Scindapsus pictus 'Argyraeus' (Silver Satin Pothos)
Commonly confused with the Pothos genus, Scindapsus are attractive trailing plants with large fleshy leaves. Scindapsus pictus 'Argyraeus' is most easily recognized by its common name "Silver Satin Pothos". A cultivar with small, silver striped leaves and an asymmetrical appearance. 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 'Argyraeus'
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.