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Easy Marble Queen Pothos Care Tips (Pothos Houseplant Guide)

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Greetings to Mindful Monstera! I’m Sarah, the creator of this blog, and it has been my digital home for a few years now. Here are some tidbits about me – I find joy in nurturing and ensuring the happiness of my houseplants. Among my green companions are various Pothos varieties, including the beloved Devil’s Ivy, also known as the Golden Pothos. However, my personal favorite is the enchanting Pothos! A couple of years back, I shared the love by gifting my Marble Pothos to my grandma, who expressed a desire to have it. Lets learn how some marble queen pothos care.

Pothos Overview:

If you’ve clicked on this post, you’re likely either considering getting a Pothos or already have one. Renowned for its resilience and adaptability to various conditions, the Pothos is a plant that thrives even with occasional neglect. Whether you’re a seasoned plant enthusiast or a novice, this low-maintenance beauty is an excellent choice, making it perfect for those without a green thumb. Commonly known as Solomon’s ivy, Devil’s ivy, Marble Queen, Money plant, or Hunter’s robe, the Pothos originates from the tropical and humid Solomon Islands. With its vining or climbing nature, this plant adds beautiful foliage to any household.

Marble Queen Pothos Care

Marble Queen Pothos Tip 1 The Shower:

Pothos is a tropical plant and it originating from the Solomon Islands. This plant thrives in humid spaces. To create a humid environment for this plant, place the plant on the counter in your bathroom while you take a steaming hot shower. It will THANK YOU. I do this once or twice a week maybe more during the winter months.

Other Options for Increasing Humidity:

  • Misting: Periodically misting the leaves with water can provide a boost of humidity around the plant. This is especially beneficial in dry indoor environments or during the winter months when indoor heating systems may reduce humidity.
  • Humidity Trays: Placing a tray filled with water and pebbles near the pothos can increase humidity. As the water evaporates, it creates a microenvironment with higher humidity around the plant.
  • Grouping Plants: Grouping plants together can create a small, shared microclimate with slightly higher humidity. This is known as the “grouping effect” and can be useful for maintaining optimal conditions for plants.
  • Use a Humidifier: If you live in an exceptionally dry climate or your indoor space has consistently low humidity, using a humidifier can be an effective way to increase moisture levels. This is particularly helpful during the winter when heating systems tend to dry the air.

Signs of Low Humidity Stress:

  • If pothos is experiencing low humidity stress, you may notice some signs such as brown leaf edges, crispy tips, or overall reduced vigor. Adjusting humidity levels or implementing additional measures can help alleviate these symptoms.

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Marble Queen Pothos Tip 2 Lighting:

Pothos is known for its ability to thrive in low to moderate light conditions. It can tolerate low-light situations, but its growth may be slower. To encourage more vibrant growth and variegation, providing moderate, indirect light is ideal. Pothos prefers indirect sunlight or filtered light. Direct sunlight, especially intense afternoon sun, can scorch the leaves and lead to sunburn. Trust me, I know I burnt my plant leaves by placing it in direct sunlight. If your pothos is exposed to direct sunlight, ensure it’s diffused or filtered. Pothos is well-suited for indoor environments, making it an excellent choice for homes and offices. It can be placed in various locations, including on shelves, tables, or hanging baskets. Ensure it’s not too far from a light source, but avoid placing it in harsh, direct sunlight.

Signs of Inadequate Light:

  • If your pothos is not receiving enough light, it may exhibit certain signs. These include:
    • Reduced growth.
    • Larger gaps between leaves on the stems.
    • Smaller leaf size.
    • Loss of variegation in variegated varieties.

Artificial Lighting:

  • If natural light is limited, pothos can also thrive under artificial light. Fluorescent lights or LED grow lights can be used to supplement natural light and provide the necessary light energy for healthy growth.

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Marble Queen Pothos Tip 3 Watering:

Pothos is relatively tolerant of periods of drought. While it’s essential to provide regular watering, pothos can withstand occasional lapses in watering without suffering severe consequences. This feature adds to its overall resilience. My pothos plants do NOT tolerate overwatering. It is essential for pothos care to not overwater. My tactic is to let the soil dry completely or until I see the leaves start to droop a little. Once I see the droop I know the plants are ready for some water. This tip has not failed me in the 5 years of owning my pothos plants! BUT do NOT let the leaves shrivel if the leaves start to shrivel you have waited too long and might not be able to revive the plant completely. So, it’s about a slight droop in the leaves.

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Marble Queen Pothos Tip 4 Soil:

The Pothos plant needs well-draining soil and does not like to sit in water. You can add some perlite to your plant soil mix. It’s great for making a well draining potting mix. a bonus tip is to add a fertilizer such as worm castings ever now and then. Worm castings are a great way to add organic matter back into the soil. Lastly use a pot with a drainage hole!! Sitting water can damage the plant and cause rot root.

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Pothos Care

Marble Queen Pothos Tip 5 Temperature:

The Pothos prefer warm temperatures between 65F and 85F. It thrives on the warmer side. I find my plant does better on the warmer side around 70F-75F.

A few things to consider when talking about temperature, plants don’t like to be near drafty windows or vents. Drafts will cause temperature changes as well as humidity changes. Both of which can be harmful for the plant. Do not let the temperature dip below 50F. This could cause permanent damage to your Pothos.

Seasonal care:

Summer Considerations: In warmer seasons, pothos may benefit from slightly increased humidity. Misting the leaves or placing a tray of water nearby can help maintain a more favorable environment.
Winter Care:
During the winter months, if the indoor temperature drops significantly, it’s essential to be mindful of the plant’s water needs. Pothos may require less frequent watering in cooler conditions.

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I hope you found this article helpful. Thanks for reading my top 5 marble queen pothos care tips to keep your plant alive!

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13 Comments

  1. Madhu
    April 17, 2020 / 6:08 pm

    Thanks for your information this gona help me to take care my plants

    • sarah
      Author
      April 17, 2020 / 7:51 pm

      I’m glad you found the article helpful!

    • sarah
      Author
      June 8, 2020 / 1:38 am

      I’m glad you find it useful!

  2. Angie Jensen
    July 14, 2020 / 2:58 am

    Very well written and informative article…. Easy to follow…
    Thankyou

    • sarah
      Author
      July 15, 2020 / 2:02 am

      Thank you. I’m glad you found it helpful.

  3. Mary C.B
    August 26, 2020 / 5:38 pm

    Really appreciate your endeavor…Finds it very useful.Thankyou for sharing ????

  4. Tonette Castro
    September 12, 2020 / 7:44 am

    Thank you for these tips ?

  5. Kika
    November 2, 2020 / 4:52 am

    Your details and info really helped me a lot. I have a new one. Thank you so much!

  6. Lolitha
    January 17, 2021 / 9:49 pm

    Thank you I fell in love with this plant when I visit my aunt when I was little they always look so pretty. Now I have like 6 of them myself

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