Plant Care Satin Pothos
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Satin Pothos

4.7 out of 5 (186 experiences)

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

Also known as

Silver Pothos, Silver Vine, Silk Pothos, silvery ann pothos and Exotica

Taxonomy

Scindapsus pictus
Scindapsus
Araceae
Alismatales

What other plant parents say

Satin Pothos has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 108
Satin Pothos has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 84
Satin Pothos has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 82
Satin Pothos has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 64
Satin Pothos has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 14
Satin Pothos has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 6
Satin Pothos has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 5
Satin Pothos has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 2
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@Barbara
Novato, California
Rating of the plant Satin Pothos named Scindapsus pictum ‘Argyraeus’ by Barbara on Greg, the plant care app
05/30/2021

I Iove the effect of the silvery splotches against the dark leaves, and the satin “finish”. It’s a vining plant and grew well during the spring and summer. I took cuttings that easily grew roots in…

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@Savannaheas…
Bellerive, Tasmania
Rating of the plant Satin Pothos named Picty by Savannaheastley on Greg, the plant care app
07/12/2021

So I have had a bit of trouble with this plant :( I brought it about 7 months ago and it recently put out a new leaf but it was very leggy, so I gave it a chop and put it in water and it hasn’t roote…

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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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Shivlit avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Satin Pothos named Scindapsus Pictus Argyraeus by Shivlit on Greg, the plant care app
05/16/2021

This plant is perfect if you like something really easy to care for and like to see the different variations in the new leaves. Highly recommend, easy to propagate, tolerates lower light (mine is cur…

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Geo avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Satin Pothos named Freya by Geo on Greg, the plant care app
08/13/2021

Not as basic as a golden pothos but easy and a fast grower. Nice shiny leaves that make my crow brain get so excited and really easy to propitiate. I forgot to Warner mine for like ages and it still …

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@Tadison
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Rating of the plant Satin Pothos named Marybeth by Tadison on Greg, the plant care app
06/20/2021

This is my favorite plant ever. I love it so much. It is a gorgeous plant with the dark green leaves contrasted nicely with the soft silvery spotting. I currently have 10 cuttings propagating right …

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Agatha avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Satin Pothos named Satin by Agatha on Greg, the plant care app
04/25/2021

I have had this plants for a few weeks and I can already tell it’s super happy where I put it. It’s pushed out a few leaves and has more on the way. Excited to watch it grow and get bigger

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@Mle
Manhattan, Kansas
Rating of the plant Satin Pothos named Artemis by Mle on Greg, the plant care app
07/15/2021

This plant is a big baby about direct sunlight. The leaves burn up so fast in the sun, but lose their variegation if they don’t get enough bright light. It’s so gorgeous and fun, though!

Drdrey avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Satin Pothos named Dusty Springfield 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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@Jay
Euless, Texas
Rating of the plant Satin Pothos named Scindapsus Pictus Exotica by Jay on Greg, the plant care app
05/22/2021

Slow grower Likes to dry out in my experience Does not like direct or extremely bright light. I keep mine adjacent to my western window where it gets indirect afternoon sun.

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?

Select the pot size

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.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Satin Pothos in your home 🏡.

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.

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.

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