Plant Care

Marble Queen Pothos Care

Marble Queen Pothos

Marble Queen Pothos plants are beautiful and easy to care for. They are a great choice for those looking for a durable indoor plant that doesn’t require much care. However, there are a few things you need to keep in mind to make your Pothos plant thrive in your home.

Basic Facts

Pothos plants are known for their gorgeous cascading vines. These plants have leaves that resemble a heart shape. Pothos plants are an excellent choice for a hanging plant, although many people choose to grow Pothos as a table plant. It is also possible to train your Marble Queen Pothos to grow on a trellis or a pole.

Marble Queen Pothos plants are efficient in cleaning the air from harmful chemicals. They are powerful air purifiers that can help you get rid of toxins from the air. In this way, growing a Marble Queen Pothos is more than just a hobby: these plants make a healthy addition to your home.

Warning: Toxicity

It is important to know that Marble Queen Pothos plant is mildly toxic to humans and pets. Ingestion will cause problems such as mouth and stomach irritation and, in some cases, vomiting. Because of this, make sure to keep your plant away from pets and children.

Marble Queen Pothos

Caring for Your Marble Queen Pothos

Here are some tips on how to provide the best care for your Marble Queen Pothos plant and make it thrive:

Light

Marble Queen Pothos plants can survive even in low light, but this is not a way to make them thrive. In order to have a strong and healthy plant, it is best to keep it in a medium to bright indirect light. This will encourage growth and make the plant stronger.

Also, bright but indirect light makes the variegation more pronounced. However, always make sure that the light you provide is indirect. Marble Queen Pothos plants don’t do well in direct sunlight. Such strong sunlight can easily burn the foliage, which you wish to avoid.

Temperature

In order to make your Marble Queen Pothos thrive, it is best to keep it at average to warm temperatures. Ideal temperature range for this plant are 65 to 85 degrees F.

Watering

Marble Queen Pothos plants prefer somewhat dry soil. This is the first thing to keep in mind when deciding on the watering regime. In order to keep your plant happy, you should water it to keep the soil slightly dump. Never leave your plant to sit in water or for soil to get really wet.

However, this doesn’t mean that Marble Queen Pothos can do without watering. You should water your plant well during spring and summer months. You just need to make sure that the soil has somewhat dried out before you water again. A good way to go is to allow the top half of the soil to dry out before you water your plant again.

This should be even more pronounced in the fall and winter. During these months, allow the soil to become even drier before you water your Marble Queen Pothos plant again.

Humidity

Marble Queen Pothos plants thrive in higher humidity. While you can grow it in a low humidity environment, a higher humidity is what it prefers. In case you notice that the leaf tips are getting brown, it is a sign that the air is too dry for the plant.

Fertilizing

Marble Queen Pothos plants are easy to grow indoors and they don’t require much fertilizing. However, you should feed your plant twice per year, preferably using a general-purpose fertilizer made for indoor plants.

Pruning

It is important to observe your plant and trim out any damaged leaves and stems. Make sure to remove all discolored, dead, damaged and diseased leaves and stems as they happen. You need to react quickly to keep your plant healthy and strong.

When pruning, make sure to use sharp, clean scissors. This will prevent any bruising or tearing of the stems, and it will lower the risk of spreading any potential disease. Make sure to always cut just above a leaf node.

Trimming your plant every few months is the best way to keep your Marble Queen Pothos plant full and bushy.

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