The Silver Satin Pothos plant is native to Southeast Asia and is known to be one of the easiest houseplants to keep alive. Its heart-shaped matte leaves and fast-growing trails are quite a visual and aesthetic sight. The plant’s name is derived from the Greek word ‘skindapsos’, which means “upon tree trunks” referring to the plant’s growth.
Silver Splash Pothos are durable as well as easy to handle and care for. If placed in a bright area they are quite happy with the long cascading vines they can become an aesthetically beautiful add-on in any space. They can also be built to grow on poles or trellis and can be considered as living air purifiers, removing common household toxins from the air, making them a healthy and beautiful addition to your life. If you love plants but are afraid to take proper care of them, the lush and leafy evergreen Silver Splash Pothos can be the perfect choice for you.
The heart-shaped leaves of the plant look so heart-warming and pretty that will make you fall in love with the plant. They also act as an air purifier and because it is so easy to care they have an unbelievable resilience and ability to grow immensely. Pothos are not just easy-care plants but their beauty, prettiness, and grace should not be overlooked.
Well-drained soil, providing mid-range humidity, bright indirect light, monthly fertilization, watering accordingly, keeping a check on growth – all these points should be taken care of if you want to keep your Silver Splash Pothos healthy. If this is your first time growing and taking care of Satin Pothos keep reading ahead so you know everything to grow the aesthetic tropical beauty.
The requirements/needs for Silver Splash Pothos –
- Light Requirements: Medium to bright indirect sunlight is preferable for the plant but can live in lower light conditions too. However, if there’s low light the leaves might become smaller or lose its characteristic leaf markings.
- Watering: After the soil is completely dry, water it thoroughly and when the leaves start wilting, it is the perfect time to water it. Reduce the frequency of water during the winter season and water more in the growing season. The plant can handle over-watering but less water can be a risk.
- Soil: A nutrient-rich, as well as well-draining potting mix, is an ideal option for the plant.
- Temperature: Exposure to cold temperatures can be fatal for the plant however most average household temperature ranges are adequate criteria for the plants to grow happily. In number, the temperature should range around 18-29°C for best growth.
- Fertilizer: Balanced and water-soluble fertilizer every two weeks during the growing season and no need for fertilization during the winter season.
- Humidity: Pothos will be benefitted from higher humidity but they do well in average household air too just like most tropical indoor plants.
- Propagation: Propagate stem cuttings in water or in a moist potting mix.
- Re-Potting: Repotting is needed every 1-2 years in the growing season.
- Additional care: Trimming out any dead, discolored, infected, damaged, leaves and stems with clean sharp scissors allows the plant to stay healthy. Avoid tearing the stems by practicing sharp pruning.-
Common Problems you might come across
- Curling and wilting of leaves due to less watering
- Yellowing leaves and wet potting mix due to overwatering
- Prone to root rot due to over-watering
- Spider mites and scale can be encountered sometimes
- Mildly toxic for pets and humans
- Can occasionally cause skin irritation
- Too much soggy soil causes the roots to rot
Most people notice the shiny, bright-coloured trailing Silver Splash Pothos houseplant because of its appealing visual, and not only is the plant beautiful it’s relatively easy to care for as you can see through its basic requirements.