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Scindapsus pictus 'Trebie'

A slow-growing evergreen climber or trailing plant to 1m or more, with large, heart-shaped, variegated silver and dark green leaves. Rarely flowers in cultivation. In the wild it is epiphytic which means it will cling toees. An ideal houseplant to climb or grow along a shelf

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Size
Ultimate height
1–1.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
5–10 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Grey Silver Green
Summer Grey Silver Green
Autumn Grey Silver Green
Winter Grey Silver Green
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

East–facing or South–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H1C
Botanical details
Family
Araceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Climbing, Trailing
Potentially harmful
Harmful if eaten, skin/eye irritant. Wear gloves and other protective equipment when handling Pets: Harmful if eaten, skin/eye irritant - see the HTA guide to potentially harmful plants for further information and useful contact numbers
Genus

Scindapsus are evergreen climbers, clinging by roots to the substrate, with simple, entire juvenile leaves changing to pinnately lobed leaves on mature plants; tiny flowers are borne in a dense spike within a spathe but are seldom seen in cultivation

Name status

Unresolved

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow under glass in a loam-based potting compost in bright filtered light with shade from hot sun. When in growth water moderately and apply a balanced liquid fertilizer monthly. Water sparingly at other times. See houseplant cultivation for further advice

Propagation

Propagate by stem cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • hanging basket
  • Houseplants
  • Patio and container plants
  • Low Maintenance
  • Conservatory and greenhouse
Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

Generally pest-free

Diseases

Generally disease-free

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