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Scindapsus Pictus | Satin Pothos

The Scindapsus Pictus, otherwise known as the argyraeus or satin pothos is characterized by dark green leaves speckled with satin or silver speckles and splotches. This plant is easy to take care of and is similar to Devil’s Ivy. This plant originated in Southeast Asia.

Plant Information

Botanical Name: Scindapsus Pictus ‘Argyraeus’

Nicknames: Satin Pothos

Origin: Southeast Asia

Size: Size varies, this plant can grow to over 3 ft. in length.

Plant Care

Lighting: Satin pothos can thrive in bright indirect light, however, does not like direct sunlight.

Watering: Allow the top few inches of soil to dry before watering thoroughly, do not overwater.

Fertilizing: Feed every month spring, summer, and fall with a liquid fertilizer half diluted.

Temperature: This plant thrives in 65-85°F all year-round.

Humidity: Average humidity

Soil: All-purpose potting soil

Pruning: Long-running stems can be trimmed to keep the plant bushy, though not necessary for a healthy Satin pothos.

Propagation: Place 4-inch cuttings in water or moist peat moss based potting mix.

Potential Problems: These plants are resilient to pests but may attract pests and disease if over-watered. Brown leaf tips indicate dry air, while yellow leaves indicate overwatering.

Poison Information: The satin pothos is a level 2 poisonous plant.