Scindapsus Pictus Argyraeus
Also known as silver pothos, silver philodendron, satin pothos, pothos, silk pothos, devil's ivy.
Scindapsus Pictus Argyraeus is an easy plant originally from Asia recommended to people who like hanging plants, climbing plants, or exotic varieties because it has a beautiful silver color pattern. Place your pothos far from pets and children because they are poisonous if ingested.
Scindapsus Pictus Argyraeus is commonly confused with Scindapsus Pictus Exotica because they both have silver patterns on their leaves. You can identify Scindapsus Pictus Argyraeus because its leaf has a higher color contrast because its variegation appears more sparse (green with silver spots) and Scindapsus Pictus Exotica's leaf curl at the edges and is completely silver except for the central part.
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Silver Pothos care
How much light does a Silver Pothos need?
Scindapsus Pictus Argyraeus survives in low light conditions even though you would think it's not possible because it has silver spots on its leaves that don't absorb the same amount of light than regular green leaves.
To give to your pothos a bright indirect light consider placing it in a south-facing window to make it grow fast, but avoid the direct sunlight.
How to water a Silver Pothos?
Even though pothos aren't drought tolerant plants, they are not so picky plants when it comes to watering which makes them good plants for beginners. Water your Scindapsus Pictus Argyraeus every time the top inch of the soil is dry which will be about once a week.
In winter, water it less often to avoid killing by root rot.
What's the ideal humidity for a Silver Pothos?
Scindapsus Pictus Argyraeus does okay in average room humidity but it will love if there's high humidity. Bright bathrooms are a good place for your pothos.
How to fertilize a Silver Pothos?
Pothos are fast groers and don't need much fertilizer but you can fertilize your Scindapsus Pictus twice a month during the growing season.
Silver Pothos care tips
Wipe the leaves with a damp cloth and gently dry to keep them clean and healthy.
The leaves tend to face towards the way of light, so rotate your plant on a regular basis.
If you want to control the shape of the plant, use pruners or scissors with a sharp blade.
Use a totem to make your pothos climb.
Scindapsus Pictus Argyraeus is an ideal plant for a bright bathroom.
All pothos look amazing hanging somewhere, try it!
Video tutorials of pothos care and tips
The videos might not be about exactly the same plant, but the same variety. In most cases, this not relevant because many of the varieties have the same requirements.
Video created by Summer Rayne Oakes about how to take care of a pothos Video created by Stef Hall about how to take care of a pothos Video created by Good Growing about how to take care of a pothos