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Scindapsus Pictus ‘Exotica’


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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! 

Ed's Plant Profile

  • Scientific NameScindapsus Pictus
  • Pronunciationskin-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

Scindapsus Pictus, commonly known as Satin Pothos, is prized for its striking foliage featuring silver satin-like markings on heart-shaped leaves. These houseplants are exceptionally adaptable and can thrive in low to bright indirect light, making them suitable for various indoor environments. With their trailing vines, Scindapsus Pictus adds a touch of elegance to hanging baskets or can be trained to climb up a support, making them versatile and visually appealing additions to any home or office space.