There are a lot of different common names around this plant: Silver Philodendron, Satin Pothos, Silk Pothos…and there are at least two distinct cultivars in the general plant hobby. This variety, Scindapsus pictus ‘Argyraeus’ has beautiful deep green leaves with silver spots; each leaf can be 3-4″ in length (in our experience). Sold in a 2″ cup as a rooted cutting, we generally are looking for 3-4 leaves before it’s ready for sale.
General Care Information
A great vining plant that will creep, crawl, climb and ramble. Individual strands can reportedly reach lengths of 10 feet or more. Overall it’s extremely hardy and performs well in a variety of settings…just plant it in the substrate and be sure to train and trim where needed. Originating from Southeast Asia, it’s decidedly tropical and appreciates warmth and humidity. While somewhat moderately growing in our care, it’s also incredibly forgiving and seems to do well with even very low light levels, although higher light levels will be better.
About MiniWaters Vivarium Plants
Any plant whose cultivation condition is denoted as “sanitized” has been put through MiniWater’s bleach treatment and have been held in animal-free conditions following this treatment. While we do not guarantee our plants to be disease and pest free, we believe we are offering the lowest-risk plants possible. We encourage all customers to sanitize any plants they purchase from us, or any other vendor or hobbyist, prior to their use with your animals.
Visit www.MiniWaters.fish/vivplants for further details about how we grow our plants animal-free with organic methodologies while integrated pest management protocols, as well as detailed instructions for our bleach-sanitizing process.