming yellow, it may be because the plant is simply replacing them with new ones.

Still, if you notice that a big part of the foliage is becoming yellow, you are probably doing something wrong.

Dry air may cause yellowing, as well as exposure to direct sunlight.

If you notice black spots on the foliage, you have been overwatering.

Aside from the leaf yellowing, there aren’t many problems you can encounter when it comes to marble queen pothos care.

Nonetheless, it is a great houseplant for beginners!


Marble queen pothos should be one of your first choices if you are looking for a non-demanding, exotic and beautiful houseplant.

Provide it with moderate room temperatures and filtered sunlight, and it will be happy!

Water it once a week or two. The average room humidity is okay. The soil, on the other hand, should be well-drained, but nutritious. Repot every year or two, and prune if you want to enhance growth.

In general, this is a great plant for growing a green thumb!

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, it actually is.

Most pothos varieties aren’t demanding at all!

The general rules listed in this article apply to other pothos cultivars, as well.

Yes, it is, to both people and animals.

Ingesting it causes mouth and throat irritation, as well as other problems with the digestive tract.

Yes, marble queen pothos is among air-purifying plants.

This is why you can freely place it in your bedroom, as well!

You can get your marble queen at your local nurseries or here at Plantly.

Whether you want to buy, sell or simply reach out to other plant enthusiasts, Plantly is the right place to be!

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