Native range extends from Northern Australia through Malesia and Indochina into China, Japan and India. The species have become naturalised in tropical and sub-tropical forests worldwide, where it has caused severe ecological damage in some cases. Scindapsus aureus can become a highly invasive species when introduced into tropical countries where it is not native. Having no natural enemies, it completely overgrows the forest floor as well as the trunks of trees, causing severe ecological disruption.
Scindapsus aureus ‘Marble Queen’ has large, glossy, heart-shaped leaves of green marbled with cream, are a feature if this indoor plant. Train up a totem pole or grow in a hanging basket or decorative pot to best display its attractive foliage. The leathery, shiny-surface, hart-shaped leaves are arranged alternately on 5-8cm (2-3 inch) long leaf-stalks. Flowers are not produced indoors. Scindapsus aureus ‘Marble Queen’ is closely related to heart-leaf philodendron, which it resembles.
Scindapsus aureus ‘Marble Queen’ can be trained to grow upright on stales, wires or strings. they also can be encouraged to use their aerial roots to support themselves on stabs of rough tree bark as long as the bark is kept constantly moist. Or they can trail down from either, pots or hanging baskets.
Water it regularly but less so in cold weather. The leaves need frequently mist. Leaf drop is a good indication of over watering. Scindapsus cannot survive in waterlogged soil.
During the active growth period water moderately, allowing the top cm (0.5 inch) or so of the potting mixture to dry out before watering again. During the winter rest period give just enough to prevent the potting mixture from drying out completely.
Scindapsus aureus ‘Marble Queen’ prefers indirect or curtain-filtered sunlight. Bright filtered light throughout the year is best for those plants. At low light levels the leaves lose much of their colour contrast.