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Scindapsus Pictus ‘Exotica’


Scindapsus Pictus ‘Exotica’ is distinguished from other Scindapsis by it's larger, heart shaped leaves with a silvery, reflective variegation that can sometimes cover an entire leaf! Some common names for this plant include Silver Philodendron or Silver Pothos even though Scindapsus is considered it’s own classification. While a slower growing variety of Scindapsus, in time it's vines grow quite long, making this plant a great choice for hanging planters, a totem pole, or hanging off a shelf/credenza as well as propagating to share with friends! We’ve also observed this plant has the unique ability to grow leaves that are the same size whether it’s left to hang or trained to climb, giving you more freedom in placement. This is one of Ed’s personal favorites due to it’s easy, trailing growth and unique velvety texture!

Ed's Plant Profile

  • Scientific Name: Scindapsus Pictus
  • Pronunciation: skin-DAP-sus PIK-tus
  • Common Name: Argyraeus, Satin Pothos
  • Family: Araceae 
  • Native Range: Southeast Asia 

Ed's Care Guide

  • 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. This plant is low light tolerant, yet prefers bright light for best growth.
  • 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:  Appreciates higher levels of 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 in soil or water
  • Growth: Trails to 3 ft or more. 
  • Common Pests: Mostly resilient to pests
  • Toxicity: Toxic to humans and pets