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Silver Satin Pothos

Scindapsus pictus 'Exotica'

Size: Small Size Chart
Pot: Eco Planter
Eco Pot

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  • Pet Warning:Toxic To Ingest

  • Care Level:I'm Easy

  • Approximate Size: 4" to 12" W 7" to 9" H

Our Silver Satin Pothos (Scindapsus pictus 'Exotica') 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 that appear to drip from its heart-shaped leaves that are curvaceous to one side. Admire her best hanging or trained up a trellis or moss pole to fully gaze on her leaves of silver. She's definitely a wall candy treat!

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Silver Satin Pothos Care Guide & Presentation

Silver Satin Pothos

Silver Satin Pothos: Overview

The Silver Satin Pothos (Scindapsus pictus 'Exotica') is a vining plant with beautiful, green, heart-shaped leaves splashed with silver-white. The plant is known as Satin Pothos, due to the shimmering effect of its silky-textured leaves. You can train this amazing indoor plant to climb, provided with the right support, or grow it as a spectacular hanging plant, trailing its lovely, long vines from a hanging basket.

This pretty, silvery tropical vine is native to Southeast Asia and can grow outdoors in warm climates (hardiness zones 11-12). The Silver Scindapsus belongs to the Araceae family, and despite its common name, it’s not a true Pothos (Epipremnum aureum). This low-maintenance plant prefers bright sunshine but adapts to various growing conditions. Pothos Silver Satin is toxic to pets because it contains calcium oxalate crystals.  

Satin Pothos symbolizes enduring growth and resilience, and its symbolic meaning and delicate beauty make it a charming and encouraging gift.

Satin Pothos: Benefits

  • One of the top NASA-researched air-purifying plants
  • Perfect decorative vine for homes and offices
  • Fast-growing, easy-care, and undemanding plant
  • Adaptable to various growing conditions 

Scindapsus vs Pothos

Silver Satin Pothos (Scindapsus pictus) isn’t the same plant as real Pothos (Epipremnum aureum), like variegated Pothos Pearl Jade or Golden Pothos. The two plants are similar in being easy to care for and having similar growing requirements. They thrive in bright but indirect sun and need medium watering.


Also, both plants have heart-shaped leaves and a vine-like growing habit, using aerial roots for climbing. However, Satin Pothos' aerial roots are more delicate than the Pothos plant’s robust roots. Real Pothos’ leaves are glossy, whereas the Silver Pothos has a velvety leaf texture. The leaves of the Scindapsus pictus plant tend to have silvery tones, whereas Pothos varieties often display golden, yellow, or creamy-colored variegations.

Satin Pothos: Care Guide

Caring for Satin Pothos is easy; it’s an adaptable plant that thrives with little attention. Here are the most important Satin Pothos care tips to keep your vine lush and beautiful:

Watering and Humidity

The Scindapsus Silver Satin plant needs regular watering. Let the water drain completely before replacing the plant in its decorative pot; it doesn’t like standing in water. Keep the humidity high around the plant.  

Light and Temperature

Bright, indirect light is the best light condition for your Satin Pothos. As a tropical plant, the Exotica Pothos needs warm temperatures, ranging from 65°F to 85°F, to thrive.

Soil, Feeding, and Repotting

Always use well-draining soil for your Satin Pothos plant. Mix in some perlite to enhance drainage. Fertilize monthly with an organic fertilizer during the growing season. Repot your plant into a 2-inch larger pot when you notice roots growing from the old pot’s drainage holes. Water the plant well in advance before repotting. Remember to wear garden gloves to protect your hands from the plant’s sap, which can cause skin irritation.


Another benefit of this lovely plant is that Satin Pothos propagation isn’t tricky. Take several stem cuttings from your plant in early spring and put them in a transparent vase with water. Regularly change the water until you see the cuttings developing roots. When the roots are 1-2 inches long, you can plant the cuttings in soil.

Pruning, Cleaning, and Common Issues

Prune your Silver Satin vine when necessary to keep it looking bushy. You can also clean its leaves occasionally with a shower to remove dust.

Silver Satin Pothos care includes checking the leaves regularly for pests or other issues. Yellowing leaves are often a sign of overwatering; water only when the top inches of the soil get dry to avoid this issue. Low light can cause the leaves to lose their beautiful silvery variegation and look faded. Make sure your plant receives enough light to keep its colors bright.

Silver Satin Pothos: Placement, Companion & Alternative Plants

Silver Pothos is an attractive, easy-care vine that will charm your living space, whether you grow it in a hanging basket or let it climb up a moss pole.

Best Locations & Uses

  • Perfect for bedrooms because of its air-purifying qualities  
  • Ideal for plant lovers with no pets
  • Can thrive as a porch plant in warmer climates, placed in indirect sunlight
  • Easy to care for and suitable for beginner gardeners
  • Great vine for interior decoration that looks amazing in hanging baskets or draped around doorways and mirrors

Companion Plants

Combine your Silver Satin plant with other tropical houseplants to enhance your home and increase the humidity in your living space:

  • Syngonium Holly Bianco (Syngonium podophyllum): The Syngonium Holly Bianco has large, arrow-shaped, silvery leaves, one of the more compact, non-vining Syngonium varieties.
  •  Black Raven ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia 'Black Raven'): A striking conversation starter, the Black Raven ZZ Plant has exotic-looking, dark leaves and is also known as an excellent air purifier.
  • Chinese Money Tree Plant (Pilea peperomioides): The unusual coin-like leaves of the Chinese Money Tree Plant make an eye-catching contrast when combined with other plants.

Alternative Plants

As Pothos Exotica is toxic to pets if ingested, pet owners may want to consider some of our pet-friendly plants: 

  • Peacock Plant (Calathea roseopicta): The Peacock Plant is a popular prayer plant with fascinating variegated leaves in green and yellow, and dark-red undersides. .
  • Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum): A perfect choice for hanging baskets, the Spider Plant is easy to take care of and an amazing indoor air purifier.
  • Silver Queen Air Plant (Tillandsia): Growing by attaching itself to natural trees, the Silver Queen Air Plant is an epiphyte that doesn’t need any soil, making it an excellent choice for mess-free indoor gardens.

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