Common Name: Jade satin pothos
Botanical Name: Scindapsus pictus ‘jade’
Introducing the Green Jade Satin Pothos - the hottest new houseplant around! This stylish indoor vine is unbelievably low-maintenance and adds a unique, mottled green touch to any table-top. Not only does it look great, but it also helps clean the air - bonus!
Although you should give your Green Jade Satin Pothos medium to bright indirect light, this plant can also handle lower light conditions. However, the leaves will become smaller, and the vine will become leggy if the light is not bright enough. If your space is light-challenged, try using LED (light-emitting diode) lights as a supplement light source. Avoid setting this plant in the sun's direct rays, as its leaves will burn! Soft morning sunlight is alright, but only for a few hours.
Water the soil of your Green Jade Satin Pothos plant thoroughly after the soil is almost completely dry. When the leaves start wilting, it is the best time to water them. Water more often in the growing season and reduce the frequency during winter. If the soil becomes compacted, soak the entire root system (root ball) in a bucket of water for 10 minutes to help loosen up the soil. A great way to test the soil for dryness is to pick up the plant; if it feels very light, it is most likely time to water it!
Green Jade Jade Satin Pothos plants love loose, nutrient-rich potting soil. Use a soil medium that can retain moisture but allows for draining excess water to avoid root rot. Most pre-mixed soils will suffice. Make sure there is plenty of organic matter, like coco-coir, peat moss, or shredded leaves, and avoid soil containing moisture-retaining crystals. If your soil drains too quickly, we recommend re-potting your plant into a compost-rich soil mixture with fewer drainage materials.
For your Green Jade Satin Pothos, most average household temperatures will be adequate for this indoor plant. However, if it remains in temperatures under 55℉, the cold air will stunt the plant's growth. Prolonged exposure to cold temperatures can be fatal to this tropical indoor plant. Ideally, this plant thrives most in temperatures between 65-80°F. The warmer the temperature, the quicker the soil will dry out, so keep this in mind. It is also a good idea to ensure good air circulation, as stagnant air can cause fungal problems and invite pests to make a home on your Jade Pothos.
Like most tropical indoor plants, Green Jade Satin Pothos will benefit from higher humidity but also do fine in average household air. Aim for a humidity level of around 40% to 60%. To increase the humidity levels for your plant, you can group plants, provide them with a pebble tray, mist the leaves regularly, and, if possible, place your plant in a room such as a bathroom or a kitchen. These are all great ways to increase the humidity levels for your plant!
The Green Jade Satin Pothos is a relatively low-maintenance houseplant. Fertilize your plant about once a month during the growing season (spring and summer). You can reduce or even skip fertilizing it in the fall and winter! When you fertilize your Green Jade Satin Pothos, use a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer. A balance with an equal nitrogen-phosphorus-potassium ratio is best, such as 20-20-20 or 10-10-10. If you want to take the more "organic" approach, use compost tea or diluted fish emulsion as a natural fertilizer.
Green Jade Satin Pothos is known to be a fast-growing plant compared to other houseplants. If you provide your plant with the proper care, you can expect it to grow up to a mature height of 6 to 10 feet!
Pet Friend or Foe
The Green Jade Satin Pothos is considered to be mildly toxic to pets! Foe!
- Overwatering your Green Jade Satin Pothos can lead to root rot, so it’s crucial to maintain proper drainage for this plant.
- Trim back leggy or overgrown vines to keep a fuller and bushier look.
- Repot your plant every 1-2 years or when you see it becoming root bound. This typically should be done during the spring season!
- You should dust the leaves on your plant often to ensure that they stay clean and free from pests!