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Marble Queen Pothos plant is a popular houseplant and one of my own personal favorites. Known in some places as Money Plants or Devil's Ivy, Pothos is known in horticultural circles as Scindapsus Aureus or Epipremnum Aureum.
Included in a study by NASA, Pothos has been found to be extra efficient at helping to clean indoor air. So you can now grow your own fresh air!
Pothos Marble Queen is also on my list of the ten best house plants, for their ease of care and durability. As you can see, it has a dark, glossy green leaf "painted" with white. It should stay that way in bright light but if kept in lower light it may start to lose some of the white in the leaf and show more of the green.
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You can send a house plant question but before you do, please read this information on watering your indoor plants, how to help keep your house plant's root system healthy and lighting for your house plants. These are most important for your house plant's health and this is some of the information I will refer you to when you send an email.
Lower light will also mean less frequent watering of indoor plants. Other common Pothos are the Golden Pothos, which is marbled with yellow and green, and the Jade Pothos, which is all green.
Temperatures should be kept between 60 - 85 degrees. A bright, indirectly lit spot is ideal. Variegation will fade in lower light. I have grown a few of these in rooms lit by the afternoon sun and had good results. Very large leaves with great variegation, but the water usage goes way up. They will wilt and scorch if let to dry in a sunny spot so the indirect light is safer.
Pothos Marble Queen will produce aerial roots if kept in optimum conditions and will attach themselves to wood, brick or your walls if they get a chance. Pothos is a good plant to use if you want a "climbing" plant. Very often they are used in hanging containers and allowed to trail over the edge, which makes a great display.
As the vines get longer, lift the longest and cut back almost to the soil, just above a leaf node. This will promote new runners and will help keep the plant from becoming too leggy or sparse. Pinching out new growth tips will also help induce fuller growth.
Watering Pothos - From spring through summer, the pothos can be watered after the topsoil has dried out. Let dry almost completely fall through winter. There are a few things to consider before you decide to water any of your indoor tropical plants. Please read the section on watering your potted plants for more information.
Mealybugs are one of the most common insect problems that you will have with Pothos. Keep a watchful eye out for this pest, especially when you first bring a new plant home. An oval shaped, somewhat flattened body and six legs distinguish this insect, although they can appear to have more legs because of their "antennae" and "tails".
A waxy, protective substance covers the body of adult mealybugs and egg sacs giving them a cottony appearance. Normally found in hidden areas, mealybugs can be hard to detect. Check the undersides of the leaves and in leaf axils. If your plant feels sticky, mealybugs may be the cause. They excrete a sticky substance called honeydew. The color of mealybugs will be white or gray.
Isolate new additions to your houseplant family for a week or two. This will give any disease or insects problems you may not have noticed time to appear. And you will be protecting existing members of your green family from infection.
Washing down your plants, new ones in particular, with a spray mixture of water and rubbing alcohol is also a good idea. One part alcohol to about 10 parts water. Apply to top and lower leaf and stem surfaces. A mixture of water and mild dish detergent can also be used. Use 5-10 drops of detergent for a quart of water.
Never apply anything to your plant's foliage until it has been watered and moved out of any direct sun. Once a week for two weeks and your plant should be safe. Learn more about indoor plant care with one of these great indoor plant care books from Amazon.com.
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