Manjula Pothos Vs Marble Queen Pothos (What is the Difference?)

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Is a Manjula Pothos the same as a Marble Queen Pothos? This is a common question that comes up due to the extreme amounts of variegation in both of these types of Pothos plants. But they are not the same plant and there are some differences when it comes to the Manjula vs Marble Queen Pothos that will make the two plants become strikingly different when you look at them both. In this article, we go over the differences between the Manjula Poths and the Marble Queen Pothos.

Manjula Pothos vs Marble Queen Pothos

The Difference Between Marble Queen Pothos and Manjula Pothos Plants

There are some major differences between the two. Mainly you will find the differences in the leaf structure. Manjula’s were specifically bred in a planned program from Epipremnum pinnatum ‘Compacta’. This gives it a distinct leaf that makes it stand apart from other Pothos plants.

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Manjula Pothos(left) vs Marble Queen Pothos (right)
A Manjula Pothos on the left side and a Marble Queen Pothos on the right side.

How can you tell the difference between a Marble Pothos Queen and Manjula?

  • Leaf Curl
  • Leaf Thickness
  • Leaf Shape
  • Growth Rate
  • Variegation
  • Shine
  • Internode Length and Compactness

The Differences Explained

Leaf Curl

The biggest difference that you will notice is in the curl of the leaves of these two plants. The Manjula has a curl or wave to its leaves while the Marble Queen has a more traditional wave of a Pothos leaf.

Leaf Thickness

The other difference between the leaves is the thickness. Manjula Pothos tend to have a thick leaves. While the Marble Queen has thinner leaves, like that of a Golden Pothos.

Leaf Shape

The third leaf difference is the shape of the leaf on the plant. Manjula leaves have a spade-like shape. Whereas the Marble Queen has a more elongated leaf, as you find on many of the more common varieties such as Jade Pothos or Golden Pothos.

Growth Rate

The fourth difference between the Marble Queen and Manjula is the growth rate. The Manjula is known for its slow growth rate. The Marble Queen however is a faster-growing Pothos plant.


Another difference will be the variegation on the leaves. The Marble Queen is known for its speckled variegation on the leaves, which almost looks as if somebody splattered green paint on the leaf. The most that this variegation will differ on a Marble Queen is the color of the area without variegation and the amount of green on the leaf. The Manjula on the other hand can have a wide variety of variegation. It can range from large patches of green to little specks. Manjula’s will also have different shades of greens on some of their leaves.


The leaves of a Manjula have a shine to them that you will not see on a Marble Queen. It is almost like the Manjula is a gloss paint while the Marble Queen is a flat paint.

Internode Length and Compactness

The final difference is the compactness and internode length of the Manjula. When they grow initially they are a mounding plant because of the short internode length of the cultivar. It is only after a long time of growth that they begin to trail. Marble Queen Pothos on the other hand will start to grow as a trailing plant right away because it has a bigger distance between the leaves as it grows.

Pictures of Manjula Pothos vs Marble Queen Pothos for a Visual Guide

Marble Queen Pothos Leaves vs Manjula Pothos leaves up close
Manjula Pothos leaves up close(left) and a Marble Queen Pothos leaf up close(right)
Manjula Pothos in a pot vs a Marble Queen Pothos in a small pot
Manjula (left) and Marble Queen (right)

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