You’ll likely notice small, brown bumps along parts of the stems. These are the beginnings of aerial roots that the Satin Pothos uses to climb upwards. Cut the stem cleanly below the bumps and submerge in water to encourage roots for your new baby plant.
Despite the common name, this plant is not a Pothos species. This isn't uncommon; many houseplant names change as new information is discovered. A good reason why you shouldn't worry about knowing the exact Latin names of your plants!
A versatile plant, the Satin Pothos can fit your space in a number of ways. It looks great trailing from a hanging pot or off a high shelf. Alternatively, let it climb up a moss pole or trellis to create instant jungle vibes.
The Satin Pothos or Scindapsus pictus is an evergreen climber native to the warmer climates of Southeast Asia. In the wild it grows up trees with the help of its aerial roots.
The Latin meaning of its species name 'pictus' translates to 'painted', referencing its unusual silver speckled variegation.
A member of the Araceae family.
Also commonly called: Silver Pothos, Silk Pothos
Light | Naturally found growing up trees; the Satin Pothos requires bright, indirect light to thrive. For best results, position it within a few meters of a sunny window at home.
Water | Native to tropical rainforests, this plant enjoys a thorough watering. Check the top few inches of soil are dry before watering to ensure the soil isn't saturated.
Humidity | No extra humidity is required to keep this plant happy, though a pebble tray, humidifier, or surrounding plants will help it thrive.
Temperature | We recommend temperatures of 15-24ºC for active growth; anything below this will cause the plant to go into dormancy. Temperatures below 12ºC will begin to cause damage to the plant.