Plant Care Satin Pothos
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Satin Pothos

4.6 out of 5 (36 experiences)

Satin Pothos has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Satin Pothos has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate

Also known as

Silver Pothos, Silver Vine and Silk Pothos

Taxonomy

Scindapsus pictus
Scindapsus
Araceae
Alismatales

What other plant parents say

Satin Pothos has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 21
Satin Pothos has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 21
Satin Pothos has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 15
Satin Pothos has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 13
Satin Pothos has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 6
Satin Pothos has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Satin Pothos has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
Julia avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Satin Pothos named Harry by Julia on Greg, the plant care app
02/26/2021

This plant is beautiful. The specks on the leaves are almost blue - they’re truly so elegant and beautiful. This plant doesn’t have large leaves but it has many leaves (that have newly sprouted!) and…

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Drdrey avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Satin Pothos named Stevie Nicks by Drdrey on Greg, the plant care app
03/31/2021

The most gorgeous pothos to have ever existed. Obsessed with the unique leaves. Only downside is pet safety if you have a naughty nibbler, but that’s what hanging baskets are for right?

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Sherwood, OR
Rating of the plant Satin Pothos named Silver mist by Paigeplantlady on Greg, the plant care app
03/28/2021

I got mine as little cuttings and it has done so well! It’s taken a while to really grow but the foliage is absolutely beautiful with its silver freckles.

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Austin, TX
Rating of the plant Satin Pothos named Matcha by Shannonelliott on Greg, the plant care app
04/09/2021

this is my fav right now! it’s grown so much and does very well in indirect bright light! the leaves near the roots are so big!!

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@Christian
Kent, OH
Rating of the plant Satin Pothos named awesome man by Christian on Greg, the plant care app
02/24/2021

It’s super beautiful and grows very very fast. Easy to care for. I got it as a gift and it is one of my favorites by far.

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@Bellyboo
Riverview, FL
Rating of the plant Satin Pothos named Marilyn by Bellyboo on Greg, the plant care app
02/18/2021

My FAVORITE plant, I love the leaves and it’s fun to watch grow because it pops out a new leaf every week

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Evanston, IL
Rating of the plant Satin Pothos named Velvet by Thejaneclaire on Greg, the plant care app
03/05/2021

These are so pretty and all you have to do is take care of it like your other pothos.

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@Anna marie k
Waterford, MI
Rating of the plant Satin Pothos named Satin Silver by Anna marie k on Greg, the plant care app
02/15/2021

It browns easily. Much more so than other varieties of Pothos but still a survivor.

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@Bellyboo
Riverview, FL
Rating of the plant Satin Pothos named Lil mama by Bellyboo on Greg, the plant care app
03/11/2021

Prettiest easy going place ever, lots of fun to propagate 🥳

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@Franny
Eau Claire, WI
Rating of the plant Satin Pothos named Soft boy by Franny on Greg, the plant care app
02/15/2021

So beautiful and soft. One of my fave pothos! Hard to kill

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 located in Houston, TX.

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?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Satin Pothos in Houston, TX

Houston, TX

70% Medium

Growing Satin Pothos in Houston right now

Light needs for plant Satin Pothos in Houston, TX

Plant growth potential is currently high 📈

April 21st, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Houston is currently high 📈.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determin…

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Light needs for plant Satin Pothos in Houston, TX

Sunlight intensity will increase by 26.3% ☀️

April 21st, 2021

Houston is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Houston is expected to increase by 26.3% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 19.1 megajoules of energy per m2 p…

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Light needs for plant Satin Pothos in Houston, TX

Daylight will increase by 1.5 hours 📈

April 21st, 2021

This month, Houston is getting an average of 9.1 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 12.8% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 13.3 total hours of day…

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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..️

Houston, TX currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.

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.

When to repot Satin Pothos

Nutrient needs for plant Satin Pothos in Houston, TX

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

April 19th, 2021

The growing potential in Houston is high 📈.

It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot any p…

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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 your location in Houston, TX, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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