4.7 out of 5 (236 experiences)
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.
Also known as
Silver Pothos, Silver Vine, Silk Pothos and Silver Satin Pothos
How to care for Satin Pothos
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 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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January 26th, 2023
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Pittsburgh is currently very low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in d…
January 26th, 2023
Pittsburgh is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Pittsburgh is expected to increase by 34.1% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 7.7 megajoules of energy per…
January 27th, 2023
This month, Pittsburgh is getting an average of 5.2 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will increase by 10.5% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.3 total hours of …
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 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania ⛅.
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.
What other plant parents say
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.
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
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.
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.
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.