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Scindapsus pictus 'Exotica'

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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

Fragrant: No

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.