Scindapsus Pictus Argyraeus
Scindapsus pictus 'Argyraeus', aka Philodendron Silver, is actually not a Philodendron at all, but it has rich green foliage with silvery, reflective variegation. The heart-shaped leaves are velvety to the touch and matte in texture. Different from other Scindapsus, this small-leafed cultivar shows its variegation in a beautiful spotting pattern throughout the leaves.
They should not be in a position to see the sun directly, although early morning or late evening sun is fine. Filtered sunlight through a sheer curtain is best and most homes are comprised primarily of indirect sunlight. The best spot for them is where they do not see the sun during the majority of the day but still get bright, indirect light.
They will thrive in medium to bright light, but also can tolerate low light. A good medium-light place in your home would be in the middle of a room that has a regular size window. They can be placed almost anywhere in the room but remember, plants will grow based on how much light they receive.
They like the soil to be relatively dry before the next watering. That usually takes about 2 weeks in an average home environment. It will vary depending on the time of year, your environment and lighting conditions, but for them, it's always safer to underwater or water when you see signs of lack of water (i.e. droopy, floppy, or soft leaves). Expect to water more often in brighter light and less often in lower light.
They can live in any average home humidity condition and are fairly hardy.
They are super easy to take care of and have an amazing payoff, with their large, silvery leaves. Watch that you don't overwater this plant as it would much rather have dry soil than have it too wet for too long. Mist your plant daily if you want to increase the humidity around it, your plant will always thank you for that.
The plant comes with a default nursery pot. The nursery pot is usually 0.5" - 1" smaller than stated to fit into the same size decorative pot. Washable Paper Planter Bags are sold separately.
As with all living things, no two plants are alike. There is some natural variation in size, shape, and characteristics. We make every effort to bring you a plant that as closely as possible matches the plant as it appears on our website, in the size you have chosen, and have a good potential to happily grow in your home.