Snow Queen and Marble Queen

Snow Queen is a new variety of Pothos that was created by a grower in Florida. This plant has a gorgeous white variegated leaf and can be grown on a trellis or as an indoor hanging basket. It’s easy to care for, so it makes the perfect houseplant! In this blog post, we’ll take you through how to care for your Snow Queen Pothos plant and keep it looking beautiful all year round.

What is the snow queen plant?

What is the snow queen plant?
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The Snow Queen plant is a beautiful white mottled potato plant. It was created by Florida gardeners and can be grown on trellises or in hanging baskets. The family includes two other subtypes, Golden pothos and Marbled pothos. The leaves of the snow queen have a characteristic white patina with speckles and streaks of green. They are what so many florists are attracted to, for growing in the home or garden.

The leaves of the snow queen when fully grown form a heart-like shape. The plant also produces many vines that will beautifully braid your wall or hedge in the garden. The Snow Queen is also known for clearing the air of formaldehyde, xyol and phenol.

What is the difference between the Snow Queen plant and the Marble Queen plant?

The snow queen is a white speckled potato plant with light green veins. Marble Queen is also a white mottled potato plant, but with greener streaks on the leaves. Both plants are beautiful and can be grown the same way. The Snow Queen grows slower than the Marble Queen, and that’s where the differences end.

What is the difference between the Snow Queen plant and the Marble Queen plant?
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How big does the snow queen grow?

With proper care, the plant can grow up to 5 feet tall. But this is not the limit, as the plant will produce long vines, so it can be bigger, you just have to wait longer.

Care of the snow queen

Pot type and size

Snow Queen should be planted in a pot 12 inches wide and at least 12 inches deep. If you are planting the plant in the ground, make sure the soil is well drained. Be sure to choose a pot with two drainage holes, because overly saturated soil can damage your plant. If you already have a ready-made clump of soil with Snow Queen roots, plant a plant pot 1 inch larger than that.

Soil

Soil
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The soil should be well-drained with a neutral ph of 6 to 6.5. Snow Queen is a heavy feeder, so you should choose the best organic soil mix. Specialty stores have a suitable selection of soil just for growing Snow Queen. Remember that a layer of peat will help absorb moisture better than without it. After all, the plant likes a slightly drier state between waterings.

Temperature

The plant can tolerate a wide variety of temperatures, but it grows best in temperatures between 65 and 85 degrees F. If you live in a colder climate, you can grow the Snow Queen indoors in a sunny window. If the temperature drops below 50 degrees F, your plant may hibernate.

How much light a marble queen needs

The snow queen prefers bright indirect light. This means it should be placed away from a window where direct sunlight penetrates. The plant can also survive in partial shade or in shaded sun, but it will grow more slowly than plants that thrive in full sunlight. It is best to place the plant a few pounds away from the window.

How much light a marble queen needs
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This way the sun will have a good effect on it. You usually have to look for a middle ground in such a matter, as it will need less or more sun depending on the appearance of the plant.

Watering

Watering
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The snow queen is a plant that likes it dry. Water the new plant very little at first until the soil is completely dry, then water again (about once every two to five weeks). Be careful not to over-water or leave the plant standing in water. If this happens, don’t worry, just let the pot stand with drainage. It all depends on the soil and the type of pot you choose. Always check the soil for watering, if it is wet, skip watering. If it’s dry, it’s time to water.

Fertilizer

Feed the plant with a balanced liquid fertilizer once a month during the spring and summer. In winter, it is better to skip the fertilizing process because the plant will be resting. Such fertilizers can be found at any garden center or home improvement store. Too much nitrogen will result in lush green leaves and no flowers. A good rule of thumb is to use half the recommended rate of fertilizer for new potted plants for the first three months, then go back to using the full rate.

Pruning

Pruning
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Pruning helps the plant grow more bushy, with more foliage. If you want your Snow Queen to bloom, prune twice a year, in spring and summer. Prune long vines that struggle to hold on, or simply cut back a few branches just above the internodes (where the leaf stems attach).

Humidity

The plant likes humidity, so don’t put it in a very dry place. If you use a heater or air conditioner to keep the room warm and comfortable (but not too cold), make sure there is no direct air flow over the surface of the leaves, as this will cause dehydration.

You can spray the plant with water, or you can place a bed of water and pebbles under its pot. This will help protect the Snow Queen leaves from dryness and brown spots.

How do you make the leaves of the Snow Queen more white?

How do you make the leaves of the Snow Queen more white?
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The Snow Queen already has a lot of white, but you can make it more phosphorescent by irradiating it with natural or artificial light. Without this process, the plant gradually loses its green color and becomes completely white. To do this, simply find a better spot near a window or nearby so the plant gets more sun. But be careful not to spoil the plant.

Nicolas Wayne

Gardening and lawn care enthusiast

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