Scindapsus pictus 'Argyraeus'

Silver Pothos

Scindapsus pictus 'Argyraeus'

Silver Pothos

  • Easy to care for climbing plant
  • Exotic, silver-spotted leaves
  • Ideal for high humidity
  • Supports terrarium microclimate
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Description

Scindapsus pictus 'Argyraeus', known for its attractive silver-spotted leaves, originates from the tropical forests of South-East Asia and belongs to the Araceae family. This climbing or hanging houseplant is characterised by its heart-shaped, dark green leaves decorated with silver dots and stripes, which has earned it the nickname "silver leaf" or "satin pothos". It prefers indirect light and high humidity, which makes it an ideal choice for keeping in a terrarium. Despite its exotic origins, Scindapsus pictus 'Argyraeus' is a robust plant that adapts well to different environments and is relatively easy to care for. It thrives best at temperatures between 18°C and 24°C and requires moderate watering, whereby the soil should dry out slightly between waterings.

In terrariums, Scindapsus pictus 'Argyraeus' not only provides a visually appealing addition, but also supports the microclimate with its air-purifying properties and ability to increase humidity. Its long, climbing shoots can be used to green vertical structures or as a hanging plant for an attractive ceiling design. Although flowers are rare in terrarium culture, the plant can produce small, greenish flowers under optimal conditions, although these are rather inconspicuous and take a back seat to the showy leaves. The main attraction remains the glossy foliage with its characteristic silver markings, which is an eye-catcher in any terrarium.

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Scindapsus pictus 'Argyraeus'
Cultivation Options Epiphytic, on supports or as a hanging plant
Growth Height Long trailing stems; can reach several meters
Temperature Prefers warm conditions, 18 - 24 °C
Humidity High humidity preferred, about 60 - 80%
Light Requirement Medium to bright indirect light; no direct sunlight
Watering Allow the top layer of soil to slightly dry out between waterings
Fertilisation Every 4-6 weeks with diluted liquid fertiliser during growth phase
Propagation Cuttings, easily rooted in water or soil
Suitable for Terrariums, rainforest terrariums, part of a hanging plant collection
Cultivation Options
Epiphytic, on supports or as a hanging plant
Growth Height
Long trailing stems; can reach several meters
Temperature
Prefers warm conditions, 18 - 24 °C
Humidity
High humidity preferred, about 60 - 80%
Light Requirement
Medium to bright indirect light; no direct sunlight
Watering
Allow the top layer of soil to slightly dry out between waterings
Fertilisation
Every 4-6 weeks with diluted liquid fertiliser during growth phase
Propagation
Cuttings, easily rooted in water or soil
Suitable for
Terrariums, rainforest terrariums, part of a hanging plant collection

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