Scindapsus Pictus Exotica


Scindapsus Pictus Exotica is an easy plant recommended to people who like hanging plants, climbing plants, or rare varieties because it has a beautiful color pattern. Place your pothos far from pets and children because they are poisonous if ingested.

Scindapsus Pictus Exotica is commonly confused with Scindapsus Pictus Argyraeus because they both have silver patterns on their leaves even though they are easy to identify because Scindapsus Pictus Exotica leaf is completely silver except for the central part and Scindapsus Pictus Argyraeus's leaf is green with silver spots.

Scindapsus Pictus Exotica is commonly known as satin pothos, pothos, silver philodendron, silver pothos, devil's ivy.



Easy plant ideal for beginners


Needs bright light

Leaf size

It has medium leaves.

Leaf color

its leaves are colorful


Highly recommended for bathroom, the bedroom, and the office


Looks great as a hanging plant


This plant is toxic if ingested

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Satin Pothos care

How much light does a Satin Pothos need?

Scindapsus Pictus Exotica doesn't grow much in low light because the silver parts of the leaves don't capture much light for photosynthesis.

Scindapsus Pictus will grow best in bright light. Place your pothos next to your north-facing window or a few feet inside from the south or east-facing window so it's far from direct sunlight.

How to water a Satin Pothos?

Pothos are easy plants for beginners because they adapt quickly to any environment, and watering is not an exception.

Water your Scindapsus Pictus at least once per week, but you could tell if your pothos needs water if the top 2 inches are dry so you can keep the soil moist.

You can avoid killing your pothos by over-watering and root rot using porous pots like terracotta so they can absorb humidity from the soil.

Reduce the watering during winter or in low light conditions

What's the ideal humidity for a Satin Pothos?

Scindapsus Pictus Exotica does okay in average room humidity or higher but will love if your humidity is high that's why we call them bathroom plants.

An easy way to increase humidity is to group your plants and use a humidifier. You can mist the leaves of your pothos because they are thick and won't burn but it's not a good practice if the plant has thin leaves.

How to fertilize a Satin Pothos?

Fertilize your Scindapsus Pictus every 2 weeks during the growing season to make it grow fast, but it's not necessary because it's a fast growing plant.

Satin 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 Exotica 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