Scindapsus Treubii Classification
Species: S. treubii.
We usually give an introduction of the genus to help you get a better understanding of the plant.
Scindapsus are flowering Aroids, majority of which are epiphytic creepers. Southeast Asia, New Guinea, Queens Land and some areas of western Pacific islands are the origin of these plants. These plants are grown on a large scale for commercial selling purposes. Moreover, hybridization is performed to create more unique plant varieties.
Scindapsus has a close resemblance with its sister genus Epipremnum. Both the genera have many members who are pretty hard to differentiate by appearance.
Scindapsus Treubii Plant Features
- The height of the plants depends upon the growing conditions. In good conditions and support, they may get around 6 to 8 feet in length.
- The thick and sturdy oval to heart-shaped leaves grow on smooth stems.
- Each mature leaf may get about 12 to 60 centimetres in size.
These peeps grow un-showy flowers in warm days. However, you will rarely see them blooming indoors.
These plants are added in the NASA list of air-purifying plants. They remove harmful pollutants from the air like formaldehyde. Thus, it creates a healthy living environment by creating a clean and fresh air to breathe.
Just like other members of the genus, these plants are toxic for both animals and pets. So, make sure you keep them away from the plants to avoid health risks.
These perennial plants are hard to kill and come with a long life. Unless you get to do some major No-Nos, the plant stays alive. These Nos include totally forgetting or over-watering the plants, longer exposures to direct sunlight, stronger drifts and severe unsuitable temperatures.
These peeps are even stronger against issues like fungus and pest attacks.
Scindpsus Pictus Treubii
The Treubii is commonly confused with its sibling Pictus plant. Both of them belong to the same genus and have striking and confusing resemblances. However, the main distinguishing feature between the two is the narrower leaves of the Treubii plant.
Scindapsus Treubii Varieties
The plant is found in two famous varieties;
- Scindapsus treubii Moonlight
- Scindapsus treubii Black
These varieties have slight differences in the shade of the leaves. The Scindapsus Moonlight has milky green leaves and silvery hues in the centre. The central silver hues sometimes make it known as the Scindapsus treubii Silver. On the other hand, the Scindapsus treubii Dark has deep green leaves with no silver shade.
All the other features including the care and requirements of both of the varieties are the same.
Scindapsus Treubii Care
If you are thinking to get these peeps for your home, just go ahead. You will not need to spend much time on them. Moreover, they are a nice choice for all the beginners, busy fellows and the lazy peeps out there.
Water them moderately and allow the soil to dry out between consecutive waterings. They have the ability to withstand minor droughts. However, it is better to avoid neglecting them for longer periods. Tap water may cause a mineral deposit on these plants. Thus, filtered water is a better option.
Frequency of watering depends upon the light, temperature and humidity of the area. Plant in brighter light and the higher temperature usually need more water. According to an estimate, about thrice a week is enough to keep the plant happy in summer. While in winter, once a week seems to be enough. It is better to keep an eye on the new plant to understand its requirements. This will help you to adjust the frequency and quantity accordingly.