Secondly, is satin pothos the same as Scindapsus?
Colloquially, scindapsus plants are often called silver or satin pothos. The pothos (read all about it here) does share many similar characteristics and care requirements as the scindapsus, but they’re technically different plants. Just technically.
Keeping this in consideration, does satin pothos purify air?
This rare Satin Pothos, is one of the most decorative houseplants and a favorite for its resiliency and indoor air cleaning qualities. Pothos are recommended by NASA’s Clean Air Study for it’s air purifying attributes.
What soil is best for silver satin pothos?
It is easy to make a suitable potting medium for growing silver satin pothos. You should mix equal parts of potting soil, peat moss, and perlite. Instead of perlite, you could add charcoal pieces or coco coir chips to help increase drainage. The peat moss keeps the soil moist so that the roots get nourished.
In the wild, Scindapsus pictus ‘Exotica’ is a relatively slow-growing plant. Its creeping vines reach up to 10 ft. (3 m) tall. The tropical plant also produces small flowers in its native environment.
There is only one rare species of Scindapsus that I have seen available in the houseplant market here in the United States, which is Scindapsus treubii. Because it is rare, it isn’t something I’ve ever seen in a store near me, but only from online vendors.
In the wild, Scindapsus grows as an epiphyte climbing along the trunks and limbs of trees attaching themselves with aerial roots. Therefore, it’s a great specimen to train to climb up a coir pole, or placed on a ledge/shelf to cascade over as a trailing plant!