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Silver Satin Pothos Care & Propagation Guide

Written by Ivy

Dec 02 2021

Silver Satin Pothos Care & Propagation Guide
The properties of Silver Satin Pothos and green pineapple are very similar, and the shape of the leaves is also very similar, but the thickness of the leaves of Silver Satin Pothos is thicker than that of green pineapple, and the leaves are also decorated with patterns, which is very beautiful and suitable to be placed at home!
Silver Satin Pothos is a shade resistant green plant. It likes to grow in a humid environment. It is suitable for protection in bedrooms, study, toilets and other places. It can also be hung on the wall for maintenance. During maintenance, direct sunlight should be avoided. The leaves of Silver Satin Pothos are thick. When watering, you can touch the leaves with your hand to judge whether watering is necessary. If the leaves are wilting and depressed, We should pour some water into the flowerpot and shine immediately!

Silver Satin Pothos Quick Info

Botanical/Scientific Name Scindapsus Pictus
Common Name Satin Pothos
Varieties Argyraeus,Exotica,Silver Ann
Uses Improves indoor air quality,Beautify
Origin Southeast Asia
Light Care Bright, indirect light year round
Soil Care Drains well
Temperature Care 65-85 degrees
Humidity Care Average humidity
Watering The top 50% of the soil is dry
Pruning Care Rarely require pruning
Fertilizer Care Fertilizing for a month
Propagation Cutting,in water
Toxic Toxic to dogs and cats

Silver Satin Pothos Care in Detail

Silver Satin Pothos Care & Propagation Guide

Silver Satin Pothos Watering

Silver Satin Pothos likes the growth environment with certain humidity, but he is also afraid of water logging. In winter, due to the low temperature and slow water evaporation, Silver Satin Pothos also greatly reduces its demand for water. Therefore, in order to maintain it this season, we should appropriately reduce watering. Watering can follow the principle of seeing dry and seeing wet. At ordinary times, we can see that the surface of the basin soil becomes dry and then water it in time. We should try our best to keep the basin soil in a slightly wet and dry state.
In winter, we try to water Silver Satin Pothos on a sunny morning. The water temperature should be consistent with the room temperature as far as possible to avoid damaging the root system of the plant. If the room is dry, we can spray more warm water around the plant to maintain a certain humidity. If we are a water cultured Silver Satin Pothos, we should pay attention to changing the clean water regularly to keep the water clear. Usually, we can change the clean water every 10 ~ 15 days.

Silver Satin Pothos Soil

When preparing Silver Satin Pothos soil, we need to investigate the quality and acidity of the soil, because Silver Satin Pothos prefers loose, breathable and fertile weak acid soil.

Silver Satin Pothos Light

Although Silver Satin Pothos does not have high requirements for light, if it is in a dark growth environment for a long time, it is prone to excessive growth of stems and leaves, loose plant type, smaller leaves and other phenomena due to insufficient light, and the spots or spots on the leaf surface will become shallow or even disappear, seriously affecting the beauty and health of the plant. Therefore, for the maintenance of Silver Satin Pothos in winter, we need to appropriately increase the light and let it bask in the sun as much as possible. It is best to give it more than 4 hours of astigmatism every day. On the one hand, it can promote the photosynthesis of the plant and keep the leaf color bright for a long time; On the other hand, it can also increase the temperature around the plant, so as to enhance the cold resistance of the plant and help it survive the winter safely.
However, it should be noted that these Silver Satin Pothos are foliage plants. They like to scatter light, but they are afraid of excessive exposure. They should be shaded and maintained at noon and afternoon in summer. Otherwise, the leaves are easy to get sunburn. You can keep Pueraria lobata under the light and keep the light bright to maintain the original growth state, but a little scattered light will grow better.

