- Climbing plant with silvery leaf pattern
- No high demands
- Ideal for rainforest terrariums
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The Satin Pothos, Scindapsus pictus, is also mistakenly traded as "Epipremnum pictus" and is one of the most beautiful climbing plants for the room and terrarium. Like the true Epipremnum species, it is a climbing arum from tropical Asia. It occurs from Bangladesh to Indonesia and the Philippines in tropical rainforests and is very variable. There are different forms with pure green to variously silvery patterned leaves. These have a silky sheen, therefore its common name. In nature, Satin Pothos climbs up tree trunks with adhesive roots, the leaves clinging flat to the support. It also does this to a greater or lesser extent as a terrarium plant in a humid environment, preferably on climbing aids such as moss sticks. The shoots also grow hanging down or creeping on the ground.
Scindapsus pictus grows well in loose, humus-rich soil or in hydroponics. The substrate should be kept moderately moist and should neither dry out completely nor become waterlogged. When the plant is well established, it can be supplied with a houseplant fertiliser. Although it originates from the tropical rainforest, Satin Pothos tolerates dry air. It does not need much light, but grows best in a bright position without full sun. Temperatures should be at least 20°C and should not fall below 15°C for a long time. In a moist environment the roots attach themselves to the support, otherwise the shoots must be attached where they are to climb. Propagate by head cuttings and partial cuttings; stems lying on the ground will take root at the nodes.
Scindapsus pictus is a real jungle plant that is easy to keep and best suited for rainforest but also drier terrariums. As a climbing plant, the Satin Pothos attracts attention with its shingling, strikingly silvery leaves. It is also decorative as a hanging plant and ground cover.
Please be aware that the bunch/potted variation of this plant could contain snails and other invertebrates.
Our terrarium plants give every terrarium an individual, natural atmosphere and at the same time provide a healthy environment for all terrarium inhabitants. Our wide range of tropical, subtropical and even arid plants are easy to combine and enhance any terrascape. Whether it's strong succulents, subtle tillandsias, eye-catching neoregelias or wonderful orchids - we offer terrarium plants for different terrascapes from rainforest to desert.
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