So you got your hands on the mighty Scindapsus Treubii Moonlight?! Here’s our guide on how to get the best out of it…
Scindapsus Treubii Moonlight Summary
|Light needs:||Bright indirect sunlight.|
|Watering needs:||Only water it if the soil is dry all the way down.|
|Fertilizer:||Use a balanced fertilizer or one with higher nitrogen for the foliage (an npk of 5-5-5 or 5-3-3) monthly in summer.|
|Soil:||Cactus and succulent mix.|
|Temperature:||18°C to 25°C (64-77°F).|
|Where to buy:||Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.|
|Other names:||Sterling silver.|
|Common issues:||Overwatering and underwatering.|
Silver-leafed plants have become really fashionable, and the Scindapsus Treubii Moonlight along with it. It is related to the popular scindapsus pictus, and grows in a similar way, but is a striking silvery green color.
Scindapsus Treubii Moonlight Light Needs
Ideal light conditions for scindapsus treubii moonlight is bright indirect sunlight.
How Often to Water
Check your scindapsus treubii moonlight weekly, but only water it if the soil is dry all the way down. It is important that these plants do not sit in water.
Use a balanced fertilizer or one with higher nitrogen for the foliage (an npk of 5-5-5 or 5-3-3). Feed your scindapsus treubii moonlight monthly in the spring and summer months.
Scindapsus Treubii Moonlight Soil
This scindapsus needs a cactus and succulent mix. It really must be well draining, this is really important as the biggest problem for these plants is waterlogging, they are really sensitive to root rot. You can also use normal potting compost but add plenty of perlite as well as orchid bark.
When To Repot
The best time to repot is in spring before the main growing months (although year round is also fine). Pot it up a size if it becomes root bound.
These grow up trees in the wild, so many people use a moss pole to replicate this, and the plant looks great when trained to grow vertically.
60% humidity is ideal to get the best out of your scindapsus treubii moonlight. They will do fine in most normal household environments but you can mist them a few times a week or even daily in the summer, to get the best out of them.
18°C to 25°C (64-77°F), normal household temperature.
Scindapsus Treubii Moonlight Propagation
This plant grows fairly slowly, so I would favor using soil propagation as you can ‘set it and forget it.’ Well almost, you’ll need to keep it moist.
Follow these steps to propagate it:
- Take a cutting including at least 2 nodes, with leaves on the higher up of the nodes.
- Keep the leaves on the higher node and strip the leaves from the lower one. This is where roots will grow from.
- Get a pot with some wet but not soaking soil and plant the cuttings in the soil with the naked node under the soil.
- Put the whole thing in a clear plastic bag that is big enough to cover the whole pot and plant.
- Spray the plants with water and then seal the bag. You want it to be really humid. Then poke 2 holes in the top of the bag to allow a small amount of air to circulate, but keep a lot of the humidity in.
- Open it once a week to change the air and to spray it if the humidity has dropped.
It should be fully rooted and putting out new growth in a month or two.
Where To Buy
Sterling silver scindapsus.
Scindapsus Treubii Moonlight Darkform
The scindapsus treubii moonlight darkform is a much darker version of the plant, with very dark green foliage. It has very similar care needs, but will often cost a bit more.
Technical, Trend and Price Info
Habitat And General Info
Genus/Species: Genus: scindapsus treubii. Species: scindapsus treubii. (source).
Natural Habitat: South East Asia (source).
Zones: 10 (source).
Are they toxic to pets?: Toxic to dogs, cats sources. (source).
Taken September 2021, showing the last 5 years of worldwide Google search traffic.
Europe: 20-30 Euros. USA: 20 USD.
(Prices taken from Etsy and Ebay sellers, September 2021, for a full plant).
Instagram Trend: 14023 uses of tag #scindapsustreubiimoonlight.
(Count taken September 2021).
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Scindapsus Treubii Moonlight FAQs and Common Problems
Common issues with scindapsus treubii moonlight are overwatering and underwatering. Make sure you are checking the plant once a week to see if it needs watering, but then only watering when it is completely dry.
How To Tell It Part From The Other Scindapsus?
It has slightly bigger and more elongated leaves and it is not speckled like the others, it’s bigger leaves have big silver patches that cover almost the entirety of the leaves up to its green borders. They are really silver and stand out from normal green foliage.