Plant Care Guide Snow Queen Pothos

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What is the Snow Queen Pothos?

Your search for the perfect houseplant might be coming to an end! The Snow Queen Pothos is a beloved plant, best known for its brilliant green foliage with heavy white accents. Similar to other members of the Pothos family, the Snow Queen is an essential piece for every houseplant beginner’s collection, and veterans in the plant care world will enjoy its ease of care. It will practically grow itself, and is capable of adapting to a vast range of environments.

Of course, there are plenty of other reasons to love this plant. For instance, it can be grown to take on a number of different shapes! While it is most commonly found as a tabletop or hanging plant, it can also be trained to grow upward along poles and trellises. Its heart-shaped leaves are even more mesmerizing in person, and they can be placed in any room to immediately improve your home’s natural aesthetic!

Light CareLight Care

The Snow Queen Pothos grows properly when placed in areas of your home that will provide it with bright, indirect light. This light range can be achieved by having your plant near, but not within, any of the windows of your home. If you would prefer to have it on a windowsill, make sure that a curtain or similar piece of material sits between the two. Exposure to bright, direct light could potentially kill your plant, if it is too frequent an occurrence.

The Snow Queen is also comfortable being placed in areas of your home that offer partial shade, though it prefers bright, indirect light. If you notice that your plant is growing at a slower rate than expected, or that its foliage seems to be losing some of its vibrant coloring, find a new space that provides a more dependable source of natural light.

Water CareWater Care

Houseplant novices, rejoice! The Snow Queen Pothos requires very little water in order to grow properly. Expect to water this plant sparingly, only doing so when the top two inches of soil are dry. Overwatering is very easy with this plant, leaving it susceptible to root rot and other complications, so make sure to measure the level of moisture in the soil before watering again.

Use a water meter to determine how dry your plant’s soil has become. Place it two inches deep in the soil for the most accurate reading, and if you do not own a water meter, you can simply use your finger. If you find that your Snow Queen begins to look droopy, this is a good indication that it is ready for another watering session. It will quickly regain its happy, healthy form!

Food GuideFood Guide

This plant tends to not be very picky when it comes to the soil that you choose. Ideally, find a high-quality, well-draining potting soil mixed with perlite. Perlite is important here, as it allows the soil to drain more effectively. If you are struggling to find potting soil containing perlite or similar materials, you can simply buy them separately and add them into the mix!

The Snow Queen Pothos can be fertilized fairly infrequently, and many plant experts believe that it does not need to be fertilized at all! However, if you feel that your plant is struggling to grow, feed it once every 6 months. You can use either a balanced houseplant fertilizer or seaweed fertilizer for this plant.

Staff Holy Grail Tip

The Snow Queen Pothos is best known for its brilliant foliage, which offers a blend of deep green and bright white. In order to keep your plant’s leaves as vibrant as possible, make sure that you provide it with a source of consistently bright, indirect light. Additionally, if you plan on fertilizing your Snow Queen, only do so once or twice during the growing season. Any more will burn your plant’s leaves!