Scindapsus vs. Pothos: Plant Lovers, Choose Your Champion!



Scindapsus and Pothos are two lowed and often grown houseplants that belong to the Araceae family. In some cases, mistaking one for another might be fatal for your plant, but more often, it would lead to slow growth and a not-so-great sight.

We will explore their unique characteristics, foliage, growth habits, and care requirements. As a result, you’ll be better equipped to differentiate between these beautiful plants.

Scindapsus vs. Pothos: Key Differences in Appearance & Growth Habits

Scindapsus and Pothos, both popular houseplants from the Araceae family, differ in their genera, foliage, growth habits, and aerial roots.

Overview of Scindapsus

Scindapsus is a tropical vine, known as Scindapsus pictus or Silver Pothos, and originates from Southeast Asia. It is well-known for its velvety, heart-shaped leaves with striking silver variegation.

Overview of Pothos

Pothos, also known as Epipremnum aureum or Devil’s Ivy, is native to the Solomon Islands. This plant boasts glossy, heart-shaped leaves with yellow or white variegation.

Pothos and Scindapsus: Easily Mistaken Varieties

- Scindapsus pictus ‘Argyraeus’ and Cebu Blue Pothos - Scindapsus pictus ‘Exotica’ and Pothos ‘Marble Queen.’ - Scindapsus treubii ‘Moonlight’ and Pothos ‘Golden’

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