Scindapsus Pictus 'Argyraeus' is an indoor plant. It can be trained to grow upright on stakes or they can trail down from either pots or hanging baskets. The leaves are heart shaped with silvery grey in a roughly circular pattern.
Water moderately allowing the top half inch of the compost to dry out before watering again. During the Winter rest period give just enough to prevent the compost from drying out completely.
Apply standard liquid fertilizer every 2 weeks during the active growth season.
Move the plants into pots one size larger every Spring until maximum convenient size 8 inch pot has been reached. Thereafter top dress every Spring.
Propagate in Spring from tip cutting 3-4 inches long. Take each cutting below a node, remove the bottom leaf and dip cut end in hormone rooting powder. Plant 3-4 cuttings together in a 3 inch pot containing a moistened equal parts of peat moss and coarse sand or perlite. Enclose the whole in a plastic bag or propagator and stand in bright filtered light. Rooting occurs in about 6 weeks.
Bright filtered light throughout the year is best for Scindapsus. At low light levels the leaves lose their color contrast. Normal room temperatures are suitable when these plants are in active growth.
Prevent the plant from growing too big by cutting back stems of larger plants every Spring to a point just in front of a healthy leaf.
If planting in a hanging basket, place 5-6 rooted cuttings around the rim of the basket. These will have enough space for 2-3 years.
Three months after the start of propagation re-pot into 4 inch pot or hanging basket of soil-based mixture.
For increased humidity in warm rooms, stand pots on trays of damp pebbles and suspend saucers under hanging baskets.
Scientists were able to revive a flowering plant from the fossilized fruit found in the stomach of an Arctic ground squirrel who was trapped in ice around 32,000 years ago.