Scindapsus Pictus ‘Exotica’: Here’s How To Care And Grow

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Scindapsus Pictus 'Exotica'
Scindapsus Pictus 'Exotica'


Quick Overview

Common NameSatin Pothos, Silver Pothos, Silver Splash Pothos,
Silver Philodendron, Silver Vinear Plant, Cylindrical Snake Plant,
Spear Sansevieria
Scientific NameScindapsus Pictus ‘Exotica’
Sun ExposurePartial
Soil TypeMoist but Well-Drained
Soil pHAcidic
Mature SizeUp to 10 Ft. Long
Plant TypeVine
Bloom TimeSpring, summer
Flower ColorGreen, white
Native AreaAsia
ToxicityToxic to Pets

Origin and Botanical Features

Scindapsus Pictus 'Exotica'
Scindapsus Pictus ‘Exotica’

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Caring: for Your Scindapsus Pictus ‘Exotica’

Scindapsus Pictus 'Exotica'
Scindapsus Pictus ‘Exotica’

Propagating: Growing Your Green Family

Scindapsus Pictus 'Exotica'
Scindapsus Pictus ‘Exotica’

Potting & Repotting: Crafting Your Scindapsus Pictus ‘Exotica’

Scindapsus Pictus 'Exotica'
Scindapsus Pictus ‘Exotica’

Pests & Diseases: A Guide for Your Scindapsus Pictus ‘Exotica’

Scindapsus Pictus 'Exotica'
Scindapsus Pictus ‘Exotica’

Common Problems: with Scindapsus Pictus ‘Exotica’

Scindapsus Pictus 'Exotica'
Scindapsus Pictus ‘Exotica’

FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions

How often should I water my Scindapsus Pictus ‘Exotica’?

Proper watering is crucial for the well-being of your Scindapsus Pictus ‘Exotica.’ The frequency depends on various factors, including the environment and climate. As a general rule of thumb, water the plant when the top inch of soil feels dry. It’s essential to strike a balance; overwatering can lead to root rot, while underwatering may cause stress to the plant. Consider factors like humidity and temperature in your specific location to tailor the watering schedule to your ‘Exotica’s’ needs.

Can I keep my Scindapsus Pictus ‘Exotica’ in direct sunlight?

While Scindapsus Pictus ‘Exotica’ thrives in bright, indirect light, it’s essential to strike the right balance. Morning sunlight is beneficial and can enhance the plant’s growth. However, avoid exposing it to harsh afternoon sun, as this can lead to leaf burn. If your ‘Exotica’ shows signs of stress, such as scorched or yellowing leaves, consider adjusting its placement to provide the optimal amount of light.

What are common pests that affect Scindapsus Pictus ‘Exotica’?

Scindapsus Pictus ‘Exotica’ is susceptible to common indoor plant pests, such as spider mites and aphids. Regularly inspect your plant, especially the undersides of leaves, where pests often hide. If you notice any signs of infestation, consider using natural remedies like insecticidal soap or neem oil. Maintaining a clean and well-ventilated environment around your plant can also help prevent pest issues.

How can I make my Scindapsus Pictus ‘Exotica’ grow faster?

Promoting healthy growth in your Scindapsus Pictus ‘Exotica’ involves providing the right conditions. Ensure it receives adequate indirect light, as this is essential for photosynthesis. Regularly fertilize your plant during the growing season with a balanced liquid fertilizer to supply essential nutrients. Be cautious not to over-fertilize, as this can lead to salt buildup in the soil. Additionally, maintain proper watering and consider repotting if the plant outgrows its container.

Is Scindapsus Pictus ‘Exotica’ safe for pets?

While Scindapsus Pictus ‘Exotica’ is not considered toxic, it’s best to exercise caution to ensure your pets’ safety. Some pets may have mild digestive upset if they consume any part of the plant. To prevent this, keep the ‘Exotica’ out of reach of curious pets or consider placing it in areas they cannot access. If you suspect your pet has ingested any part of the plant and shows signs of illness, consult with your veterinarian promptly.

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