Scindapsus Pictus


Scindapsus Pictus

Scindapsus pictus, commonly known as the Satin Pothos or Silver Philodendron, is a popular and attractive houseplant appreciated for its lush trailing vines and distinctive foliage. Native to Southeast Asia, this epiphytic plant belongs to the Araceae family and is a favorite among indoor gardeners for its ease of care and eye-catching appearance.

Scindapsus pictus features:

  1. Leaves: The most striking feature of the Satin Pothos is its heart-shaped leaves, which are adorned with silver or silvery-white variegation. The silvery markings give the foliage a satin-like sheen, hence the common name. The leaves may also display a contrasting green color, creating a visually appealing pattern.

  2. Vining Habit: Scindapsus pictus is a trailing or vining plant, making it suitable for hanging baskets or placed on elevated surfaces where its vines can cascade gracefully. It's an excellent choice for those looking to add a touch of greenery to elevated spaces or create a cascading effect.

  3. Adaptability: This plant is known for its adaptability and tolerance of low-light conditions, although it thrives in moderate to bright, indirect light. It can also tolerate occasional drought but prefers consistently moist soil.

  4. Propagation: Scindapsus pictus is relatively easy to propagate. New plants can be grown from stem cuttings placed in water or directly potted in soil.

  5. Indoor Air Purifier: Like many other houseplants, Scindapsus pictus is known for its air-purifying qualities. It helps remove certain indoor pollutants and contributes to improving indoor air quality.

How to care for Scindapsus Pictus

Overall, Scindapsus pictus is a visually appealing and low-maintenance plant, making it a popular choice for both novice and experienced plant enthusiasts.

  • Light: Tolerates low to bright indirect light.

  • Water: Allow top inch of soil to dry between waterings.

  • Notes: Leaves will begin to curl inward when under watered.

 You'll receive a healthy specimen of this plant that meets our high quality standards, in a plastic nursery pot of your selected size. Ceramic planter in photo is not included.

 Please expect some natural variations from the photos, no two plants are the same and each will have its own unique size, shape and character.  Basic care guidelines are listed above, send us an email or visit our plant care tips on Instagram @florafaunaatl if you have further questions.

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