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Silver Vine

English Name

Scindapsus Pictus 'Argyraeus'

Scientific Name

Description

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.

Indonesia

Origin

Araceae

Family

64°F - 84°F

Temperature (°F)

None

Fragrance

Watering

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.

Feeding

Apply standard liquid fertilizer every 2 weeks during the active growth season.

Repotting

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.

Propagation

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.

Cultivation

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.

Pruning

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.

Tips

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.

Care

Three months after the start of propagation re-pot into 4 inch pot or hanging basket of soil-based mixture.

Humidity

For increased humidity in warm rooms, stand pots on trays of damp pebbles and suspend saucers under hanging baskets.

Soil

Soil-based compost.



Did you know?

Watering is necessary when transplanting, but be careful not to over water.