Last Updated on May 23, 2022
Pothos plants are adorable, small, and inexpensive – making them the perfect choice for indoor gardening. The Snow Queen Pothos comes from the family of trailing vines; this perennial arum comes from the infamous Solomon Islands.
Snow Queen Pothos is easy to grow and makes a stunning debut in any living space. It has heart-shaped leaves that display an intricate green and snowy white medley. This plant has a beautiful leaf pattern, almost like an abstract painting.
You can keep the Snow Queen Pathos as a small hanging plant or allow it to develop vigorous vines that go up rails and poles.
The supreme air-filtering capability of the Snow Queen Pathos is one of the primary reasons why every horticulture aspirant wants this plant in their house.
P.s: All these unique and tongue-twisting plant names have me wondering how they’re named!
Table of Contents
- Meet the Snow Queen Pothos: Basic Knowledge And Origins
- Varieties of Pothos
- Snow Queen Pothos Vs. Marble Queen Pothos
- How to Care for the Snow Queen Pothos
- Potting and Repotting
- Propagating the Snow Queen Pothos
- Pruning the Snow Queen Pothos
- Challenges & Solutions
- Ask Away: The FAQ Section
Meet the Snow Queen Pothos: Basic Knowledge And Origins
The Pothos plants originated from the island of Moorea from the Society Islands in the South Pacific Ocean. That was a mouthful, wasn’t it?
But it went wild and now thrives in various areas across the globe, such as India, Malaysia, Vietnam, the People’s Republic of China, Myanmar, Thailand, Taiwan, Japan, Hawaii, Fiji, and many more!
The variegation for Pothos is variable. They range from light green to yellow, but the Snow Queen Pothos has a telltale sign of a snowy white and green blend.
Let us have a look at some of the basic pointers about this gorgeous plant.
|Common Name||Ceylon creeper, Snow White pothos, hunter’s robe, money plant, silver vine, Solomon Islands ivy, ivy arum, house plant marble queen, and taro vine|
|Botanical Name||Epipremnum aureum|
|Plant Type||Herbaceous, perennial|
|Size||six to nine feet in length indoors and up to 40 feet in length in the wild|
|Native Area||French Polynesia|
|Sun Exposure||Partial shade|
|Soil Consistency||Loamy potting mix with perlite|
|Toxicity||Toxic to animals and humans|
|Common Pests||Mealybugs and Thrips|
Varieties of Pothos
There are over a dozen species of the Pothos plants. Some of these will be briefly discussed below.
Jessenia Pothos has large heart-shaped leaves that are bathed in lime green hues. This variety does not flower indoors.
This climbing cultivar can reach up to 30 feet in the wild and 10 feet indoors.
Jessenia Pothos is a relatively slow-growing plant.
The golden pothos is also known as The Devil’s Ivy. This variety is so-called because of its leaves’ yellow or gold tint.
Golden Pothos is used as a hanging ornament plant in houses, shopping centers, and galleries.
As the name suggests, Neon Pothos have vibrant and striking green leaves that account for a touch of neon!
Neon Pothos demands more light than its counterparts.
Other Pothos varieties include:
Pearls and Jade Pothos
Snow Queen Pothos Vs. Marble Queen Pothos
The Snow Queen and Marble Queen Pothos are often met with confusion due to their similar (or, shall I say, identical) gross appearance.
There is one prominent difference, however, that sets these two apart. The difference arises in the variegation pattern of the leaves.
Here are a few tips to help tell them apart:
Marble queen has creamy white and light green variegation opposed to the neutral white and green variegation of the Snow queen
Marble queen pothos has a glossy leaf texture, whereas the Snow queen pothos has a mild waxy leaf texture
Marble queen grows relatively slower than Snow queen
Marble queen has more green in its spectrum than white. On the other hand, snow queen is so-called because of white predominance.
For a visual comparison, watch this video which tells apart the Snow Queen Pothos from the Marble Queen Pothos.
How to Care for the Snow Queen Pothos
Pothos does not demand excessive care. However, you should know the basic requirements that will allow them to thrive and vamp up your space with their groovy vines!
The snow queen pathos does not produce much chlorophyll, owing to its snowy white appearance. Therefore, partial shade with indirect sunlight is the key to nailing the growth of this plant.
The snow queen pathos will survive as long as the soil is well-drained. Soggy and ill-drained soil leads to the inevitable root rot of the snow queen pathos.
These plants are relatively less inclined towards moisture. They prefer dry soil.
That being said, it still needs water. Replenishing its moisture levels once a week will suffice.
Over-watering should be avoided at all costs.
Temperature and Humidity
A temperature of 65-85 degrees Fahrenheit should be maintained. Higher temperatures can also be tolerated but without the presence of direct sunlight exposure.
These sub-tropical plants have a mild affinity for humidity. Misting the plant once a week will bode it well.
The best part about growing snow queen pothos is their low-maintenance cost. The majority of the time, you won’t need to worry about applying any fertilizer at all.
However, if the climatic conditions are making it hard for snow queen to thrive, a bimonthly seaweed or worm cast fertilizer is deemed necessary.
Potting and Repotting
Pot your snow queen pathos in a container with holes at the bottom. This will ensure adequate drainage at all times, thus preventing root rot.
Since snow queen pathos prefers being root bound, repotting often is not considered necessary. Only when the roots fill the entire container shall you consider repotting the pothos into fresh, balanced soil.
Propagating the Snow Queen Pothos
Propagating this leafy roommate is a piece of cake if you’d ask me. I prefer using stem cuttings for propagation.
Simply cut a stem cutting with the node intact using sterilized scissors. Place this in water until another root sprouts.
The new root is then to be transplanted into a fresh starter mix.
I would suggest you watch this easy tutorial on how to propagate the snow queen pathos.
Pruning the Snow Queen Pothos
Pruning your snow queen pathos will maintain its edgy, bright look and encourage healthy growth.
Any decayed, dead, or damaged vines and leaves are to be removed using only sterilized pruning shears.
Keep in mind to avoid excessive pruning, each vine should still have considerable leaves left after each pruning session.
Challenges & Solutions
This is a common error that occurs during propagation. Infection of the node will cause the spread of bacteria in the veins of the leaf, making them appear black.
As a result, the leaves will wilt.
For this reason, it is strongly recommended to use sterilized equipment for handling plants like the snow queen pothos.
Dark brown, decaying leaves
Dark leaves indicate root rot which almost always results from over-watering the snow queen pothos.
Discard the infected leaves to help the pothos recover.
Ask Away: The FAQ Section
Why is my snow queen pothos turning yellow?
Unbalanced soil nutrients and over-watering may cause your snow queen pothos to turn yellow. If this is accompanied by stunted growth, it means your snow queen pothos is dying.
Therefore, it is paramount to deliver balanced moisture levels in such plants.
Can you grow snow queen pothos in water?
The snow queen pothos’ stem cuttings are often placed in water, which allows them to thrive. These vines can reach considerable sizes if grown in water.
How to make snow queen pothos look bushy?
A voluminous plant has a distinctive flair and charisma. To make your snow queen pothos look full and bushy, you must prune it frequently using sterilized pruning shears. It is also important to prevent the overcrowding of roots.