Silver Satin Pothos Temperature

Like green pineapple, Silver Satin Pothos is a negative plant and likes a warm and humid semi shade environment. The most suitable growth temperature of Silver Satin Pothos is 18 ~ 25 degrees, which can withstand a certain high temperature but not cold. It is best to maintain in a greenhouse in winter, and the room temperature should not be less than 10 degrees. It likes slightly acidic soil rich in humus, loose and fertile and well drained, Silver Satin Pothos prefers bright scattered light and is not resistant to strong light exposure.
Silver Satin Pothos likes a warm and humid climate and is afraid of cold. If the temperature is lower than 10 degrees for a long time, the growth of Silver Satin Pothos will be blocked, and the leaves are prone to curling and yellowing; If the temperature is lower than 5 degrees for a long time, it is prone to cold damage, and if it is serious, it will frostbite and freeze to death. Therefore, for the maintenance of Silver Satin Pothos in winter, we must do a good job in cold prevention and warmth preservation, and the room temperature should be kept above 15 ~ 18 degrees.

Silver Satin Pothos Humidity

Silver Satin Pothos likes a well ventilated environment. If it is in a dark and poorly ventilated room for a long time, it is easy to breed diseases and pests, yellow leaves, falling and other phenomena. Therefore, even if we maintain Silver Satin Pothos in winter, we should pay attention to maintaining good ventilation conditions. When it is warm at noon on sunny days, we can open windows appropriately for ventilation, To strengthen the circulation of indoor and outdoor air and reduce the breeding of bacteria.

Silver Satin Pothos Fertilizer

The growth of Silver Satin Pothos also needs to consume certain nutrients. In its vigorous growth period, as long as the temperature is appropriate, we can apply thin nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium compound liquid fertilizer to it once or twice a month to promote the growth of branches and leaves and improve the disease resistance of the plant. However, in winter, due to the low temperature, the growth and metabolism of plants become slow or even stop, so the demand for fertilizer and water of Silver Satin Pothos is almost zero. In addition, the absorption capacity of roots to fertilizer and water is also limited. Therefore, all fertilization behaviors need to be stopped in the low temperature environment in winter to avoid fertilizer damage caused by low temperature, such as root burning and seedling burning.

Silver Satin Pothos Pruning

During the daily management, Silver Satin Pothos pruning is also very important. We also need to pay attention to the growth status of its branches and leaves as much as possible. If the root tip of the leaves is yellowing, trim these diseased leaves in time to avoid spreading to other healthy branches and leaves and causing unnecessary secondary infection.
We also need to water and topdressing Silver Satin Pothos in time after pruning. We often need to add a little nutrient solution to the Flower water, mix it evenly, and then put it into the watering pot to evenly wet the soil surface, so as to give consideration to the supply of water and nutrients at the same time. Moreover, we can indirectly avoid the phenomenon of ponding, composting and root burning, which is beneficial to the healthy and healthy growth of Silver Satin Pothos.

Silver Satin Pothos Repotting

Every 1-2 years or so, we need to carry out Silver Satin Pothos repotting for its vigorous roots. During the period of Silver Satin Pothos repotting, we also need to carry out sterilization and disinfection in addition to trimming the diseased parts.
The timing of Silver Satin Pothos repotting also has a great impact on it. It often needs to start in spring when the temperature meets its growth standards, which can greatly accelerate its pot serving, promote it to smoothly adapt to the new soil environment and grow more dense roots.

