How to Care for a Silver Satin Pothos

How to Care for a Silver Satin Pothos

Use these instructions to care for a Silver Satin Pothos plant. This guide will tell you how to water your Silver Satin; its light, temperature, and humidity preferences; and any additional care your plant might need to help it grow.


LIGHT REQUIREMENTS
Silver Satin Pothos likes bright, indirect light year round. Harsh, direct sunlight will scorch the leaves, while too little light will cause the leaves to lose their variegation.

WATER REQUIREMENTS
Water your Pothos enough to keep the soil moist, but not wet or saturated. It’s best to water when the top inch of the soil is dry. Don’t worry if you forget—it will occasionally tolerate a missed watering! Look out for yellow leaves, they are a symptom of too much water.

HUMIDITY PREFERENCE
Your bathroom or kitchen would be a great choice for your Silver Satin Pothos because it does best in a slightly more humid environment. Brown leaf tips may indicate the air is too dry.

OPTIMUM TEMPERATURE
Silver Satin Pothos prefer average to warm temperatures of 65-85 degrees. Do not expose it to temperatures below 65 degrees even for a short time because cold air will damage the foliage. Avoid cold drafts and sudden temperature changes.

PLANT FOOD
Feed monthly in the spring through fall with a general purpose indoor plant fertilizer.

ADDITIONAL CARE
Trim out any dead, discolored, damaged, or diseased leaves and stems as they occur with clean, sharp scissors. Snip stems just above a leaf node; new growth will emerge from this cut and trimming close to the node will also prevent an ugly stub at the site. Use sharp pruning shears to avoid tearing the stems.

TOXICITY
Pothos are mildly toxic to pets and humans. It can cause a mild irritation to the mouth if chewed or swallowed and also a mild digestive reaction.