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A picture of a Pothos

Pothos

Scindapsus spp.

Silver Vine (Scindapsus pictus) by Mokkie (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Tender

11b

USDA zone

7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

3m

Max

1m

1m

Min

50cm

7 years to reach maturity

Flowering

This plant has no fragrance

More images of Pothos

Some Scindapsus pictus with white speckled green leaves
Some Scindapsus pictus with white speckled green leaves
Some Scindapsus pictus with white speckled green leaves growing up a tree

Pothos Overview

Scindapsus is a genus containing around 35 species in the aroid family, Araceae. They are evergreen perennials with climbing habits and this genus is closely related to Epipremnum. These genera are difficult to distinguish between – it comes down to the number of seeds they produce, but both rarely flower in cultivation. Scindapsus species produce one kidney-shaped seed compared to Epipremnum, which produce multiple. These plants are typically grown for their attractive foliage, many variegated cultivars exist. They are common houseplants, particularly Scindapsus pictus, which is commonly called Satin Pothos.

Common problems with Pothos

Generally pest and disease free.

    How to propagate Pothos

    Cuttings

    Seed

    Special features of Pothos

    Attractive leaves