How to care for a Scindapsus Pictus | Satin Pothos plantWe call Scindapsus pictus "Satin Pothos", but they are not a true pothos! They look and act very similarly to true Pothos (sciendific name: Epipremnum aureum), which is how they got their nickname. The "Satin" part of their nickname comes from the beautiful texture of their leaves.
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- Every other year
- Bright, indirect light
- Mildly Toxic
- Nitrogen rich fertilizer (monthly)
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Satin Pothos are native to south and southeast Asia.
Satin Pothos are strong air purifiers.
Satin Pothos aren't deadly, but are pretty nasty if ingested, so we don't recommend having this one anywhere your furbabies (or your actual babies) are able to take a bite out of it.
Satin Pothos like consistently moist soil. Water when the top inch of the soil is dry. They don't like being overwatered and will notify you with curled and yellowing leaves.
Unlike their namesake, Satin Pothos need more light than true Pothos. They light bright, indirect light. Too little light will cause them to lose their variegation.
Satin Pothos should be fertilized monthly during the spring and summer with a nitrogen rich fertilizer.
Satin Pothos can tolerate being slightly root bound, but their growth will slow. They need to be repotted about once every other year.
Satin Pothos don't need much pruning, but they are easy to propagate by cutting. We have a great blog post about how to do this if you need some tips!
Satin Pothos are generally pest and disease-free, but are susceptible to root rot if they are overwatered.