Scindapsus Silver Hero
Plant Care,  Rare Houseplants,  Scindapsus

Scindapsus Silver Hero

The scindapsus silver hero is an easy to care for and impressive plant, we run down all you need to know…

Scindapsus Silver Hero Summary

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Light needs:Medium to bright indirect sunlight.
Watering needs:Check weekly, water when top 50% soil is dry.
Fertilizer:A balanced fertilizer once a month in spring and summer.
Soil:Add 20% perlite to a standard potting mix.
Humidity:60%.
Temperature:18°C to 25°C (64-77°F).
Where to buy:Try one of these Rare Plant Shops.
Common issues:Leggy stems due to low light and overwatering.

Introduction

The scindapsus silver hero is a climbing scindapsus with beautiful silvery green leaves. It is a relative to the scindapsus pictus and scindapsus treubii moonlight.

Scindapsus Silver Hero Light Needs

Medium to bright indirect sunlight is ideal. I have seen them survive in low light conditions, but they do not want to be in direct sunlight as it will very likely burn or crisp the leaves.

How Often to Water

Check it once a week and water it when the top 50% is dry. They are not especially fussy in this regard, but you don’t want under and overwatering issues to show on those beautiful leaves.

Fertilizer

Use a balanced fertilizer once a month in spring and summer to encourage bigger and quicker growth.

Scindapsus Silver Hero Soil

Use a well-draining potting compost. Add 20% perlite to a standard potting mix to aid drainage.

When To Repot

Repot when it outgrows its current pot. The best time is in spring, and it’s a good time to take cuttings and propagate too. You can repot any time of year though if you like.

Humidity

60% humidity is great, which means adding humidity with a pebble tray under the pot and misting it regularly.

Temperature

18°C to 25°C (64-77°F).

Scindapsus Silver Hero Vs Platinum

The scindapsus silver hero and platinum are the same plant, they are just different names for the same thing.

Scindapsus Silver Hero Vs Moonlight

The silver hero has sparser leaves and is much more of a handing plant. The moonlight will hold it’s shape as a climber, and has more dense foliage.

Where To Buy A Scindapsus Silver Hero

Try Etsy or one of these Rare Plant Shops.

Other Names

Scindapsus pictus silver hero.

FAQs and Common Problems

Common issues include the stems getting ‘leggy’ this usually means the plant just need a bit more light. You can cut off the leggy stems and propagate them to make the plant bushier.

Also over watering is a common issue, especially when the temperatures drop and the plant needs less water. Always check the soil before watering.

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