Pothos are popular vining houseplants that look great displayed in hanging baskets and planters. They are low-maintenance and come in a number of different colors, sizes, and shapes. The Snow Queen pothos is a stunning variety that displays highly variegated white and green leaves. Often confused with the Marble Queen pothos, the Snow Queen pothos can be distinguished by its coloring, which is more variegated and white than the Marble Queen cultivar. Be aware that Snow Queen pothos, like all pothos plants, is considered toxic to pets and people
Snow Queen Pothos Care
Here are the main care requirements for growing a Snow Queen pothos:
Plant in a well-draining mix.
Place in a well-lit area (though the Snow Queen pothos can tolerate low light, it will produce more variegation in higher light).
Water thoroughly, but allow the medium to dry in between waterings.
Fertilize lightly during spring and summer.
Prune when leggy to maintain a full-looking pot.
While lots of pothos plants grow well in low light conditions, this highly variegated variety should be given plenty of bright, indirect light. Without enough light, the white variegation will begin to fade and revert back to green. If you want your Snow Queen pothos to have more white variegation, move it to a brighter spot, but be cautious. Direct sun can burn the leaves.
This plant requires moist but well-draining soil. Standard indoor potting soil compacts easily which can suffocate the plant’s roots over time, so it’s best to create a more airy and well-draining potting mix. A mixture of ⅓ perlite and ⅔ indoor potting soil is a good blend.
This pothos likes to dry out a bit between waterings and should be watered thoroughly once the soil is dry. Soft, drooping leaves in conjunction with dry soil is a clear indication that the plant is ready for water, though you do not have to wait for the leaves to droop. Snow Queen pothos vines can handle a bit of neglect and will bounce back if you forget to water them from time to time. During winter, the plant will require water less often.
Temperature and Humidity
Snow Queen pothos is a tropical plant that enjoys warm, humid conditions.Typical household humidity levels are adequate, although it will thrive if given additional humidity. If you notice the leaves are starting to develop crispy edges, it may mean that your plant needs more humidity. Placing a humidifier nearby, setting the pot on a pebble tray, or moving it to a more humid room (like a bathroom, kitchen, or laundry room) could prevent further damage.
Apply a balanced liquid fertilizer once a month during the spring and summer months, following product label instructions. Stop fertilizing your Snow Queen pothos during the fall and winter when the plant is dormant.
Pruning is not required to keep this plant healthy, but it is optional and can help control the size and shape of a mature plant. These vines often become leggy, but pruning them will cause growth closer to the base, creating a fuller-looking plant. Use a sharp, clean pair of scissors or pruning shears to cut long vines, especially those that are losing leaves at the base. You can turn the cuttings into new plants or use them to fill out your existing pot.