WARNING: POISONOUS PLANT TO ANIMALS AND CHILDREN
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The marble queen pothos is a popular plant in the hardy pothos family. All members of this group have glossy, heart-shaped, leathery leaves but in different colors. The golden pothos is yellow and green, the jade pothos is solid green, and the marble queen pothos is green and white. The marble queen pothos, with its long cascading vines makes a beautiful table or hanging plant. This plant, sometimes referred to as devil’s ivy, can be trained to grow on a pole or trellis. All pothos plants are efficient in cleaning the air of harmful chemicals.
WARNING: These plants are considered poisonous and should be kept away from pets and children.
Light: A marble queen pothos survives in low light but looks better and grows faster in medium to bright indirect light. When the light is too low, the white swirls on the leaves revert to green on the new growth.
Watering: Marble queen pothos like their soil to be kept on the dry side. During the spring and summer, water well and then allow the top 50% of the soil to dry out before watering again. During the fall and winter, let the soil get almost totally dry before watering. If in doubt, wait for the leaves to become soft and droop a little before you water. Black leaves indicate over watering while bright yellow leaves mean the plant has gotten a bit too dry before you watered.
Fertilizer: Feed every other month with a plant food high in nitrogen diluted to 1/2 the recommended strength.
Temperature: The best temperature is between 65°F-85°F (18.3°C-29.4°C) The leaves may be damaged if the temperature drops below 55°F ( 12.8°C).
Humidity: Marble Queen pothos grow well in basic household humidity.
Pests: All pothos plants are relatively pest free. Thrip and Mealy Bugs may be a problem.
Diseases: Bacterial Leaf Spot Disease causes dark spots with yellow halos. Keeping the leaves dry helps prevent bacterial diseases. Root rot and stem rot fungal diseases cause stems and roots to become mushy and die. These problems need to be treated with a commercial Fungicide and correcting how you are watering the plant.
Soil: Use a well-aerated, quick-draining potting soil; if the soil is heavy and doesn’t drain well, add a little sand to the mix.
Pot size: A marble queen pothos likes to be root-bound in a small pot. When the roots have filled the existing pot, move to the NEXT size pot and nothing larger.
Pruning: Aggressively trim the long vines every few months to keep your plant full and bushy. You can use the stem tip clippings to easily start new plants.
Clean air plant: All varieties of pothos plants clean the air of harmful chemicals.
Poisonous info: marble queen pothos is very poisonous with a #2 toxicity level. Pets that eat stems or leaves of the plant may exhibit vomiting, pawing at the mouth, lack of appetite, and drooling.
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