Brighten up your home with a unique and unusual climber plant
Its name literally comes from the thin, silver stripes that dance across each of its leaves. Relatively easy to maintain, the Silver Streak Pothos thrives in warmer, indoor temperatures and will give you joy for many, many seasons, allowing you to linger and savor its gradual changes.
Key Benefits of the Silver Streak Pothos
The much rarer cousin to the Golden Pothos, the Silver Streak Pothos is certain to be a talking point in your home. The stunning bluish-grey colour of the young leaves lends the Silver Streak Pothos a metallic sheen, which over time, will contrast with the deeper green of the more mature leaves. The Silver Streak Pothos grows relatively slowly, giving you lots of time to savor the gradual changes to your plant as it matures.
Silver Streak Pothos Plant Care Tips
- Keep out of direct sunlight to avoid scorching the delicate silvery leaves
- Allow the soil to dry out fully before attempting to water your plant, but don’t leave it dry for too long
- Provide your Silver Streak Pothos with a sturdy support stick to climb up, as its nature dictates where it wants to grow
The Silver Streak Pothos Plant Story
Where is it from?
The Silver Streak Pothos originates from the tropical climes of New Guinea and Australia. In its native habitat, the Silver Streak Pothos is often found climbing up another tree. Sometimes known as the Epipremnum Amplissimum Silver Stripe or the Pothos Amplifloia, this houseplant will be grateful for a sturdy support to climb up.
Who are the Silver Streak Pothos for?
Although more uncommon than its cousin, the Golden Pothos or Epipremnum Aureum, the Silver Streak Pothos is no more difficult to look after. Care needs to be taken not to over or underwater the plant and to maintain suitable light conditions. However, the effort is worth it for unique lance-shaped leaves that start out a magical silvery colour that gradually deepens to green as the plant matures.
Is the Silver Streak Pothos the Right Plant for Me?
The Silver Streak Pothos is ideal for plant lovers looking for something a bit different. This unique plant flips our concept of the aging process on its head, starting out with young silver leaves that mature to a deep green. The Silver Streak Pothos can grow to around 2m in height and makes a delightful focal (and talking!) point in your home.
Reasonably easy to care for, especially for seasoned gardeners, the Silver Streak Pothos is an unusual houseplant to find in the UK. Get yours today!
The Silver Streak Pothos is a rare houseplant in the UK. If you enjoy unusual houseplants, check out our lowdown of “Top 10 Rare Plants for your House”.
The Latin name for the Silver Streak Pothos is Epipremnum Amplissimum, which literally means “most abundant upon a trunk”.