Pothos Silvery Anne

A Beginner's Guide to Pothos Silvery Anne Plant Care | All you Need to Grow

Family: Aracaeae           
Common Name: Silvery Anne, Satin Pothos, Silver Pothos
Botanical Name: Scindapsus pictus ‘Silvery Anne’

The leaves of this extraordinary Scindapsus are as elegant as they are bold. They are different from other Silver Pothos as some leaves will become almost entirely silver! Have patience with this slow-growing vining plant because once it becomes established and with the proper care (that means not over-watering it), it will add a sparkle to your space -- no batteries needed!

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Pothos Silvery Anne prefers medium to bright indirect sunlight but can live in lower light conditions. However, the leaves will be smaller, and the vines 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 your plant in the direct rays of the sun as its leaves will burn! Soft morning sunlight works for this plant, but only for a few hours.


For your Pothos Silvery Anne, water the soil thoroughly after the soil is almost completely dry. When the leaves start wilting, it is the best time to water it. Water more often in the growing season and reduce the frequency during the winter months. If the soil becomes compacted, then 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 and if it feels very light, then it is most likely time to water it! 


Pothos Silvery Anne loves 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 Silvery Anne, 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.


Pothos Silvery Anne plants can tolerate a wide range of humidity levels. However, this plant will do better in humidity levels that are higher, especially if the air in your home is more on the dry side. Aim for a humidity level range of 50% to 70% for your plant to grow as healthy as possible!


The Pothos Silvery Anne 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 Pothos Silvery Anne, use a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer. A balance with an equal nitrogen-phosphorus-potassium ratio is best, such as 10-10-10 or 20-20-20. If you want to take the more "organic" approach, use compost tea or diluted fish emulsion as a natural fertilizer. 

Growth Rate

Pothos Silvery Anne is known to be a fast-growing plant compared to other houseplants. This growth would occur most likely during the growing season. The Pothos Silvery Anne plant's growth rate will usually slowdown in the colder months. Regarding the mature height for this plant, it can reach a mature height of 6 to 10 feet (or even more – over time). Please remember that you have control over this plant's height! 

Pet Friend or Foe

The Pothos Silvery Anne is mildly toxic to pets! Foe!

Pro Tips

  1. To keep your Pothos Silvery Anne attractive look, regularly pruning it is essential!
  2. Ensure you clean your plant by gently wiping the leaves with a damp cloth.
  3. Always keep an eye out for any signs of pests like spider mites or mealybugs. If you spot any, you should treat the issue accordingly.
  4. Increase humidity levels (if needed), by misting the leaves or providing your plant with a pebble tray that has water under the pot.

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