Jade Satin Scindapsus care does not require you to be a plant expert. Learn how much light it needs and how to keep this tropical vining scindapsus variety happy in your home!
There is a key difference, though—the Scindapsus Pictus “Jade Satin” has gorgeous, unique leaves that have no variegation.
Scindapsus plants in general originate from Southeast Asia where they grow abundantly. However, while I was researching this plant’s origin, I noticed that “jade satin” was also trademarked in 2008 by Austin Theo Bryant. If you pay particular attention to any one thing about Jade Satin Scindapsus care, let it be the lighting needs.
Just make sure it is receiving the full color spectrum and getting exposed about half the day. If you plan on keeping your Jade Satin outdoors where the sun’s rays are more harsh, make sure its tucked safely away under some shade or dappled light. After I got decent root growth from the node and the plant pushed out a new leaf, I moved it to my DIY plastic propagation box in a sunny window.
Once the second new leaf began sprouting and the roots were getting really mature, I transferred my little Jade Satin cutie into fresh soil in a pot and moved it outdoors in the shade. Baby jade satin on my covered back porch in bright shade Its soil should have proper drainage so the plant doesn’t sit in excess water.
The ideal combination is a generic potting mix with coco coir or fine moss and perlite. On the other hand, if the soil drains too fast, it won’t deliver sufficient nutrients to the plant. If you’re concerned about the soil’s nutrient capacity, mix in some compost or organic matter.
You can easily overwater a Jade Satin Scindapsus, so you might have to keep track of how often you water it. Underwatering is actually something you won’t have to worry about necessarily since the Jade Satin can tolerate missed waterings and bounce back quickly. Remember that the Jade Satin is a Scindapsus cultivar, and these plants hail from a warm and humid climate.
If you are in a place that gets cold at night or during the winters, make sure you keep your Jade Satin inside and away from drafty windows. Jade Satin Scindapsus grows best when the humidity levels exceed 50%. Just keep an eye on the levels during hot, dry summers and when heaters are on during the winter. There are a few easy ways to increase humidity such as a pebble tray with water, keeping it in the kitchen or bathroom, and growing it near other houseplants.
The humidity where we live is spectacular for tropical plants, and I take full advantage of it! Just as a heads up, propagating a Jade Satin Scindapsus takes lots of time and patience.
Cover the top with a plastic bag and keep the cup near bright, indirect light. I saw my first Jade Satin Scindapsus about an hour away from me at a nursery in DC—however, they sold out almost immediately.
My busted leaf and node ended up coming from someone in a Facebook plant group.