Marble Queen Pothos in LECA

Marble Queen Pothos

plant with white and yellow elaves

This is an uncommon houseplant; it can be hard to find in local nurseries. It is a type of Pothos, which is the most common type of houseplant there is. There’s much debate on how many varieties there are, but there are at least 10.

This is a trailing plant. It can climb, but it loves to vine and grow along walls or trellises.

Its scientific name is Epipremnum Aureum, commonly called a Marble Queen Pothos. There is a similar variety called a Snow Queen Pothos, which has more white on its leaves than the Marble Queen who has cream instead of white coloring in addition to the green.

It is also a very easy and forgiving plant to grow; they love water, which makes overwatering a nonissue. Some people leave their Pothos cuttings in water for months to years; as long as you change the water, they should do well in just water.

If you want to pot it up in a growing medium, I strongly recommend LECA. LECA is why I started this blog and why I sell cuttings. Once you have a rooted cutting, you can transplant it into LECA immediately.

So, What Is LECA?

It is a clay ball that wicks water from the bottom of the plant vessel to the plant roots. This means that overwatering is a thing of the past; as long as you have water in the bottom 1/3 of your container, your plant should thrive. It involves no soil, which means little risk of bugs, which was a huge selling point for me!

I go into much more detail on what LECA is and how to transplant your cutting; here, I strongly recommend LECA to all plant lovers. I use it exclusively and swear by it.


Pothos generally love light but can grow in low light as well. They also love humidity. Give them a bright, sunny spot, and it will thrive. I put a cutting of mine in my Whites tree frog’s terrarium, and it grew like a weed; humidity, constant water, and lots of light make these plants go crazy.


Pothos do tend to be thirsty. Since I use LECA, I just ensure my plant has a reservoir every week, and it’s good to go. The frequency does change throughout the time of year.


Marble Queen Pothos is a vining plant that will grow like a weed along any surface it can access. I have some growing along walls (this is generally considered to be a bad idea in the plant community, but I like the aesthetic, so I risk it). Some people love to have their Pothos climb. This will get you much larger leaves. I tend to prefer the trailing/vining look, but I do have a few climbing as well.

white and green leaves in silver pot


These plants generally have small to medium leaves, bigger if you have them climb. These will grow in long vines instead of a bushy plant. They have green, yellow, and white leaves. This is not as rare as the Snow Queen Pothos, which is more white than green, but much more rare than the Golden Pothos, which is just green and gold variegation.

I love all Pothos and have them all over my house. There are so many different types, if you end up being a Pothos lover like me you can try to collect them all. My neon is one of my favorites!

Overall, pothos are easy to care for, even more so if you put them in LECA, in my opinion. If you want to learn more about LECA, click here for my quick start guide. I hope you love your new baby plant. I’d love to see how it grows! Feel free to DM me with questions; I really do enjoy my plants and want you to love them as well.

Feel free to message or DM me with questions. Love to talk all things plant and will gladly help you on your plant journey.

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