Scindapsus pictus 'Exotica'
Commonly confused with the Pothos genus, Scindapsus are attractive trailing plants with large fleshy leaves. Scindapsus pictus 'Exotica' is a well known and loved cultivar with silver striped leaves. Very fast growing when given adequate light and fertilizer. A good, showy beginner plant.
(Plant pictured is fuller than the plant you will receive. Pot not included)
Registered name: Scindapsus pictus 'Exotica'
Parent lineage: Scindapsus pictus
Origin: Bangladesh, Borneo, Java, Malaya, Philippines, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Thailand
Type: Epiphyte, Tropical
Pot Size: 4in
Plant height: Trailing, variable length
Bloom info: Rare, lily-like blooms
Toxic: Yes, if ingested
Potting mix: Well-draining soil/peat and perlite/bark mix. Good drainage prevents root rot. Repot in Spring once root bound.
Light: Bright indirect-medium light. Shielded South or West facing preferred.
Water: Water when near dry (1 inch of the soil is dry). Somewhat resilient to drying out but leaves will crisp. Bounces back easily.
Temp: Warm (65F-80F). 55F minimum.
Humidity: 30-70%. Not picky as long as they are well-watered.
Fertilizing: Slow release fertilizer (Osmocote recommended) applied at the beginning of Spring. Alternatively, 1/2 strength soluble 20-20-20 fertilizer applied twice monthly during Spring/Summer. Decrease or stop in Winter.