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Scindapsus Pictus 'Exotica'

Scindapsus Pictus 'Exotica'

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Appearance: This plant has large, heart-shaped, matte green leaves that are spotted with silvery, reflective variegation. This variegation can vary from plant to plant, with some leaves almost entirely silver. The undersides of the leaves are typically pale green. The leaf texture is somewhat velvety, giving it a satin-like feel.

Light: Scindapsus pictus 'Exotica' prefers bright, indirect light. Too much direct sunlight can scorch its leaves, while too little light can cause the variegation to fade. However, it can tolerate lower light conditions better than many variegated plants.

Water: This plant likes its soil to be kept lightly moist but not waterlogged. Overwatering can lead to root rot. It's generally a good idea to let the top inch or so of the soil dry out before watering again. The plant also appreciates higher humidity but can tolerate average indoor humidity.

Soil: Scindapsus pictus 'Exotica' prefers a well-draining soil mix. You can create a suitable mix by combining standard potting soil with some perlite or orchid bark.

Temperature: It prefers a normal room temperature range, roughly between 65-85°F (18-29°C). It can tolerate slightly cooler temperatures but should be kept away from drafts.

Propagation: The Scindapsus pictus 'Exotica' can be propagated through stem cuttings. Cut just below a node and place the cutting in water or directly into a moist soil mix. Once the cutting has established roots, it can be planted in its regular potting mix.

Pests and Problems: Common problems include yellow leaves (often a sign of overwatering) and browning leaf tips (which can indicate dry air or a need for more water). Occasionally, the plant might face issues with pests such as spider mites, aphids, or mealybugs. Regular inspections and immediate treatment at the first sign of pests can prevent severe infestations.

In summary, Scindapsus pictus 'Exotica' is a stunning, easy-to-care-for houseplant that can add a touch of tropical appeal to any indoor space. Its striking, silver-splashed foliage can make it a unique addition to your plant collection.

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