Silver Satin Pothos Pest & Disease Control

Root rot
Silver Satin Pothos root rot is a very common disease in the process of breeding Silver Satin Pothos. It mainly endangers the roots of Silver Satin Pothos, causes it to rot, and causes the leaves to wither, yellow and fall off until death.
For the root rot of Silver Satin Pothos, it only needs to spray 500 times of 50% carbendazim wettable powder at the initial stage of onset, or directly irrigate its roots. If the disease is serious, other methods should be used to pull out Silver Satin Pothos, remove its rotten roots, change soil, change pots and replant.
Leaf spot
Leaf spot disease mainly causes harm to the leaves of Silver Satin Pothos. In the early stage of disease, many small brown spots will appear on the leaves, and in serious cases, the spots will spread all over the whole leaves.
For the treatment of leaf spot disease, it should be found in time. In the early stage of the disease, we only need to remove the diseased leaves and spray them with 500 times of 95% ammonium Daisen or 1000 times of 80% carbendazim wettable powder. Pay attention to ventilation during this period.
Anthrax
Anthrax is also a very easy disease to cause when breeding Silver Satin Pothos. It mainly affects the middle part of the leaf, and there are reddish brown or dark brown spots. With the aggravation of the disease, the spots will gradually expand and appear ring spots.
First of all, we need to remove the diseased leaves, and then use drugs to control anthrax. There are many pesticides that can control anthrax, such as mancozeb, carbendazim, tobuzin, carbendazim and so on.
Aphid
In the process of breeding Silver Satin Pothos, aphids are also one of its main pests. In indoor breeding, aphids will have a greater impact. Aphids prick the juice of new branches and leaves, which will affect the normal growth of plants after spring.
If the situation is not serious, it can be removed by washing with plant ash attached to the page. If there are many pests, it can be diluted with imidacloprid emulsion in the ratio of 1:50 and sprayed with water.
Scale insects
Scale insects are also one of the main pests of Silver Satin Pothos. Adsorption on the leaves makes the leaves lose luster, and its excreta will also lead to anthrax. Therefore, the control of scale insects is very important.
If there are few scale insects in Silver Satin Pothos, we can wipe off the live insects with 75% of cotton wool, or wipe off the insects with washing powder, and spray them with 2000 times of 25% chlorpyrin wettable powder every 15 days for two consecutive times.

Silver Satin Pothos Propagation

Silver Satin Pothos Care & Propagation Guide

Silver Satin Pothos Cutting Propagation

This kind of plant is usually made of Silver Satin Pothos cutting propagation. Cut off a section of branches, and each section has about two or three growth nodes. The cut Silver Satin Pothos should remove the leaves at the bottom, and then soak them in water to take root, or directly cut them in the soil. We should keep the soil loose and well drained, water the soil regularly, maintain slight acidity, and spray water occasionally to maintain humidity, so that Silver Satin Pothos will grow well.
It is also a good way for us to use the branches and leaves of Silver Satin Pothos for cutting. However, this cutting method has high requirements for soil and nutrients, otherwise it is not easy to take root. It is suggested that flower friends can cultivate their roots in water for a period of time before cutting in this way, and then transplant them into the flower pot. In this way, the survival rate is guaranteed. If we want Silver Satin Pothos to accelerate rooting, we can dip the branches with rooting powder and then cut.
We can use scissors to cut the root system of the adult plant of green pineapple. Each section is about 4-5cm long. Because the root system of green pineapple itself is alive, we can cut this section directly into the soil and survive in three or four days. This method is also the most reliable cutting method. Silver Satin Pothos is normally maintained after cutting. Generally, a full pot will grow in less than a month.

Silver Satin Pothos Propagation in Water

First, we need to select a basin of normally growing Silver Satin Pothos as the mother plant for hydroponic culture, and then use sterilized scissors to cut some healthy branches from the mother plant as cuttings. During pruning, it is recommended to cut along the branches obliquely, so that the shear opening appears in the form of an inclined plane, and then clean the branches with clean water, especially the dust on the leaves.
After washing the branches, we cut Silver Satin Pothos into several sections, each of which is about 10 cm long. However, we need to ensure that there are prominent buds on each section of branches, so as to ensure that each section of branches can sprout roots and sprout after cutting.
We can prepare a shallow glass flowerpot and inject some water into the pot. Then we can arrange the cut Silver Satin Pothos cuttings evenly in the pot. At the same time, we need to check that the buds on the Silver Satin Pothos branches are soaked in water. If not, add some water or gently press these buds under the water to ensure that all buds are soaked in water.
After about a week, the bud points on the branches of Silver Satin Pothos will germinate from the inside of the epidermis, exposing white buds, and then slowly draw out slender white roots. When the root whiskers grow to a certain length, it indicates that the cultivation of Silver Satin Pothos seedlings has been successful. However, when the amount of water in the basin decreases, it is necessary to add water appropriately to ensure that these young Silver Satin Pothos plants can grow smoothly. Due to the tender root system, it is necessary to avoid direct sunlight.

