Sterling Silver scindapsus (Scindapsus treubii 'Moonlight') is a delightfully trendy and easy-to-grow houseplant. A close relative of both Pothos and Philodendron, it's much less common. Sterling Silver scindapsus sports thick, dark green foliage that bears an elegant silvery sheen on top.
It is a slow-growing houseplant. You can train its vining stems up a trellis or totem; let it grow horizontally across a mantle or tabletop; or hang it and let it trail down out of reach of children and pets. Like its relatives, its leaves grow larger if it's allowed to climb in warm, bright conditions.
Sterling Silver scindapsus is a member of our Trending Tropicals® collection. It has been a relatively uncommon and hard-to-find houseplant despite its good looks and easy-growing nature.
Grow Sterling Silver scindapsus in a spot with medium to bright light to keep it thriving. Not sure how much light that is? Watch to see if the plant casts a medium to strong shadow much of the day. While Sterling Silver scindapsus prefers a bright spot, it tolerates low light. In dimmer spots, it does not grow as full or as lush.
Tip: It does not need natural sunlight to thrive. It enjoys both natural and artificial light.
Like many other aroids, this vine is sensitive to overwatering, so be sure to let the top couple of inches of the potting mix dry before watering again. Its thick leaves allow it to hold up well if it dries out a bit too much. You might find the leaves start to curl under if it stays too wet or too dry for extended periods.
Sterling Silver scindapsus prefers above-average relative humidity, but thrives in more average conditions. If you have especially dry air in your home, boost ambient moisture by grouping your Sterling Silver scindapsus with other houseplants. Or place a small humidifier nearby. You can also grow it on a pebble tray.
Fertilize in spring and summer, if you wish, with a fertilizer formulated for use on houseplants. Just be sure to follow the directions on the product packaging. Never apply more fertilizer than the instructions recommend.
Pruning typically isn't necessary for this slow-growing vine. You can pinch back the new growth to encourage it to branch and become fuller, rather than focusing its growth from one main shoot.
This variety is grown for ornamental use, and is not intended for human or animal consumption.
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