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Scindapsus treubii 'Dark Form'


The Scindapsus treubii 'Dark Form' is a captivating houseplant known for its deep, dark green foliage and elegant appearance. This plant features thick, glossy leaves with a velvety texture, adding a touch of sophistication to any indoor space. The 'Dark Form' variety of Scindapsus treubii is particularly prized for its rich, almost black leaf color that provides a striking contrast to lighter-colored plants. Perfect for hanging baskets, shelves, or as a climbing plant on a trellis, the Scindapsus treubii 'Dark Form' is an excellent choice for adding depth and visual interest to your home decor.

Ed's Plant Profile

  • Botanical Name: Scindapsus treubii 'Dark Form'
  • Common Name: Dark Form Scindapsus
  • Family: Araceae
  • Native Range: Southeast Asia

Ed's Care Guide

  • Care Level: Easy
  • Light: Prefers bright to medium indirect light. Direct sunlight will scorch its leaves, and too little light will result in slow growth and the leaves to lose variegation.
  • Water: Water thoroughly and allow the top 1-2in of soil dry out between watering. The plant will let you know it's thirsty when the foliage begins to droop. Water less frequently in winter.
  • Humidity: 40-60% relative humidity
  • Temperature: 60-85F. Avoid cold drafts.
  • Pruning: Prune as needed to remove brown or dead leaves.
  • Feeding: Fertilize monthly during spring and summer with water-soluble fertilizer diluted by half.
  • Propagation: Stem Cuttings
  • Growth: Trails 3 ft or more
  • Common Pests: Mostly resilient to pests
  • Toxicity: Toxic to humans and pets

Caring for your Scindapsus treubii 'Dark Form' is straightforward, making it a great addition for both novice and experienced plant enthusiasts. This plant thrives in bright, indirect light but can also tolerate lower light conditions, making it versatile for various indoor environments. Water your Scindapsus treubii 'Dark Form' when the top inch of soil feels dry, being careful not to overwater, as this plant prefers to dry out slightly between waterings. Additionally, providing a well-draining soil mix and occasional feeding with a balanced liquid fertilizer during the growing season will support healthy growth. With these simple care tips, your Scindapsus treubii 'Dark Form' will flourish, adding a touch of elegance and mystery to your indoor plant collection.