Scindapsus, commonly known as satin pothos or silk pothos, is a slow-growing tropical evergreen climber in the Arum family. It is native to Southeast Asia. In its native habitat, it climbs tree trunks by aerial rootlets or if unsupported tumbles along the ground. Outdoor plants typically grow to 3-6’ (less frequently to 10’) tall if grown through a tree, over a pergola or against a wall. This plant is typically grown indoors as an ornamental plant for appreciation of its alternate, attractively-patterned leaves.
Plants may also be trailed from hanging baskets. Spikes of tiny insignificant apetalous flowers enclosed in spathes bloom in summer. Flowers are followed by small berries. Flowers and berries rarely appear on indoor plants.