Marble Queen Pothos


The marble queen pothos, Epipremnum aureum “Marble Queen,” a member of the Araceae family, was originally found growing on French Polynesia islands; today it is native to tropical and subtropical forests throughout the world. As a houseplant, the easy to care for marble queen pothos, also called Devil’s Ivy,” grows well in many different locations throughout your home. Its long, cascading, draping vines look beautiful decorating a table, hanging gracefully in a basket, or set in wall planter.  A marble queen pothos can also be trained to climb a bark or peat moss pole.

Marble Queen Pothos Description

As an outdoor plant, the vines on a marble queen pothos can grow 50ft – 60ft ( 15m-18m) long, using aerial roots and thick stems to cling to trees and other surfaces. The leaves can be as large as 35” (90cm) long and 16”-18” (40.6cm – 45.7cm) wide.  As a houseplant, a marble queen pothos is a much smaller plant with thick, waxy, green, and white, heart – shaped leaves that are usually 4”- 6” (10cm- 15cm) long and 2”- 3” (5cm -7.6cm) wide. The long vines, if left untrimmed, grow 6ft (1.8m) or more in length.

Quick Care Tips for a Marble Queen Pothos

Minimum winter temperature 50°- 55°F (10°-12°C) or leaves may be damaged.

In low lightWhen you select “Low Light” a list of the most adaptive plants in our database appears. These plants can live in lighting conditions too low to support any other plants in our database, but will grow faster in medium and high light. Variegation (color) in the leaves is often lost in low light. A plant in low light needs less water and fertilizer than the same plant in better light. Place a low-light plant within 2-3 ft. of a window with a northern exposure, 3-5 ft. of a window with an eastern exposure, 4-10 ft. of a window with a western exposure, and 10-18ft. of a window with a southern exposure. A low light area has between 50-150 ft. candles of light. The best low light house plants are: Chinese Evergreen, Dracaena Janet Craig, Peace Lily, Heart leaf Philodendron., the attractive white pattern in the leaves turns green.

Black or yellow patches on leaves indicate over watering.

Entire leaves turn bright yellow when the soil gets too dry and then you water.

Easy to propagate using stem tip cuttings.

Aggressively prune the ends of long vines to keep plant full and bushy.

Pothos Plant Varieties

Jade pothos has solid green, leathery, heart shaped leaves.

Golden pothos has green and yellow, leathery, heart shaped leaves.

Neon pothos has bright chartreuse, heart shaped leaves that get darker as the plant matures.

Pearls and Jade pothos (a marble queen variant) grows more slowly, has smaller leaves, and the white highlights are along the edges of the leaves.

N’Joy pothos resembles the Pearls & Jade variety; the small, green leaves have a cream and yellow design.

Snow Queen pothos has more white in its leaves than a Marble Queen pothos.

Glacier pothos has smaller, more rounded, white and green marbled leaves.

    Solid green pothos plant    Pothos plant with green and yellow leathery, heart-shaped, shiny leaves. 

Neon Pothos                    Pearls & Jade                  Jade Pothos                   Golden Pothos               Snow Queen


A Marble Queen Pothos is a popular, hardy, fast growing, attractive plant that is perfect for someone just starting to care for houseplants. Although it is a “clean air plant” that removes harmful chemicals from the air, a Marble Queen pothos is also a poisonous plant and should be kept away from pets and small children. Read more about common houseplants that are poisonous in Don’t Feed Me to Your Cat! A Guide to Poisonous Houseplants .



Why Are the New Leaves on My Originally Green and White Marble Queen Pothos Coming in a Solid Green?

Your marble queen pothos is not getting enough light to maintain the white variation in its leaves. Move your plant to a brighter location and the new leaves should be white and green again.

I Have My Marble Queen Pothos in My Sunroom. It Did Great All Year Until About December and Then the Leaves Started to Develop Brown Patches and the New Growth Never Opens. Could You Tell Me Why This Is Happening?

The temperature in your sunroom may be getting too cold for a marble queen pothos especially at night. Cut off the damaged leaves and move your plant to a warmer location.

Why Are Entire Vines on My Marble Queen Pothos Getting Mushy at the Base of the Stem and Dying?

Sounds like you are over watering your marble queen pothos and the stems and perhaps the roots are rotting. Cut off all of the dead or dying stems and do not water again until the soil has totally dried out.

Trying to Figure Out Why My Marble Queen Pothos Is Getting Yellow Leaves. I Let It Dry Out Until the Leaves Are Drooping and Then Water Well. It Perks Nicely, but It Still Gets Several Bright Yellow Leaves.

Yellow leaves occur on a pothos plant when you allow the soil to dry out too much before you water. The plant can droop a little, but be sure to water it well before it has drooped too much.