Silvery Ann pothos care is easy and rewarding with stunning silvery variegation that brings visual interest to any space. This tropical vine can add a touch of elegance to your indoor garden or even grow outdoors if provided with proper care.
This article will cover the basics of pothos care and how to grow this beautiful plant in your home.
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About Silvery Ann Pothos
Silvery ann pothos is a cultivar of the famous Satin Pothos with slightly different variegation patterns. It is a type of indoor plant that does not require much care and maintenance.
This versatile houseplant thrives in most homes, regardless of the space or environment. The silvery leaves are produced by exposing their vines to direct light and bright spaces. They change their color from green to silver as they age and mature.
Traditionally grown as a vine, the Silvery Ann Pothos has an upright growth habit and can reach around 6 feet tall with a spread of 4 feet.
Silvery Ann Pothos Care
The Silvery Ann pothos is easy to care for, doesn’t experience many pests or diseases, and is perfect for those who are a little forgetful about watering their plants.
This plant loves bright, indirect light. It grows best in a window with diffused natural sunlight but not direct sunlight.
Unlike other Pothos, the Silvery Ann has the ability to handle some direct sunlight as long as it is in small doses. In fact, its variegation will be prominent if you can provide it with at least some direct sunlight.
Silvery Ann Pothos is not picky about soil. It can grow in just about any potting soil, and it doesn’t require special fertilizer.
However, it does need its soil to be well-draining and come with the ability to retain a little bit of moisture.
Silvery Ann Pothos is a drought-tolerant plant, and it doesn’t need a lot of water. You should only water it when the soil in the pot feels dry to the touch. When watering your plant, ensure that you don’t let any standing water sit at the bottom of its pot; this will cause root rot which can kill your plant.
Avoid overwatering your plant, as this can cause root rot.
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Temperature and Humidity
The Silvery Ann Pothos is a tropical plant that prefers warm temperatures. You’ll want to keep your plant somewhere with an average temperature of between 60 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit.
It’s important to note that this plant can’t handle cold temperatures very well, so if you live in an area with cool winters, you might want to bring your Pothos inside during this time of year.
It appreciates high humidity—between 50 and 70 percent. You can increase the humidity of your growing environment by misting your plant every few days, or you can place it in a terrarium with pebbles or rocks that have been soaked in water.
You should fertilize your Pothos once a month with an organic houseplant fertilizer during the growing season. To avoid burning the leaves, use a dilute solution that’s one-fourth strength and mix it in water before applying it to your plant.
You can add compost to your potting soil every few months if you want to give your plant some nutrients without using fertilizers.
If you’re growing your Pothos in a hanging basket, pinch off the tips of new growth to keep it bushy. You can also prune your plant back if it has become leggy or outgrown its pot. Cut back by one-third of its length and remove any brown leaves.
But, if grown as a vine, pruning encourages growth towards a certain goal. Unlike the Satin Pothos, the Silvery Ann only grows to about 6 feet tall at its largest and needs regular upkeep to keep it looking its best.
Potting and Repotting Silvery Ann Pothos
The Pothos is a very versatile plant and can be grown in a variety of ways. The most common way is to grow it as an indoor vine or stem-trained houseplant.
Plants grown in a regular potting medium, like soil, need to be regularly repotted to keep the soil’s nutrient level balanced and suitable for future growth.
A sign that a plant needs repotting is that its roots have filled the pot and are growing out of it. Repotting will help to keep your Pothos healthy and in good condition.
Spring or summer is the best time to repot your Pothos, though you can do it any time of year. Usually, Pothos plants require reporting every two years, but it can vary depending on their stage of growth.
How to Repot (Step-by-Step)
- Carefully remove the plant from its current container by loosening the dirt around it with your hands or a knife, then gently pulling it out.
- Place the plant on top of some newspaper and use your pruning shears to cut off any dead leaves that are attached to the stem.
- Remove any excess soil from the roots by gently pulling them apart with your fingers.
- Place the plant in its new container, then fill it with potting soil and water thoroughly until water comes out of the drainage holes at the bottom of your new pot.
Propagating Silvery Ann Pothos by Cuttings (Step-by-Step)
Stem cuttings are the preferred method of propagation for Silvery Ann Pothos. You can take stem cuttings from your plant any time of the year, but they’re most successful when taken in spring or summer.
- Cut a 4-inch piece off of a healthy pothos stem using pruning shears. Make sure that the end is not damaged, which would prevent rooting.
- Remove any leaves attached to your cutting except for two or three at the top and bottom.
- Dip the cut end into rooting hormone powder or liquid, then stick it into an appropriate soil mixture.
- Place the cutting in a warm, humid environment and keep it moist.
- The leaves should begin to grow within a few weeks.
- Once your Pothos has taken root, you can move it out of its temporary home and into a pot with soil or peat moss.
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Silvery Ann Pothos rarely flowers indoors. These plants are grown primarily for their attractive foliage and value as ornamental vines or houseplants.
Silvery Ann Pothos is toxic to dogs, cats, and humans. It can cause stomach upset, vomiting, and diarrhea. The plant may also irritate the skin. Keep it away from children and pets to avoid accidental poisoning.
NOTE: This page is not intended as a substitute for veterinary advice. The toxicity of an ingested substance varies depending on the amount ingested, the animal’s weight, and its sensitivity to specific allergens. Contact your veterinarian or local animal poison control center immediately if you think your pet may have ingested a toxic substance.
In most cases, yellowing leaves are caused by an incorrect watering routine. If you are consistently overwatering your plant, the roots can rot and begin to release toxins into the leaves. This can lead to yellowing leaves that eventually fall off of the plant.
The leaves of your pothos plant may turn yellow because of low light levels or nutrient deficiencies. To correct this problem, increase the amount of natural light your plant receives by moving it closer to windows or increasing the number of hours per day sunlight hits it.
If your pothos plant has brown leaves, the problem may be caused by underwatering or low ambient moisture (low humidity). To correct this problem, increase the amount of water you give your plant and increase the humidity level in its environment. You can use a pebble tray or misting bottle to increase humidity levels.
If your pothos plant is growing leggy, it may be a sign of too little light. These plants tend to extend themselves in search of light. To correct this problem, move your plant closer to a window or increase the amount of time it receives direct sunlight.
- Placing under harsh sunlight
- Using poorly drained potting mediums
- Fertilizing during dormancy