Two plants that often get confused as the same 🌱❓🌱 The left is commonly referred to as "Satin Pothos" and then right as "Silver Philodendron" but confusingly have both been botanically filed under Scindapsus pictus. Satin Pothos appears more like an Epipremnum - does anyone have any insight for this perplex plant lady?
You can see that the two are distinctly different. Satin Pothos' have larger leaves with splotches that paint more surface area. They also appear to curve where as Silver Philodendron leaves lay satisfyingly flat.
Regardless of their differences in appearance, I care for both pretty similarly. Watered when dry and kept away from direct light. I also give the tips a prune to encourage bushy growth by the base as they usually get a little scraggly.
These plants like to climb so the vines tend to shoot long and sparse with aerial roots that search for wood to adhere to. Because we often keep these in hanging baskets, that regular pruning will keep them tidy and well-shaped ✂🌿 #FieldnotesbyStudioplants
UPDATE 💬: Huge thanks to @stamenandstem! Who clarifies for us: "The S. pictus on the left is the variety ‘Exotica’ and the one on the left is the variety ‘Argyraeus.’ At one point, they were classified in the same genus as Epipremnum, which is where the confusion comes from. They’re neither pothos (Epipremnum) or philodendron - just common names that are constantly confusing ... same species, different varieties."