Pothos amplifolia ‘Silver Leaf’

A Beginner's Guide to Pothos amplifolia ‘Silver Leaf’ Plant Care | All you Need to Grow

Family: Aracaeae           
Common Name: Silver Leaf Pothos, Silver Pothos, Silver Satin Pothos, Silver Queen Pothos, Satin Pothos, Silver Philodendron, Scindapsus ‘Silver Satin’
Botanical Name: epipremnum amplifolia ‘Silver Leaf’

The Pothos amplifolia (amplifolia) 'Silver Leaf’ is a must-have for any plant lover’s collection. Featuring long, accentuated leaves and heavy tropical vibes, this unusual and striking indoor vine is sure to draw some attention! Put it on display and enjoy the admirers – they won’t be able to take their eyes off it.

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Although you should give your Pothos amplifolia ‘Silver Leaf’ 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 Pothos amplifolia ‘Silver Leaf’ 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, every 1 to 2 weeks, 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! 


Pothos amplifolia ‘Silver Leaf’ 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 Pothos amplifolia ‘Silver Leaf’, 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 65-85°F. The warmer the temperature, the quicker the soil will dry out, so keep this in mind.


Like most tropical indoor plants, Pothos amplifolia ‘Silver Leaf’ 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 Pothos amplifolia ‘Silver Leaf’ is a relatively low-maintenance houseplant. Fertilize your plant about every 4 to 6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). You can reduce or even skip fertilizing it in the fall and winter! When you fertilize your plant, 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. 

Growth Rate

Pothos amplifolia ‘Silver Leaf’ 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 Pothos amplifolia ‘Silver Leaf’ is considered to be mildly toxic to pets! Foe! 

Pro Tips

  1. Don’t overwater your Pothos amplifolia ‘Silver Leaf’ as it can lead to root rot.
  2. Avoid overfertilizing this plant and flush the soil occasionally to prevent buildup of salt.
  3. Repot this plant every few years or when it becomes root bound!
  4. Pothos amplifolia ‘Silver Leaf’ are easy plants to propagate. You can do so by placing cuttings in water or soil to root!

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