Scindapsus (Scindapsus) - a genus of plants of the Aroidae family (Araceae), which includes 35 species of vines from the tropics of Southeast Asia. The most popular type of indoor growing is Scindapsus painted, or scindapsus spotted (Scindapsus pictus) from Malaysia.
Painted scindapsus is a climbing plant whose dark green leaves are covered with white or silver spots of various sizes. There are plants in which most of the leaf is white or yellow in color.
Painted scindapsus can be grown as an ampelous or climbing plant.
Scindapsus grows very well near the eastern and western windows. It must be protected from direct sunlight. The temperature of the soil should be at least 16 ° C. Scindapsus is an ideal plant for the winter garden.
In spring and summer, scindapsus needs abundant watering to prevent the drying of an earthen coma, and frequent spraying is recommended. In winter, the plant is watered sparingly.
They are fed with flower fertilizers every 14 days. If the scindapsus grows at room conditions, then it is advisable to transplant the plant annually into a larger pot with new soil.
Pests and diseases of scindapsus
Most often, the plant is attacked by scale insects.
From cold and damp spots appear on the leaves of the scindapsus.
The roots will begin to rot and the leaves will fall if the soil in the pot is excessively moist and the room where the scindapsus grows is not bright enough.
Reproduction is possible by stem cuttings. Roots are formed even in water.
On a note. Plant in a single pot several rooted shoots of scindapsus, hang near the window and shoot on the support.