Nikki's Top Five - The Best Scindapsus
Very few plants tie a room together like a Scindapsus can! With unique foliage, vining habit, and ease of care; it has a trifecta of awesomeness. Unlike the wildly popular Philodendron, Scindapsus houseplants are not as common and have subtleties that make them oh-so desirable. Scindapsus will happily allow the vines to amble along in just about any room and purify the air!
Did we mention they're easy to propagate, can crawl up trellises, and can withstand drying out? If we haven't sold you on a Scindapsus houseplant yet, cruise through our top five list and see if you're not sold then! Warning, you'll want one!
'Silver Splash' Scindapsus
The 'Silver Splash' Scindapsus is a popular cultivar with green, heart-shaped leaves with prominent silver markings. The silver markings on the leaves vary in size and shape, ranging from speckles and blotches to streaks and stripes. The leaves are glossy and have a satin-like texture. They typically grow to around 2-4 inches long and 1-3 inches wide.
Silver Splash Scindapsus can tolerate low to bright, indirect light conditions and doesn't require frequent watering. It thrives in well-draining soil and prefers to dry out between watering. The lack of coddling makes this a perfect plant for houseplant newbies!
Scindapsus treubii 'Moonlight'
The leaves of the 'Moonlight' Scindapsus are a little classy, a little sassy, and easy to love. The foliage consists of heart-shaped leaves with flashy coloration. 'Moonlight Scindapsus leaves are glossy and have a luxurious velvety texture. They typically grow to around 2-4 inches long and 1-3 inches wide. At the apex of the leaf, a perfectly pointy end acts as an exclamation mark on the foliage.
'Moonlight' Scindapsus can tolerate low to bright, indirect light conditions. It prefers infrequent watering and would rather be too dry than wet. 'Moonlight' enjoys occasional pruning to encourage bushier growth and remove damaged leaves to keep a pleasing appearance.
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Scindapsus pictus ‘Exotica’
The Scindapsus pictus ‘Exotica’ is a head-turning variety in our shop, with many visitors asking what it is. The leaves of Scindapsus Pictus 'Exotica' are the main attraction of this plant. They are oval-shaped, glossy, and have a velvety texture. The leaves are typically dark green with a striking silver-gray pattern that resembles a mosaic. The patterns can vary widely from leaf to leaf, making each plant unique. The undersides of the leaves are usually a purple or maroon color.
Like other varieties of Scindapsus, Scindapsus pictus 'Exotica', enjoys a range of lighting conditions from low to bright, indirect light. Scindapsus pictus 'Exotica' adds a touch of sophistication and elegance to any indoor space. It is perfect for adding some natural beauty to a home or office environment, and its unique silver pattern makes it stand out among other plants.
Scindapsus truebii 'Dark Form'
The 'Dark Form' Scindapsus is highly sought after by collectors and enthusiasts due to its unique dark foliage. It is believed to be a result of a genetic mutation that causes the leaves to have a darker green coloration. Dark Form Scindapsus leaves are heart-shaped and have a glossy texture. They are typically larger and more elongated than the leaves of the standard Scindapsus plant. The leaves are a deep, rich green color that can vary from plant to plant, with some having a darker shade than others. The dark coloration of the leaves makes this plant stand out among other Scindapsus cultivars.
Like other Scindapsus plants, the Dark Form Scindapsus is relatively easy to care for. It can tolerate a range of lighting conditions from low to bright, indirect light, and prefers well-draining soil. It should be watered when the top inch of soil is dry, and it can benefit from occasional pruning to promote bushier growth and remove any damaged leaves.
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Scindapsus pictus ‘Silvery Anne’
Scindapsus Pictus ‘Silvery Anne’ is one of the most striking Scindapsus cultivars due to its unique foliage. It is sometimes called the Silver Philodendron, though it is not a true Philodendron. The plant features heart-shaped leaves that are green with a silver or metallic sheen. The leaves also have distinct markings resembling splashes of white or light gray on their surface. The plant is a climbing vine that can reach up to 6 feet long if left to trail or climb.
This plant is not only aesthetically pleasing but also has air-purifying properties, making it a popular choice for indoor spaces. However, it should be noted that the plant is toxic to pets if ingested, so care should be taken to keep it out of reach of animals.
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