Silver Satin Pothos Plant
- Botanical Name: Scindapsus Pictus.
- Other Names: Satin pothos, silver pothos, or silver vine.
- Growing Season: Throughout the year.
- Ideal Temperature: 18-30°C.
- Uses: Silver pothos makes a great addition to shelves, window grills and tabletops.
- Difficulty Level: Very Easy.
Silver Pothos is popular but hard to find and is perfect for those in search of an elegant and interesting foliage plant. The shimmery, dark green leaves have silver spots and flecking throughout and silver leaf edges. It’s often seen draping gracefully from hanging baskets or spilling out of pots. Silver Pothos prefers humidity and bright, indirect sunlight. The leaf tips may brown if the air is too dry. Silver Pothos has several common names including Satin Pothos or Silver Philodendron but no matter what name you call it, ‘Silvery Anne’ will bring a touch of ethereal beauty to your indoor plant collection.
Growing to 3 m tall in open ground, it is an evergreen climber. The Satin Pothos even made the top 10 in the NASA Clean Air Study conducted into air-purifying houseplants, as it removes the harmful substances present in virtually all households, offices and schools.
Silver Satin is a remarkable cousin of the Golden Pothos plant cherished for its soft, variegated heart-shaped leaves. It looks terrific in terrariums and hanging baskets.
Basic Care for Silver Satin Pothos
- Sunlight: Provide at least 3 hours of shaded sunlight for better leave colour. But don’t overdo it, excess exposure to the sun can cause scorching of the leaves.
- Watering: It is good to better the Silver Satin Pothos plant when the top one-two inches of soil dry out. But avoiding it makes the soil soggy and creates an unfavourable growing environment.
- Soil: A regular potting mix with good drainage is an ideal growing medium for the Silver Satin houseplant. You can make it at home by mixing 3 parts of coarse sand with one part each of peat moss and organic matter.
- Fertilizer: Fertilize the plant once in two months with a balanced liquid fertilizer.
- Keep plants in medium-light locations, out of direct sunlight.
- Natural light is best, but some plants can also thrive in office fluorescent light.
- Plant soil should be kept moist at all times.
- Be careful to avoid overwatering.
- Do not allow plants to stand in water.
- Avoid wetting plant leaves excessively.
- A spray of water should help in the case of flowering plants.
- Plants should be kept in a cool spot (between 18-28°C).
- Remove waste leaves and stems from time to time.
Dos and Don’ts after Receiving the Plant
- Do not re-pot the plant immediately after receiving. We’ve taken care of that with better pot and rich soil.
- Keep the plant in indirect sunlight for 3 to 7 days.
- Always check the soil moisture and keep the plant hydrated all time. Do not overwater it.