Marble The Silver Pothos

SCINDAPSUS PICTUS CARE GUIDE

Also known as the satin pothos, silver pothos or silver vine. The silver pothos is native to Asian rainforests.

LIGHTING 

Marble isn’t one to fuss and will be happy in all types of light. She is low light tolerant but also will be happy in a medium/filtered light.

WATERING 

Let her soil dry out a little before her next watering. She’s very drought tolerant and will forgive you if you forget to water her. If she is placed in a shady spot she will only need watering once every few weeks. It’s best to check her soil weekly and water when the first three inches are dry.

HUMIDITY 

She will be happy in high and low levels of humidity although Marble doesn’t require any high levels of humidity, normal household humidity levels are good.

TEMPERATURE 

Marble can tolerate temperatures between 15-30°C. As long as the indoor temperature doesn't dip lower than 15°C Mable will be happy.

FERTILISER 

Marble will push out a lot of new foliage all year round especially in a filtered sunny spot. Fertilise her once every 4 weeks in the months from March-September.

REPOTTING 

Marble can be repotted yearly in the spring to promote faster and bigger growth. She’s a fast growing plant that will easily outgrown her original pot. Repot her in a potting mix filled with drainage materials such as perlite and bark.

 

TROUBLESHOOTING YOUR SILVER POTHOS

  Leaves drooping - Marble will start to droop her leaves when she is ready for a drink.

 

 Yellow leaves -  Yellow leaves are usually caused by over watering. Marble does not need much water to thrive. If she is badly over watered this could lead to root rot. 

 

Browning tips - The browning tips is a sign that the air is too dry. Give Marble a weekly mist to keep her foliage fresh.  

OUR TOP 3 CARE TIPS 

Top tip 1: Keep Marble in a brighter light to avoid her variegation from fading.

Top tip 2: Pothos plants are one of the easiest houseplants to propagate. Check out our pruning and propagating blog here 

Top tip 3: Take a damp cloth to her leaves every couple of weeks. Clean leaves will help to absorb more light.