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Name: Marica
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crystalview
Aug 15, 2016 6:30 AM CST
I had a pathos for 30 years.I never looked up what gene it was. It got root bound and drowned. I really miss that plant. I bought what I thought was the same. Some of the leaves where creamy white. Now they are light yellow and green and some are just green. Growing very well. My old plant had a mix of bright white/ green and also green. I would like to obtain clippings to the bright white/ green, I have looked to buy it all over the place.
This new plant is in the exact location as the old one. I fert and water the same. So I don't think that I have the right pathos. Can you help?
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AlyssaBlue
Aug 15, 2016 9:50 AM CST
Sounds like you recently bought a golden pothos which is much more common.

On your previous plant, were some of the leaves completely white? My Marble Queen does not have completely white leaves, and I think it may be a newer type of pothos that wouldn't have been available 30 years ago. I'm wondering if you had something other than Marble Queen? If you have more detail about the original plant or even a photo of it that would be great.
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sallyg
Aug 15, 2016 10:24 AM CST
You might actually have better luck on eBay looking for 'marble queen', than the nursery. Just be very picky who you buy from. Cultivars may come and go for big nursery operations.
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gasrocks
Aug 15, 2016 10:32 AM CST
https://www.google.com/search?q=marble+queen+pothos&biw=1366...
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terrafirma
Aug 15, 2016 10:36 AM CST
I don't know if this has happened with others, but on an occasion of taking cuttings from my golden pothos, the cuttings have reverted to a plain green. Glare Nothing "golden" about them. Blinking

Shrug! Just something to consider if you are going to do any cuttings.
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plantladylin
Aug 15, 2016 10:39 AM CST
Pothos is a common name for plants in the genus Epipremnum and Scindapsus. There are varieties with solid green foliage and others with variegated foliage, green/white, green/yellow, green/cream, green/silver. I once had the green/yellow variegated version that reverted to solid green leaves. I'm assuming I didn't keep it in high enough light to maintain the variegation. We have a few in the database with photos and information:
Golden Pothos (Epipremnum aureum)
Golden Pothos (Epipremnum 'Golden Queen')
Golden Pothos (Epipremnum aureum 'Marble Queen')
Pothos (Epipremnum aureum 'Neon')
Pothos (Epipremnum aureum 'Glacier')
Pothos (Epipremnum aureum 'Njoy')
Pothos (Epipremnum aureum 'Jade Satin')
Satin Pothos (Scindapsus pictus 'Argyraeus')
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Name: Marica
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crystalview
Aug 15, 2016 4:51 PM CST
Thanks everybody great info. I will take my time to read the links.
My pathos I took for granted. I got a few cuttings and kept rooting them to get a nice blend of green/white and green. I was not so much into plant genes at that point in my life. So have no idea what the name really was.
while I read around I will try to get a pic that was close. I just really want a plant close to it. Silly how we feel about our plants.
The light is very bright all year long. I have had this for a couple of months and last week I moved it closer to the big wall of windows. We shall see if it whitens up. I doubt it.
I have got some nice plants from Ebay. I have been lucky.
Name: Marica
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crystalview
Aug 15, 2016 6:59 PM CST
Lin your Marble queen seems to be the closest to my old one. So now I will look to buy Marble Queen either in cuttings or rooted. Deebie's seems close but it maybe yellowish from the side light.
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Name: Gita Veskimets
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gitagal
Aug 16, 2016 8:13 PM CST
The Marble Queen Pothos is my favorite....it does not grow 6' long--and seems sturdier.

Since I was told--ages ago--that Any variegation is "man made", it is not unusual
for some of the stems of the Pothos to grow out totally green. Cut these down, totally,
if you want to keep just the variegated leaves. If you see an all-green stem growing--cut them off at the base.

You can root the all green stems--just saying---if you wan to keep the variegated look--
the green stems will take over and dominate.

Just FYI from my years of houseplants.... Gita
Name: Marica
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crystalview
Aug 16, 2016 9:21 PM CST
Gita you are right. Even now there are more green then the yellow. I will replace the yellow and keep a handle on the green. It is to big to get rid of.
Name: Alyssa Blue
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AlyssaBlue
Aug 17, 2016 1:23 PM CST
Marica,

Just thought I'd ask if perhaps you had a philodendron like Gene posted on another string. It seems more likely, because you described it as bright white....and marble queen isn't a bright white.

Sorry if this link doesn't work, I've had trouble with it before: The thread "White leaf" in Houseplants forum

The name of the string is "White Leaf" under this Houseplant Forum.

Name: Marica
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crystalview
Aug 17, 2016 3:03 PM CST
Thnks Alyssa, I looked it up. and I had some green phili in the pot and had not seen the white. To odd for me.
Gene gave me this link and I was surprised at all the colors Pathos Marble queen comes in.

https://www.google.com/search?q=marble+queen+pothos&espv=2&b...
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plantladylin
Aug 17, 2016 3:43 PM CST
Some Pothos, (a/k/a Devil's Ivy) have yellow or cream or white variegation. Here are a few with the cream to white shades:
Pothos (Epipremnum aureum 'Glacier')
Pothos (Epipremnum aureum 'Njoy')
Pothos (Epipremnum aureum Pearls and JadeĀ®)
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Name: Alyssa Blue
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AlyssaBlue
Aug 17, 2016 5:36 PM CST
Pearls and Jade is really nice- haven't seen that one before- now I need one. nodding
Name: Laurie Basler
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lauriebasler
Aug 23, 2016 4:46 AM CST
I was givin a start to Njoy and it is not really taking hold as easily as most pothos do for me. Is this one a little less rebust?
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Deebie
Aug 23, 2016 6:48 AM CST
Yes, usually the variegated plants are not as vigorous as the non-variegated version. But do give it time. It's a pretty plant and should grow well once it's roots are established.
Name: Alyssa Blue
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AlyssaBlue
Aug 23, 2016 8:09 AM CST
I purchased my marble queen as a small $4 plant. It appeared to just sit there for a couple of months, then eventually showed signs of growth. Now it has picked up, but it I would say it's growing at only about 1/3 the speed of golden pothos.

Veriegated plants have less chlorophyll than non-veriegated, thus they are slower growers.
Name: Marica
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crystalview
Aug 23, 2016 9:58 AM CST
I found this to be true with my variegated. I was always rooting new cuttings to keep a balance with my faster growing green.

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