Plant Care Scindapsus pictus 'Silver Hero'

Scindapsus pictus 'Silver Hero'

Taxonomy

Scindapsus pictus 'Silver Hero'
Scindapsus
Araceae
Alismatales

How to care for Scindapsus pictus 'Silver Hero'

💦 Water

How often to water your Scindapsus pictus 'Silver Hero'

Water needs for Scindapsus pictus 'Silver Hero'
0.5 cups
every 9

Scindapsus pictus 'Silver Hero' 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 Scindapsus pictus 'Silver Hero'

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Scindapsus pictus 'Silver Hero' in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Scindapsus pictus 'Silver Hero': 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Scindapsus pictus 'Silver Hero' 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 Scindapsus pictus 'Silver Hero' in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Scindapsus pictus 'Silver Hero'

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Scindapsus pictus 'Silver Hero': 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 Scindapsus pictus 'Silver Hero' after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Scindapsus pictus 'Silver Hero' prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Scindapsus pictus 'Silver Hero' Water Frequency →

Scindapsus pictus 'Silver Hero' Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Scindapsus pictus 'Silver Hero' may have difficulty thriving and will drop leaves 🍃 without ample sunlight. Place it less than 3 feet from a window to maximize the potential for growth. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Scindapsus pictus 'Silver Hero' Light Requirements →

Scindapsus pictus 'Silver Hero' Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


💨 Humidity

Scindapsus pictus 'Silver Hero' doesn’t require additional humidity. Plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves, so the best way to provide humidity for your plants is through watering the soil.

Scindapsus pictus 'Silver Hero' Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Scindapsus pictus 'Silver Hero' does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Scindapsus pictus 'Silver Hero' →

When and How to Successfully Repot Scindapsus pictus 'Silver Hero' →


💩 Fertilizer

Scindapsus pictus 'Silver Hero' grows very slowly and doesn’t require added fertilizer. Replacing your plant’s potting soil once a year should provide them with more than enough nutrition. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


🌎 Native Region

Scindapsus pictus 'Silver Hero' is native to Southeast Asia to Oceania.


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Scindapsus pictus 'Silver Hero'

Scindapsus pictus 'Silver Hero'

Scindapsus pictus 'Silver Hero'


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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