Satin Pothos Plant Care Guide

I recently acquired a beautiful little plant called a Philodendron silver “something”. It has heart shaped velvety leaves with silver splotches. I was browsing your wonderful site and could not find any information on this plant. Could you please give me some care information on this plant?


Hi Cindy,

Silver, velvety, heart-shaped Pothos Silver Splash
Satin Pothos or Silver Leaf Pothos


Satin Pothos plant care is very similar to the plant care for a regular pothos plant. Your plant is also called Silver Pothos or Philodendron Silver Leaf. The scientific name is Scindapsus pictus.

Keeping a Satin Pothos plant in bright indirect light will get the best silver variation in the leaves. Water well and then allow the top 50% of the soil to dry out before watering again. Over-watering is the main reason a pothos plant dies. Bright yellow leaves indicate that the soil has gotten too dry before you watered it. New growth and older leaves turn pale yellow and may get black spots on the leaves when a pothos is over- watered. This is a poisonous plant, please keep it away from small children and pets. You can read all my Satin Pothos plant care tips in the Popular HousePlant section of the website.