What is a Satin Pothos?
Satin pothos, also known as Scindapsus Pictus or Silver Philodendron, is an evergreen plant in the araceae family. It is native to Asia but can be found all over the world. It has large glossy leaves with unique silver veins running through them and will grow up to 3 feet tall if given enough space. The satin pothos does best in low-light environments and requires minimal maintenance for it to thrive. For this reason, it’s a popular houseplant choice for many people looking for an easy-care potted plant addition!
Why Propagate Satin Pothos?
Propagating satin pothos plants is a great way to increase your collection without breaking the bank. Not only will you have more of these beautiful plants around your home and garden, but propagating satin pothos can actually help keep your original plant healthier too! When propagating your plant, some of the older growth gets cut off allowing new shoots with fresh foliage to take its place (while giving you extra clones). This helps stimulate new growth while simultaneously keeping pests away from the main stem which may have been harboring on it before propagation took place.
How To Propagate Satin Pothos Plants
Propagating satin pothos seems daunting at first since there are so many different methods available online – however don’t worry–it’s actually much easier than you think! All you need are a few supplies like scissors, rooting hormone powder (optional) and some water. Here’s how:
Step 1: Choose healthy stems that have at least 2-3 mature leaves on them – they should not be brown or withered as those won’t root properly anyway.
Step 2: Cut off each chosen stem about two inches below one of those mature leaves – make sure that cut is sharp and clean by using scissors or preferably pruning shears instead of just pulling it away from the main stem with force because this might damage other parts of your plant in the process (and weaken existing roots).
Step 3: Remove any lower leaves so that when planted in soil or water there will only be two sets of mature foliage above ground level – this allows for proper light exposure during photosynthesis which aids in faster rooting development once placed into its new medium .
Step 4: Dip each cutting into prepared rooting hormone powder if desired then place into either wet soil/potting mix (which must always remain moist) OR directly into glass containers filled with freshwater & change out every few days until signs of small white roots begin emerging under surface after several weeks– no matter what method used make sure temperatures remain consistent between 65F-85F throughout propagation period otherwise success rates diminish drastically due to prolonged dormant phases occurring during fluctuating temperature changes
Step 5 : Once established firmly within its medium transfer rooted cutting carefully onto larger pots containing proper drainage holes located near bottom plus incorporate slow release fertilizer pellets as needed once every 6 months !