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Scindapsus sp.

This beautiful genus of vines, typically boast highly patterned or attractive, smooth and glossy leaves.  Scindapsus pictus and its cultivars are probably the most coveted, with beautiful grey green leaves and a glittery silver pattern covering the top surface. Although most comfortable using its aerial roots to climb it is equally happy to hang from a basket too. As with all climbing and vine plants, the foliage will become larger if allowed to climb rather than hang.

Growing Conditions

Aspect Scindapsus prefer low, bright indirect light either inside or outdoors in a patio.

Soil Use Seasol Indoor Potting Mix a premium potting mix especially formulated for indoor plants.

Growing Scindapsus look amazing all year round, however, growth slows down over winter. The newer leaves will be lighter in colour and darken as they grow.

Scindapsus sp

General care

Watering They must be allowed to completely dry out between watering. Check the soil moisture before watering. If it’s completely dry then water, if not, recheck in a week’s time.

Potting: Keep in a plastic nursery pot and sit inside a cover pot unless growing outside. Give them a totem or something for it to climbing or try growing in a hanging planter. They are ideal sitting on top of a tall shelf, where you can allow plants to cascade over the edge.

Feeding A liquid or granular fertiliser can be used. Apply granular PowerFeed Controlled Release Pots & Plants for Indoor & Outdoors once every season. It combines a premium mix of nutrients, seaweed, and microbes for all plants in pots. Supplement or apply a liquid fertiliser such as PowerFeed PRO SERIES Pots & Planters or PowerFeed All Purpose including Natives every 2 to 4 weeks from spring to autumn and less often in winter.

For a ready-to-use no mixing formula, apply PowerFeed Indoor & Potted Plants 1.25 Lt trigger spray to the soil. This easy-to-use liquid fertiliser and soil conditioner helps to improve your soil and feed your plants. Apply every 2 to 4 weeks during the growing season and monthly in winter if needed.

Watch out for Scindapsus are basically pest and problem free. Leaves may curl if left dry for too long. They will grow in a very uniform pattern if allowed to climb.