With silvery dots and splashes against its dark green foliage, the satin pothos (Scindapsus pictus) is sure to grab attention wherever placed in your home. When properly cared for Satin Pothos is a hardy and relatively maintenance-free plant.
Satin Pothos is native to the warm and humid regions of southeastern Asia like Bangladesh, Borneo, the Philippines, Java and Sumatra. Classified as an evergreen climber, Satin Pothos can grow ten feet tall when grown outdoors in frost-free climates, but typically grows around three feet tall when grown indoors either climbing up a moss stick or in hanging baskets. The juvenile leaves are heart-shaped and as the plant matures, become pinnately lobed. Although when grown indoors the plant rarely flowers, in summer insignificant flower spathes form followed by small berries. Satin pothos is usually sold as three main cultivated varieties.