How to care for a Scindapsus Pictus | Satin Pothos plant

We 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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  • Moderate
  • Every other year
  • Strong air purifier
  • 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.

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