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Silver Satin Pothos

Scindapsus pictus 'Exotica'

Silver Satin Pothos is a vining plant commonly used as a low-light houseplant. It gets part of its Latin name "pictus" which means painted, from the leaves that look like they been painted silver.

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Silver Satin Pothos has intriguing silver and green heart-shaped leaves with a tendency to trail and cascade. The plant's soft green foliage is freckled with iridescent silver spots that bring its beauty to a new level of attraction.

Although named the Silver Satin Pothos, this tropical plant is actually classified under the name Scindapsus Pictus 'Exotica.' The plant gains its common name through its similarities to the popular classic Pothos plant. Like the Pothos, this Scindapsus trail and climb to ridiculous lengths.

Extremely similar to the Scindapsus Pictus 'Argraeus,' this plant differentiates itself with its larger more showy foliage. When it comes to the plant care regimen for this shimmering houseplant, it is considered incredibly easy to grow . Like your typical Pothos, the Exotica is an excellent choice houseplant beginners because it handles missed watering and minimal light without consequence. This plant tends to need even less light than the Golden and Marble Queen Pothos varieties.

The ideal care for the Silver Pothos includes bright indirect light, a breathable potting mix, and increased humidity levels. Provide this this indoor plant with a peat moss pole or trellis and watch it climb to new heights!

When looking for a subtle yet beautiful houseplant to add to your collection, the Silver Satin Pothos is a great option. Place these plants in hanging baskets or on the top of shelves to make the most of their cascading foliage.

If you fell in love with this plant, check out its sister the Satin Pothos otherwise known as the Scindapsus Pictus 'Argraeus'!


Growzone: 9-11 Silver Satin Pothos Hardiness Zones 9-11
Hardiness Zone: 9-11
Mature Height: 6 to 8 Inches
Mature Width: 18+ Inches
Classification: Colorful foliage
Sunlight: Fluorescent to bright, direct light
Habit: Trailing
Flower Color: Does not flower indoors (white spathe)
Foliage: Green and silver
Soil Condition: Regular potting mix
Water Requirements: Likes to stay slightly moist
Uses: Best in hanging baskets or plant stands to cascade

How to Care for Silver Satin Pothos

Be sure to read our planting instructions to ensure a healthy and happy plant for years to come!

What is the best light for Silver Satin Pothos Plants?

What is the best light for Silver Satin Pothos Plants?

Silver Satin Pothos Plants performs well in fluorescent light like office buildings or atriums or anywhere away from direct sunlight. They can handle the bright, indirect light found in a northern or partially shaded eastern windowsill. Western or southern exposure would work as long as the plant is away from the window or the window is well shaded.

What is the best soil for Silver Satin Pothos Plants?

What is the best soil for Silver Satin Pothos Plants?

Silver Satin Pothos Plants does best in soil that stays slightly moist. Any regular potting mix works well; try to keep the soil from drying out too much that it compacts, as it can be difficult to rehydrate. Silver Satin Pothos Plants also does well if grown exclusively in water without soil.

How do I water Silver Satin Pothos Plants?

How do I water Silver Satin Pothos Plants?

Silver Satin Pothos Plants like to stay slightly moist, not too wet or too dry. Too many yellow leaves mean the plant is staying wet too often, whereas brown tips to the leaves mean it has been kept too dry. They recover well from drying out occasionally. It generally takes a long time, but Silver Satin Pothos Plants will wilt if not watered enough, making it clear when the plant needs water. Wilting can also be caused by the plant staying too wet; check the soil condition before watering excessively.

How do I fertilize Silver Satin Pothos Plants?

How do I fertilize Silver Satin Pothos Plants?

In general, Silver Satin Pothos Plants do not require much fertilizer. Fertilizer is recommended only for plants potted in the same container for a long time to provide nutrients for new growth. Any all-purpose foliage fertilizer will work for Silver Satin Pothos. Indoor houseplant fertilizers fall into two groups: water-soluble, liquid quick release, and granular, slow-release fertilizers. Jack's Classic Indoor plant food works well as a powder, quick-release fertilizer. On the other hand, Biotone Starter or Osmocote Indoor/Outdoor is an option as a granular, slow-release fertilizer that should be applied while potting and planting. Any fertilizer offers nutrients that help plants transition to a new environment.


General questions

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