Pothos Silver Satin Care Guide

Our Pothos 'Silver Satin' is really not a pothos, but its common name picks up the many similarities in nature and looks. It grows to be 3 feet indoors and carries with it a unique appeal of shimmer and glisten on the silver splashes.
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  • Light : High

    This plant prefers bright, indirect light to promote leaf growth!

  • Water : Medium

    Keep the soil slightly moist and water when the soil reaches #5 on the moisture meter. Use filtered, bottled, or tap water sitting 24 hours to release the chemicals and water enough to discharge out of the drainage holes. Once the water is fully drained, place her into the cache or decorative pot. Don't let her roots sit in standing water or in the saucer. Water less frequently during the winter months but keep it humid around the plant.

  • Humidity : Medium

    Average humidity levels at least 40-50%% is adequate for this plant's needs.

  • Temp : 65℉ - 85℉

    Ideally, the Pothos 'Silver Satin' likes it on average of 65-70° at night and upwards of 86°F during daylight hours. If temperatures dip below 60°F, it will protest.

  • Zone : 11|12

    If grown outside on a porch, keep it's leaves in shade or the sun can scorch it's leaves. Low light conditions however, can cause the leaves to lose their coloring.

  • Fertilizer : Monthly

    Fertilize every month during its growing period in the spring and summer with an organic fertilizer. Let the plant rest in the fall and winter.

  • Repotting : 2 Years

    When receiving the plant, do not repot immediately but wait at least 6-12 months or if the roots are beginning to get crowded and growing through the drainage holes. Repot in the spring, using a 2" bigger pot to keep the roots drier. (Too big of a pot could cause the soil to dry slower, which is not helpful.) Use a well-draining indoor potting mix with coir and perlite to help with drainage. Water your plant in the old pot before transferring over and let it sit an hour. Place a piece of screening at the bottom of the container over the drainage hole to secure the soil and allow it to drain. Add soil to the bottom to elevate the root ball. Lift the plant and release the roots against the existing planter. Use a clean knife or garden trowel to wedge between the pot and the soil to loosen. Inspect the root ball. Notice if there are any dead or rotting roots and trim off with sterile pruners. If the plant is rootbound, cut through the roots to alleviate continued encircling. Ensure the plant is sitting about 1" below the edge of the pot to avoid water spillage. Add more soil and backfill around the sides by tamping down. Fill up to the soil line but not over. Water thoroughly, leaving the soil damp but not soggy. If settling occurs, add more soil.

  • Cleaning : As needed

    Prune the long vines of your Scindapsus to control her from looky twiggy. Also, you'll encourage new growth. Prune during the spring and summer months and only remove 25% of the branches or as needed to keep it full and shapely.

  • Propagation : Stem Cutting

     

    Stem Cutting: In early spring, take a pothos cutting, use sharp pruners to remove a cutting from a tip off the vine. Cut at least 5-6 inches of stem to propagate. Place in a vase with water to root. Change the water each week with filtered, bottled, or tap water sitting at least 24 hours. After 3-4 weeks, check to make sure the stem has 1-2 inch, well-formed roots. If so, it's time to plant. *Fill a small container with drainage holes (too large of a container for the cutting will make it challenging to regulate watering needs) using an indoor well-draining potting mix. Mix a little rooting hormone into the soil. Poke a hole in the soil with a pencil. Then, place the cutting in the hole and tamp the soil down around it. Water the plant and keep it in medium to bright indirect sunlight. After 4-6 weeks, the roots should establish. Division: Divide the Pothos Silver Satin in the early spring when emerging from dormancy. Pull from the container and cut through the roots with a sharp knife or pruners. Repot in a rich, indoor potting soil mix. Use a container 2 inches bigger than the root ball with drainage and is deep enough for the roots to grow. Place the roots at the same level as the previous pot adding soil at the bottom if necessary. Set it in bright, indirect sunlight and water. Check the moisture and humidity each day and add misting to keep the soil moist while the roots establish. After 6-8 weeks, roots will begin to form. You can tug onto the stem to ensure the roots are establishing.