Friday, November 13, 2009

A Little Something in Silver

As a follow-up to yesterday's post on Epipremnum aureum, popularly called pothos, I thought I'd post some pictures of the other genus popularly called pothos: Scindapsus. This is often referred to as Satin Pothos or Silver Pothos, and occasionally as Silver Philodendron. It is a relative of Epipremnum and of Philodendron, being in the Araceae, or Aroid family, but I still find it a trifle irksome when the names of actual genera are used as common names for plants not in those genera. (Pothos is actually the legitimate name of yet another Aroid genus, which doesn't particularly resemble Epipremnum, Scindapsus, or Philodendron, and isn't sold as a houseplant.) My husband is probably doing a headdesk right now, as he finds my use of Latin names in this blog excessively formal at the best of times. Sorry, sweetheart.

Here are the pictures:

Cuttings of Scindapsus pictus argyraeus, commonly called Satin Pothos. I no longer have the parent plant, but these cuttings have been going along fine in water for a while now.

I have seen this plant referred to as Scindapsus pictus argyraeus with adult foliage and as Scindapsus siamense. Though all the pictures open larger when clicked, this one benefits the most.

Close up of a leaf from the previous plant


Just to muddy the waters a bit, I'd thought I'd post a picture of a plant I bought recently that was mislabled by Exotic Angel as Scindapsus pictus/Silver Philodendron:

This is a juvenile Philodendron brandtianum

I think this shot shows its growth habit, which closely resembles Philodendron hederaceum

2 comments:

Zindagi said...

Lovely blog, and very well managed plants. I'll be here often!

Happy gardening

Karen715 said...

Thank you, and welcome!