How to Grow Satin Pothos | Growing Scindapsus pictus

Satin Pothos can bring a touch of elegance indoors with its silver-green foliage. Let’s have a look at how to grow Scindapsus pictus.

Satin Pothos

Satin pothos is one of the easiest houseplants to grow and stands out with the unique foliage that has a touch of sheen to it. If you want it to be a part of your room, keep reading to learn about the growing Scindapsus pictus.

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Satin Pothos Information

The vines of Satin Pothos differ from pothos because of the variegation of their leaves. The heart-shaped leaves have silvery grey splotches, making them almost shiny and adding to the plant’s visual appeal. These beautiful vines will latch onto their surroundings, such as a pole, a trellis, other plants, a wall, or a piece of furniture. They bloom beautifully in the summer.

Botanical Name: Scindapsus pictus

Requirements to Grow Satin Pothos



Scindapsus pictus grows well in bright, indirect light. When exposed to direct sun, its foliage may lose its variegation and scorch. Placing the plant near a window with natural sunlight will require a curtain for shady and indirect sunlight.

Give it some exposure to the mild morning sun (2-3 hours).

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It prefers well-draining, slightly acidic soil that is rich in organic matter. A good potting soil mix for Satin Pothos should contain a combination of equal parts loam, peat moss, and perlite or sand. You can also add some compost or aged manure to boost the nutrients in the soil.


Water Scindapsus pictus when the top inch of soil feels dry. Stick your finger in the soil, and if it feels dry, it’s time to water. Water thoroughly until the excess water drains from the bottom of the pot, then discard any excess water.

Allow the soil to dry out between waterings. If you notice the leaves wilting, water the plant more frequently.

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Satin Pothos Care

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A balanced 10-10-10 fertilizer is a good choice. Apply the fertilizer according to the directions on the package. Be sure to dilute the fertilizer to half-strength for the best results. You should fertilize your satin pothos every two to four weeks during the growing season.

Pests and Diseases

Scindapsus pictus does not struggle much with pests and diseases but can be prone to scales or spider mites. To reduce the chances of damage, all you need to do is wash them off. Also, remember to rinse the underside of the leaves. Or, if there is a significant infestation, you can apply insecticidal soap or horticultural oil as per the instructions.

Do not overwater the plant, as it can cause root rot.

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