With silvery dots and splashes against its dark green foliage, Argyraeus is sure to grab attention wherever placed in your house. The Silvery Ann is native to South-East Asia and doesn’t need much care, easy to handle. When a Scindapsus Pictus is thirsty its leaves will curl in.
There are two different types of Scindapsus Pictus. One is Scindapsus Pictus ‘Argyraeus’, commonly known as Silvery Ann and another is Scindapsus Pictus ‘Exotica’, also called Silver Pothos. People get very easily confused between which one is which. The Exotica usually has larger leaves and more silver speckling than the Argyraeus.
Growing to 3 m tall in open ground, it is an evergreen climber. The Satin Pothos even made the top 10 in the NASA Clean Air Study conducted into air purifying houseplants, as it removes the harmful substances present in virtually all households, offices and schools.
The pictus is able to neutralise these harmful gases by absorbing them and breaking them down. The air humidity is improved by their regulating evaporation process. As they effectively convert CO² into oxygen, the air becomes healthier.