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PlantFiles: Satin Pothos, Silk Pothos
Scindapsus pictus 'Exotica'

Family: Araceae (a-RAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Scindapsus (skin-DAP-sus) (Info)
Species: pictus (PIK-tus) (Info)
Cultivar: Exotica

Synonym:Scindapsus argyraeus

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USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade

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Grown for foliage

Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Fires_in_motion On Jan 12, 2011, Fires_in_motion from Vacherie, LA (Zone 9a) wrote:

A gorgeous philodendron/pothos with extremely rugged (thick, leathery/plastic-y) leaves that have sexy silver/gray patterns on top. Combined with the fact that the leaves are shaped like a cross between a comma and a heart, the overall effect is of the paisley designs that were the rage in the '60s. The toughness of the leaves reminds me somewhat of those of Phoenix dactylifera, or Butia spp. palms, and indicates to me that this plant won't lose much water due to transpiration. Hence I won't be watering it very much. Though hard to find, this is a great upgrade from the standard ol' Pothos (Epipremnum aureum) that's sold at every nursery, Home Depot, Wal-Mart, grocery store, etc.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Brooksville, Florida
Pahrump, Nevada

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