A relative of Epipremnum aureum, Satin Pothos has large, heart shaped matte green leaves with silvery-white splotches and edges. It is more compact than its cousin and makes a beautiful hanging plant, with an elegant, satin sheen. It can be trained to grow along the edges of shelves.
Other common names include Silver Vine, Silver Cloud, Silk Pothos and Silver Philodendron. In Latin, it also goes by the name Scindapsus pictus Argyraeus (particularly in Europe). Pictus means 'painted' and is a reference to its lovely silvery variegation.
Light: Moderate light levels.
Water: Water when slightly dry. Drought tolerant. Too much water will kill the plant.
Temperature: Happy in room temperatures from 15-24°C.
Humidity: Prefers increased levels of humidity but will tolerate normal conditions.
Feed: Apply a weak general purpose fertiliser during the summer.
Height and Growth Rate: Moderate to slow growing. Trails will grow to 3m. Cut back to maintain desired length. Please note smaller plants such as those in 12cm grow pots are young cuttings and not fully established plants.
Toxicity: Mildly toxic to humans, harmful to pets. Keep away from children and animals.
Origin: Southeast Asia.