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Satin Pothos

SCENTIFIC NAME: Scindapsus pictus 'Argyraeus'

KNOWN AS: Silk Pothos, Silver Pothos, Silver Philodendron, Silver Vine, Silver Cloud

CLIMATE (LOCATION): Southeast Asia | Tropical

DESCRIPTION: This plant is beautiful. It has elegant leaves that are grey-green and have silver spots. The leaves also tumble down in long vines. If you provide it a little support or training, the vines will also climb.

Easy difficulty & pet toxic

Satin Pothos Plant Care

Lighting

Light Requirement: Medium Light (Medium Indirect Light) to High Light (Bright Indirect Light); Low Light Tolerant

Satin Pothos plants require bright, indirect light to thrive. They can tolerate some direct sunlight, but too much can cause their leaves to burn. An east or west-facing window that receives filtered sunlight is an excellent spot for these plants. If you don't have access to a window with enough light, you can use LED grow lights to mimic natural sunlight. If the leaves start to curl or turn brown, it may be an indication that the lighting is too intense. On the other hand, if the leaves are pale and small, it may be a sign that the lighting is not bright enough. If you notice that your Satin Pothos is growing more slowly than usual or its leaves are dropping, it may be a sign that it's not getting enough light.

Watering

Quick Tip: Water until water comes out of drainage holes. Allow top 2 inches of soil to completely dry between waterings.

Satin Pothos requires thorough but infrequent watering. Between waterings, the plant should be given a chance to partially dry out to avoid overwatering, which can cause root rot. To guarantee that extra water can drain, it is crucial to choose well-draining soil and a container with drainage holes. Avoid getting water on the leaves while watering because this can promote fungus growth. Instead, irrigate the soil directly. In order to give Satin Pothos plants enough time to dry up any extra moisture on their leaves before nightfall, it is recommended to water them in the morning or early afternoon.

Temperature

Preferred Temperature: 60º - 85º

Satin Pothos is a common houseplant. It thrives in typical indoor temperatures of 18 to 29 degrees Celsius and 65 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit. Although this plant can withstand slightly lower temperatures of 60 degrees Fahrenheit (15 degrees Celsius), it should be protected against chilly winds and sharp temperature changes. The health of the plant may be harmed by extremely high temperatures above 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32 degrees Celsius). To encourage healthy growth and keep the lush appearance of the Satin Pothos inside, it's crucial to give a stable and comfortable temperature range within the ideal range.

Humidity

Preferred Humidity: 40 - 60%; Moderate Humidity

Satin Pothos does best in conditions with between 40% and 60% humidity. This range is good for their growth because it has the same level of humidity as their natural habitat. With a hygrometer, you can check the humidity level in your home or office and make changes as needed. Mist your Satin Pothos plant often to make the air around it more humid. You can mist the leaves and soil with a spray bottle full of water at room temperature. Make sure not to water too much, as this can cause root rot. Use a humidifier if you want to keep the humidity level around your Satin Pathos stable. During the winter, when heating systems tend to dry out the air inside, a humidifier can be very helpful. Put your Satin Pothos together with other plants to make a microclimate with more humidity. Through a process called transpiration, plants release water into the air, which can help to make the air around them more humid.

Additional Plant Care

Propagation
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.
Toxicity
Satin Pothos is also considered toxic to humans and animals.
Repotting
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.
Pruning
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.
Fertilizing
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.
Soil
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.
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Satin Pothos Lighting Requirements: Medium Light (Medium Indirect Light) to High Light (Bright Indirect Light); Low Light Tolerant

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