Silver Satin Pothos Benefits

Silver Satin Pothos has mottled leaves and is full of green all year round. It is of great ornamental value, and it also has a strong ability to purify the air. Silver Satin Pothos can adsorb benzene, trichloroethylene, formaldehyde, toluene and other harmful substances in the air, which can effectively clean the air and improve indoor air quality. In addition, it is easy to propagate Silver Satin Pothos.

Silver Satin Pothos Care FAQs

How to deal with silver satin pothos yellow leaves?

First, we should trim the yellow leaves of Silver Satin Pothos, and then observe the soil. If we find that the soil is a little dark, especially around the root system, which is more dark when watering, the root system is rotten. At the beginning, the root rot can not be seen from the soil, but after repeated watering for a long time, the more serious the root rot is, it will infect the soil, and there will be dark signs on the soil surface.
If it's really rotten roots, it's best to separate Silver Satin Pothos from the flower pot, and then cut off all the rotten parts with sterilized scissors to leave healthy parts. After that, spray the wound with carbendazim solution, dry it at the vent, and plant a basin again. If you want new roots to grow faster, you can dilute them with rooting powder and water, and pour a little on the soil to promote root growth.
The yellow leaves of Silver Satin Pothos are generally caused by improper fertilization, excessive watering and hot and humid air. Some flower friends like to apply some self-made fertilizer to Silver Satin Pothos, such as rice washing water and Fruit peel. These are raw fertilizer and can not be used. If they are used directly, they will burn the roots and the leaves will be affected. Therefore, it is suggested that flower friends, self-made fertilizer should be fermented and decomposed before use.
However, the self-made fertilizer does not contain many nutrients after all. Silver Satin Pothos likes big fertilizer. If you want it to grow rapidly, you can use it with some organic liquid fertilizer. The self-made fertilizer can be used once every few weeks as an auxiliary fertilizer, while the organic liquid fertilizer can be applied every 15 days, which can comprehensively supplement the nutrition of Silver Satin Pothos. Silver Satin Pothos absorbs enough nutrients, which will promote root growth and leaf bud differentiation. The leaves are green and can soon climb the wall!
The next is the reason for watering too much. Many people make this mistake, which leads to the death of Silver Satin Pothos basin by basin. The fundamental reason is that you can't grasp the amount of water, so you can pour too much. But don't worry. We can tap the flowerpot before watering. The sound is dull, and there is still a lot of water. We don't need to water. If it is loud, there is little water, so we can water it.
In addition to reducing watering in winter, Silver Satin Pothos can be watered thoroughly in other time periods to keep the basin soil moist. The air is muggy in summer. Watering is easy to be high temperature and humidity, which will also cause the leaves to turn yellow. It is suggested that flower friends choose to water when the temperature is lower than 30 degrees to avoid Silver Satin Pothos yellow leaves. If it is really muggy, we can spray water on the air to reduce the temperature.

Why my silver satin pothos leaves curling?

Silver satin pothos leaves curling has two main reasons. One is that it is short of water and rolled up to reduce water evaporation. One is that the light is too strong and rolled up to reduce the light receiving area and prevent leaf sunburn. If the light is too strong, Silver Satin Pothos curl is easy to understand. This is a common characteristic of most plants. It is a natural phenomenon that the leaves will stretch when the light is improved. The leaf curl of Silver Satin Pothos is divided into physiological water shortage and pathological water shortage. What is physiological water shortage? That is, there is no watering for a long time, the soil is too dry, and the leaves are short of water. What is pathological water shortage? There is no water for a long time and the soil is wet, but Silver Satin Pothos leaves are short of water due to diseases. The physiological water shortage of Silver Satin Pothos is easy to solve. After watering in time, the leaves will gradually stretch out. Pathological water shortage is more difficult. Generally, the root system rots and the water cannot be transported to the leaves and stems in time, resulting in leaf curling. If the leaves of Silver Satin Pothos don't curl badly, we should control watering and ventilation, and the situation will be improved. If the leaves curl badly, we need to take off the pot, prune the roots and replant them.
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