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 located in Memphis, Tennessee.

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 Memphis, Tennessee

Memphis, Tennessee

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Growing Satin Pothos in Memphis right now

Light needs for plant Satin Pothos in Memphis, Tennessee

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

December 7th, 2022

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Memphis is currently low 📉.

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

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Light needs for plant Satin Pothos in Memphis, Tennessee

Sunlight will decrease by 21.5% ☀️

December 7th, 2022

Memphis is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Memphis is expected to decrease by 21.5% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.4 megajoules of energy per m2 per …

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Light needs for plant Satin Pothos in Memphis, Tennessee

Daylight will decrease by 0.7 hours 📉

December 9th, 2022

This month, Memphis is getting an average of 8.3 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 6.9% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.6 total hours of dayli…

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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 keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Memphis, Tennessee ⛅.

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 Memphis, Tennessee

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

December 6th, 2022

The growing potential in Memphis is low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to repot…

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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 your location in Memphis, Tennessee, 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 30 Plants
xp 3,815 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
Survivor Survivor
Jasmine avatar
@Jasmine
leaf-1 7 Plants
xp 360 XP
01/27/2022

Do not over water the get root rot very easily

Survivor Survivor
Mariansoasis avatar
@Mariansoasis
leaf-1 90 Plants
xp 7,283 XP
globe Solana Beach, CA
01/23/2022

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

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Ruthintruth avatar
@Ruthintruth
leaf-1 39 Plants
xp 4,082 XP
globe Phoenix, AZ
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.

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

Easy household plant

Fast grower Fast grower
Mossycabbages avatar
@Mossycabbages
leaf-1 74 Plants
xp 3,152 XP
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

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
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Roxanne avatar
@Roxanne
leaf-1 55 Plants
xp 11,043 XP
globe Portland, OR
12/25/2021

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

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Ellen avatar
@Ellen
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 298 XP
globe London, England
12/20/2021

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

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Kaylies avatar
@Kaylies
leaf-1 45 Plants
xp 8,482 XP
globe Leawood, KS
12/09/2021

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

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@Andallthatjas
leaf-1 14 Plants
xp 359 XP
globe New York
11/29/2021

So easy

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Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Megan avatar
@Megan
leaf-1 87 Plants
xp 14,529 XP
globe Washington, DC
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.

Fast grower Fast grower
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Megan avatar
@Megan
leaf-1 87 Plants
xp 14,529 XP
globe Washington, DC
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 96 Plants
xp 100,807 XP
globe Oliver Springs, TN
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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Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
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Stormy avatar
@Stormy
leaf-1 20 Plants
xp 1,300 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 47 Plants
xp 4,783 XP
globe Ludington, MI
11/21/2021

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

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Rinnyk avatar
@Rinnyk
leaf-1 29 Plants
xp 1,571 XP
globe Round Hill, VA
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
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
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@Ella._.frd
leaf-1 9 Plants
xp 208 XP
10/30/2021

so beautiful

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Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
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@Plantedwithlove
leaf-1 105 Plants
xp 5,542 XP
globe Keedysville, MD
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, MO
10/22/2021

Just got em and so happy.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves

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