Satin Pothos (Silver Philodendron ): Care and Identification

Can you please identify my houseplant.

How to Care for a Satin Pothos

Silver markings on green Satin Pothos
Satin Pothos Plant
Silver Philodendron

Satin Pothos, Pothos Silver Splash, Silver Philodendron or the scientific name Scindapus Pictus are the many name associated with your plant.  The care is similar to the care for a regular pothos plant.

Be careful not to over water, allow at least 50% of the soil to dry out and the leaves to droop a little before watering.

Provide medium to bright indirect light. Direct sun fades and burns the leaves.

During the winter, keep your Satin Pothos away from cold drafts, doors, and windows.

Temperatures below 45°F (7.2°C) cause the leaves to turn black.

Fertilize every two weeks in the spring and summer, when the plant is actively growing, and monthly in the fall and winter with a balanced liquid plant food.

These plants are considered poisonous and should be kept away from pets and children. Read more about common houseplants that are poisonous in Don’t Feed Me To Your Cat! A Guide to Poisonous Houseplants.

You can read my plant care tips for all pothos plant varieties in the Popular HousePlant section of the website.