Marble Queen; the queen of the greenhouse!
At Sentinel, we are accustomed to lofty, even royal visitors. Because with the Marble Queen, we have a true queen of the Epipremnum collection standing proudly in our greenhouse. Her Royal Highness with beautiful leaf markings that speak to you, the crowning glory of our collection. Three cheers for the queen!
Within the Epipremnum collection, this plant is called the ‘Marble Queen’ because the exquisite markings on its leaves resemble marble. Our queen is a native of southeast Asia, where her leaves can grow to a diameter of up to 90 cm. She’s wonderful to behold, especially when she grows along trees and rocks.
The Marble Queen can be kept indoors as a hanging plant, a standing plant, and even as a climbing plant. Beautifully decorative, it can be adapted to many interiors and styles.
The Marble Queen doesn't like to get her feet wet. Her root system can easily rot in too much water. For this reason, permeable potting soil is an advantage. It is important that the potting soil be slightly moist at all times, and that it not be permitted to dry out. For this reason, you should water this plant just once per week during the winter, and three times per week during the summer. In order to be certain that your Marble Queen actually needs water, you can check by sticking your finger into the soil. Does the soil feel too soft and moist? If so, then your plant does not need any water. This way, you can easily tell if your plant needs water or not. You can spray the plant’s leaves every day using a plant sprayer. This way, the plant will retain moisture better and the leaves won’t gather dust.
Communicating by colours
The Marble Queen dislikes direct sunlight, as do most plants in the Epipremnum family. You can tell this right away by looking at the colour of the leaves. It's as though the plant is using the colour of its leaves to try to tell you something. The leaves turn light brown if they come into contact with too much direct sunlight. We therefore advise you to place the plant in another location, in a place which is well-lit but where the plant will have partial shade. Entirely understandable if you are aware of the plant’s origin: densely vegetated tropical rain forests. If the leaves of this plant suddenly turn solid green and lose their intricate marble markings, this means that the plant is yearning for more light. But with these changes in leaf colour, it’s almost as though the plant is talking to you. Very convenient, but above all: extraordinary!
Last but not least: You’ll be able to spot the Marble Queen with her varying colours: green, yellow and white. Did you know that the Greeks believed that the Marble Queen could bring wealth and happiness to her owner? Acquisition of this plant is therefore to be recommended for many reasons!