Plant Care Satin Pothos

Satin Pothos

4.7 out of 5 (236 experiences)

Satin Pothos has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Satin Pothos has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

About Satin Pothos

Contrary to what the name implies, these gorgeous, trailing vines are not pothos. They belong to a completely different genus, Scindapsus. They're grown for their thick, sparkly leaves and grow far slower than true pothos.

Taxonomy

Scindapsus pictus
Scindapsus
Araceae
Alismatales

Also known as

Silver Pothos, Silver Vine, Silk Pothos and Silver Satin Pothos

How to care for Satin Pothos

Water

How often to water your Satin Pothos

Water needs for Satin Pothos
0.5 cups
every 9

Satin Pothos needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Satin Pothos

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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Finding light for Satin Pothos in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Satin Pothos: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Satin Pothos may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Satin Pothos

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Satin Pothos: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Satin Pothos after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Satin Pothos is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!


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Care Summary for Satin Pothos

Satin Pothos

Satin Pothos


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Satin Pothos has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 142
Satin Pothos has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 113
Satin Pothos has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 110
Satin Pothos has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 78
Satin Pothos has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 15
Satin Pothos has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 9
Satin Pothos has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 2
Honeyharbin avatar
@Honeyharbin
leaf-1 33 Plants
xp 3,720 XP
03/13/2022

Pothos may just be my favorite plant ever! They are so easy to take care of, are forgiving, and are so easy to propagate. Makes great gifts for friends ☺️ I love the silvery satin look on this one though.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
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Jasmine avatar
@Jasmine
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 284 XP
01/27/2022

Do not over water the get root rot very easily

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@Mariansoasis
leaf-1 76 Plants
xp 5,528 XP
globe Solana Beach, California
01/23/2022

Easy to care for. Gorgeous silvery leaves. Likes to just hang out.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
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@Ruthintruth
leaf-1 54 Plants
xp 3,358 XP
globe Phoenix, Arizona
12/30/2021

Satin Pothos is not truly a Pothos, but is easy to care for and seems to have all the pros that Pothos have. Bonnie had three leaves when I bought her less than a month ago; now there are six and a new one is sprouting. She’s not a glamour queen - just adorably cute.

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@Tiptopjuneplum
leaf-1 0 Plants
xp 21 XP
globe Tabuk, Cordillera Administrative Region
12/28/2021

Easy household plant

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@Mossycabbages
leaf-1 102 Plants
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globe American Fork, Utah
12/28/2021

This plant is constantly putting out new growth and loves to climb. The leaves do curl when it wants more moisture but overall it’s very easy to care for. I keep mine in about ~80% humidity 5” away from grow lights and it’s been doing very well. I also added a layer about an inch deep of spagnum moss on top of the soil to help with higher moisture

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Roxanne avatar
@Roxanne
leaf-1 57 Plants
xp 10,874 XP
globe Portland, Oregon
12/25/2021

I have two of these in different thriving and growing fast! They are low main

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Ellen avatar
@Ellen
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 259 XP
globe London, England
12/20/2021

Looks gorgeous, grows quickly especially in the summer and very low maintenance!

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Kaylies avatar
@Kaylies
leaf-1 71 Plants
xp 8,264 XP
globe Leawood, Kansas
12/09/2021

Very fast grower and low maintenance. One of my favorite plants!

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@Andallthatjas
leaf-1 16 Plants
xp 349 XP
globe New York
11/29/2021

So easy

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Megan avatar
@Megan
leaf-1 97 Plants
xp 14,377 XP
globe Washington, District of Columbia
11/28/2021

Pretty easy care and easy to propagate. Worth noting though that it’s not actually a pothos despite that being its common name.

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Megan avatar
@Megan
leaf-1 97 Plants
xp 14,377 XP
globe Washington, District of Columbia
11/24/2021

So, first of all, this isn’t technically a pothos - though it has similar care to pothos. The main reason this difference matters in my opinion is that the silver satin is a little harder to propagate. Not exactly difficult but I’ve had slightly less success than I do with regular pothos.

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@Kikigoldblatt
leaf-1 106 Plants
xp 74,976 XP
globe Oliver Springs, Tennessee
11/24/2021

They are absolutely beautiful and they grow so fast. I’m propagating these to give to a friend. I recommend this pant to any beginner or even an advanced plant person.

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Stormy avatar
@Stormy
leaf-1 19 Plants
xp 1,265 XP
11/22/2021

Some of my leaves are browning quite a bit but I’m sure that my environment isn’t humid enough. I have a pebble tray that I keep water in for it but I think I’ll end up getting a humidifier. Other than that, this plant seems to be getting decent light near an east facing window.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Judy avatar
@Judy
leaf-1 60 Plants
xp 4,395 XP
globe Ludington, Michigan
11/21/2021

A very easy plant once you figure out the lighting needs.

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Fast grower Fast grower
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Rinnyk avatar
@Rinnyk
leaf-1 30 Plants
xp 1,495 XP
globe Round Hill, Virginia
11/03/2021

Still learning about the Satin Pothos. We got this from our local nursery. The leaves alternate between flat and curly. We may repot and pin it. Otherwise it’s produced 2 leaves and we’re seeing new growth still. Hopefully a little tlc this winter we’ll see more growth and a happy plant.

Fast grower Fast grower
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@Ella._.frd
leaf-1 9 Plants
xp 208 XP
10/30/2021

so beautiful

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@Plantedwithlove
leaf-1 97 Plants
xp 5,270 XP
globe Middletown, Maryland
10/25/2021

Love how fast it grows and multiplies. I’ve already replanted once since having it, and it is growing steadily.

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@Abbienutter
leaf-1 12 Plants
xp 361 XP
globe Kansas City, Missouri
10/22/2021

Just got em and so happy.

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