Are you interested in learning how to propagate the plant Marble Queen Pothos? Well, you've come to the right place. In this blog post, I'm going to walk you through the best steps I’ve found on how to propagate your very own Marble Queen Pothos.
What is Marble Queen?
First, let's talk about what a Marble Queen Pothos is. It's a type of pothos, a popular type of indoor plant, that is known for its green and white variegated leaves. They're easy to care for, making them great for beginners, and they can grow quite long if they have something to climb on or in a hanging basket.
What will I need?
Before we get started with the propagation process, let's gather all of the materials and equipment that you'll need. You'll need a clean pair of scissors or pruners, a small pot or mason jar, potting soil or water, and of course, a healthy Marble Queen Pothos plant.
Taking the cutting
The first step in propagating your Marble Queen is to choose a stem to cut. You'll want to look for a stem that has at least one or two leaves on it, as well as a few nodes (those are the little bumps on the stem where the leaves attach).
Once you've found the stem you want to use, use your scissors or pruners to make a clean cut 1 to 2cm below a node. Be sure to make the cut at an angle so that more surface area is exposed to the air, which will help the stem to root faster. Sometimes the cuttings will already have some roots starting to grow on them.
The next step is optional but may provide better results. You can let the cutting sit for a day or two before planting it. This will allow the cut end of the stem to callus over, which will help prevent it from rotting when it's planted.
After the cutting has callused over (or not) it's time to plant it. Fill your small pot with potting soil and make a hole in the center of it. Gently insert the cutting into the hole and press the soil down around it while being sure that the leaves are not covered by the soil. Another popular way is to place the cutting into a jar full of clean water or in propagation stations.
The cuttings will need to be kept in a warm and humid place. You can place a plastic bag over the pot to create a mini greenhouse and keep the humidity high. Make sure to keep the soil moist but not waterlogged or top up the water as needed. One reason why I prefer the water method is that you can see the progress without disturbing the plant.
After a few weeks, you should start to see new growth on the cutting. This means that it has rooted and is now a new plant! Once it has grown a few more leaves, you can remove the plastic bag and give it a little more light.
Planting the cutting
Once your new Marble Queen cuttings are big enough, you can transfer them to bigger planter pots or you can even hang it up if you have a place for it to climb.
It's important to remember that propagating a Marble Queen Pothos takes time and patience, so don't get discouraged if your cutting doesn't root right away. With the right care and a little bit of luck, you'll have a brand new Marble Queen Pothos plant in no time.
Propagating plants can be a fun and rewarding experience. Not only do you get to enjoy the beauty of the plant, but you also get to learn about how plants grow and reproduce. And who knows, you might even discover a new passion for gardening!