Scindapsus pictus 'Argyraeus', 4"
One look at this velvety-leaved beauty and you will fall for its allure. The leaves look as if they had been hand-painted with brilliant silver color.
Size - 4"
Key Information & Plant Overview
Other Common Names: Silver Pothos
Binomial Name: Scindapsus pictus ‘Argyraeus’
Care Level: Easy
Light: Bright, indirect
Water: Allow top 2 inches of soil to dry
Pet Friendly: No
One look at this velvety-leaved beauty and you will fall for its allure. The leaves look as if they had been hand-painted with brilliant silver colour. Arguably easier to care for than the pothos, this plant requires bright, indirect light to produce their beautiful variegation and can be propagated by stem cuttings.
PlantX Top Tip: Yellow leaves are a sign of overwatering. Brighter light conditions will increase growth.
How to Care for Satin Pothos
Light: Prefers bright indirect to medium light.
Water: Allowing the top 1-2” of soil to dry between watering. Watering thoroughly and removing excess water. Do not allow the soil to become completely dry.
Humidity: Average relative humidity of 25% to 49%
Temperature: Average from 18°C to 24°C (65°F - 75°F)
Fertilizer: Follow a monthly fertilizing schedule when the plant is actively growing. In most cases, this is in the spring and summer. Use a balanced fertilizer - this means a ratio of NPK that is all the same. Ex: 10-10-10.
Soil: Use a well-draining, high organic matter soil mix.
Propagation: Stem cuttings
Repotting: Can be done every 12-18 months. Choose a pot that is 2” larger in diameter than the original pot.
Cleaning Tip: Remove yellow or browning leaves.
Toxicity: Toxic. Keep plants away from children and pets.
Satin Pothos - Common Problems
My plant is wilting: Pothos are a great companion, they tell you exactly when they need to be watered. If the leaves are starting to droop down, it’s time to water!
The leaves turning yellow: There is a chance your plant is overwatered. Allow the top 2 inches of the soil to dry before watering again. Plants also lose their leaves at the base as they grow older, this is natural.
The tips of my plant turning brown: Browning leaves are a sign of far too much sun or not enough water. Place your plant in a spot with bright indirect light but no direct sun. This will burn the leaves.
Signs of Overwatering: New growth becomes soft and brown and the leaves begin to drop.
Common Pests: Mealybugs, spider mites, and scale.
Frequently Asked Questions
How to repot satin pothos? Make sure the pot of your choice has at least 1 or more drainage holes. If your pot does not have drainage holes, you can put 2" of pebbles on the bottom of the pot. When repotting plants, ensure the soil is moist as this is easier to work. Gently press on the grow pot to loosen the root ball away. Place a little bit of soil on the bottom of the pot and place the root ball into the pot, making sure that the top of the root ball is slightly below the top of the pot. Once your plant is placed in the pot, gently pack soil around the root ball. Don’t push the soil in too tightly as you still want air pockets within the soil.
How to care for a satin pothos? To keep your Satin Pothos healthy, choose a rich, well-draining soil, fertilize monthly, and water when the top 2-3 inches of soil becomes dry. Provide an average relative humidity of 25% to 49% and bright indirect light, with temperatures between 18°C to 24°C (65°F - 75°F).