Scindapsus Exotica Complete Care Guide

Scindapsus Exotica looks like a very expensive plant because of that unusual silver leaf pattern. Today I’ll be sharing with you how I grow it and how it repays me.

Scientific name: Scindapsus Pictus Exotica

Also called: Satin Pothos, Scindapsus Pictus Trebie, Silver Vine

Family: ARACEAE

Oh, and if you like video content more, here is the care guide for this plant:

care meter: 8/10

Scindapsus Exotica is quite easy to look after. Once you get it right, this plant will become your new best friend.

light

Scindapsus Exotica will crave that bright indirect light. The silver pattern is even more intense if the light is right.

Lack of light will not only affect the new growth, but the roots as well. When I tried keeping it in moderate light, the leaves got smaller and the roots rotted. It was not fun.

If you really want a Satin Pothos and you don’t have a bright space, you can help it with grow lights. They do wonders for the majority of plants.

watering

Scindapsus Exotica can be watered once a week during growing season. During winter, usually all plants need less water and you can stretch it to once every two weeks.

If the leaves start curling, it could be a sign that the plant needs water. Check the soil before you water your Satin Pothos. The top 4-5 cm should be completely dry.

temperature

Scindapsus Exotica prefers average temperatures. Something between 20-26°C is good enough for your plant to thrive.

Satin Pothos full plant

humidity

Satin Pothos does best with average to high humidity (50-70%). It is usually adaptable, but if you see its leaves curling, maybe you need to adjust the humidity. The higher the better.

fertilizer

Once a month is great for your Scindapsus to be happy. Usually in the winter the fertilizing stops because of dormancy. If you see your plant growing, you can still feed her with less fertilizer.

I use a balanced NPK ratio of 10-10-10, but you can use anything you have in your home.

substrate

Scindapsus Exotica likes a lightweight substrate. This helps with water drainage and keeps roots healthy.

I use a simple mix with only 50% coco coir and 50% perlite. You can also add some pine bark for even better drainage.

plastic versus terracotta

Either you chose plastic or terracotta, Scindapsus Exotica will do well in both. Just to mention that terracotta needs more frequent watering.

I had mine grow in plastic, clay pots and also ceramic pots. It really doesn’t matter, go with what you like best.

Scindapsus Exotica leaf details

repotting

A sign that your plant needs repotting is the yellowing leaves from the base. If you get the plant out of the pot and the roots are super crowded, it’s time for a repot.

Don’t repot your plant if you just got it. Leave your Scindapsus to get used to the new environment at least one month. Repotting right after causes more stress on the plant.

propagation

Scindapsus Exotica can be propagated by cuttings in water or directly into soil. Choose a segment with at least a node. If you can see an axillary bud near the node, it’s even better. New growth will come out from there and your propagation will be a success.

pests

I never dealt with pests on Scindapsus Exotica, but maybe I just got lucky. Mealy bugs or thrips could make an entrance and those need an eviction letter asap.

You can prevent greater damage by checking the plant regularly.

toxicity

Scindapsus Exotica is not pet friendly. Please take care of your pet and don’t let it near this plant.

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