Additional Plant Care
Satin Pothos plants can be propagated through cuttings. Take a healthy stem from the parent plant and put it in water until it grows roots. To do this, cut a stem that is at least 6 inches long from the parent plant just below a node with a clean, sharp knife or pruning shears. Take off any leaves that are close to the stem's base and leave a few leaves at the top. Make sure the cut end of the stem is submerged in the water when you put it in the jar. Put the jar in a warm, bright place that doesn't get direct sunlight, and change the water every few days. Once the cutting has roots that are at least an inch long, put it in a pot with soil that drains well and take care of it the same way you would a full-grown Satin Pothos plant.
Satin Pothos is also considered toxic to humans and animals.
A Satin Pothos should be repotted during its growing season, usually in the spring or early summer. Choose a pot that is one size bigger and has holes in the bottom for drainage. Fill the bottom with fresh soil that drains well, and carefully take the plant out of its old pot. Check the roots and cut away any that are dead or broken. Place the plant in the middle of the new pot and fill the sides with soil, leaving about an inch of space at the top. Give the plant a lot of water and put it somewhere with bright, indirect light. Keep the leaves out of direct sunlight because it can burn them. Keep the soil moist, but not wet, and don't use too much fertilizer, which can burn the roots.
Use a clean, sharp pair of scissors or pruning shears to cut back any long or overgrown stems just above a leaf node. This is the best way to prune a satin pothos plant. This will help the plant grow new leaves and keep its shape and size. Any yellow or damaged leaves or stems on a satin pothos plant should also be cut off. It's important to make clean cuts and not tear or hurt the tissue around them. You should prune the plant when it's growing, which is usually from spring to early fall. Don't prune it in the winter, when it's not growing. Also, satin pothos plants can get bushy, so it's important to thin out any stems that are too close together or overlap to help them grow well and keep their shape. Regular pruning can help satin pothos plants grow well and keep them looking lush and full. With the right kind of pruning, it's easy to train a satin pothos plant to grow up support or trail from a hanging basket.
Choose a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer with equal amounts of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium to feed a satin pothos plant. Before you put the fertilizer on the plant, you should water it well and dilute the fertilizer to half the recommended strength. Apply the fertilizer to the soil around the plant's base with a watering can or spray bottle. Be careful not to get any on the leaves or stems, as it can burn them. During the growing season, which usually lasts from spring to early fall, do this every four to six weeks. Don't give the plant fertilizer when it's dormant in the winter. Too much fertilizer can hurt the plant, so it's important to follow the directions on the package and not use too much. If the leaves start to turn brown or black, cut back on how often you fertilize or make the solution less strong. You can also follow the instructions on the package and use a slow-release fertilizer once every three to four months.
Satin Pothos plants do best in soil that drains well and is full of organic matter. A good soil mix for Satin Pothos has equal amounts of peat moss, perlite, and a soil mix that drains well, like a cactus or succulent mix. This will let water drain away from the roots and keep them from getting too wet, which can cause root rot. Also, adding compost or worm castings to the soil mix can help Satin Pothos plants grow in a healthy way by giving them more nutrients.