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Scindapsus Treubii: Tips to Help Your Plant Thrive

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Scindapsus Treubii is a type of houseplant often found in offices and homes. It is also known as the “Peace Lily” or “Spathiphyllum”. Scindapsus Treubii Moonlight requires little care but can be difficult to propagate without help from a professional because it has few offshoots. The best way to take care of it is to divide the Scindapsus Moonlight plant every two years so that you always have enough room for growth and new shoots.

Despite its small size, Scindapsus Treubii Moonlight is one of the most popular types of plants around due to its versatility, adaptability, and availability at grocery stores and nurseries throughout America.

Scindapsus Treubii Overview

Scindapsus Treubii was first introduced to the world of horticulture in 1899 by Dr. Walter Hagen, a German-American botanist and plant collector. The Moonlight Treubii, unlike the dark form, has a silver tone to it. Therefore, you may see this plant referred to as the Silver Scindapsus or the Sterling Silver Scindapsus.

Other common names of Scindapsus Treubii are Peace Lily and Spathiphyllum.

There are many different varieties of the Peace Lily, but the most common one is the Spathiphyllum. Spathiphyllum are flowering plants with a white flower that blooms in the late spring or early summer. It can grow up to 3 feet tall and has dark green leaves.

The Scindapsus is another common variety of the Peace Lily. It has a purple flower and can reach a height of 6 feet. The leaves are light green with dark purple veins.

Both varieties of the Peace Lily are easy to care for and can be found at most grocery stores and nurseries throughout America.

Botanical NameScindapsus Treubii
FamilyAraceae
GenusScindapsus
OriginSoutheast Asia
SunlightSubdued light
WateringRegularly
SoilWell-draining soil
Temperature65°F to 75°F (18°C to 23°C)
PropagationWater Propagation
Re-PottingEvery 2 years
Pests and DiseasesVery resistant to pests and diseases
ToxicityToxic to kids and pets

Scindapsus Treubii Features

The height of the Scindapsus Treubii Moonlight varies depending on the variety. The Spathiphyllum, the most common type, typically reaches a height of 3 feet. The Scindapsus, the other common variety, can reach a height of up to 6 feet.

The size, spread, and leaves of the Scindapsus Treubii Moonlight are all relatively small. It does not produce fruit, but it is toxic to both deer and rabbits. The Scindapsus Treubii is also resistant to both deer and rabbits.

Scindapsus Treubii Moonlight Care Guide

When caring for your Scindapsus Treubii Moonlight during the growing season, remember to water it regularly and fertilize it every two weeks. Make sure to give it plenty of sunlight, but avoid placing it in direct sunlight. The best way to take care of it is to divide the plant every two years so that you always have enough room for growth and new shoots.

When caring for your Scindapsus Treubii during the dormancy season, remember to water it sparingly and only fertilize it once a month. Also, make sure to give it plenty of sunlight, but avoid placing it in direct sunlight.

Ideal Growing Place

The ideal growing place for the Scindapsus Treubii Moonlight is in a well-lit area with indirect sunlight. It does not require a lot of sun. Ensure to water it regularly and fertilize it every few weeks when growing. Remember always to divide the plant every two years to have enough room for growth and new shoots.

The Scindapsus Treubii Moonlight is an indoor plant that does not require a lot of sunlight. When caring for it, make sure to water it regularly and fertilize it every two weeks. Remember to divide the plant every two years to always have enough room for growth and new shoots.

The Scindapsus Treubii Moonlight grows in the spring and summer.

Water

When caring for your Scindapsus Treubii, remember to water it regularly. However, avoid watering too much to prevent your plant from developing root rot. Root rot is a common disease caused by overwatering and can potentially kill your plant. Instead, always give enough room for growth and new shoots it plenty of water when it is growing and fertilize it every two weeks. The best way to take care of it is to divide the plant every two years so that you always have enough room for growth and new shoots.

Sunlight

How much light does Scindapsus Treubii need? Scindapsus Treubii prefers subdued light. It does not like being exposed to direct sunlight, so you may put it in an area with bright light or lots of filtered natural light or even artificial growing lights, but not outside under the scorching sun as its leaves will burn. On the other hand, if you put it in a mostly shaded area, it will grow slowly or have its color fade. Use these light requirements to find a middle ground. Place it next to the south, west, or east-facing window.

Temperature

The ideal temperature for the Scindapsus Treubii is between 65 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit. However, it prefers a warmer environment. Therefore, the plant will die when the temperature falls below 65 degrees Fahrenheit. Likewise, it will wilt when the temperature rises above 75 degrees Fahrenheit.

Soil

Scindapsus Treubii soil requires well-draining soil. Ensure to fertilize it every two weeks when it is growing and water it regularly. You want to have damp soil. 

If your Scindapsus treubii seems like it’s stagnating, even during the growing season, it might be lacking light or have poor soil quality.

Humidity

Scindapsus Treubii plants do well in humid environments (especially a tropical rainforest environment) since they are tropical plants. Therefore, installing a humidifier indoors can be helpful if you live in a dry climate. Otherwise, misting the plant periodically can help.

Fertilizer

Fertilize your Scindapsus Treubii every two weeks in the growing season with a well-balanced, organic fertilizer.

Pinching/Pruning

Do so during the growing season if you need to prune your Scindapsus Treubii. Make sure to use sharp scissors or clippers and remove any dead or wilted leaves. You can also pinch off the tips of new growth to encourage lateral branching.

If you feel like the plant is growing out of shape, you can always trim it by cutting off the excess growth. This is suggested to be done during the growing season of spring instead of the dormant months.

Potting and Re-potting

Scindapsus Treubii should be repotted every two years when the pot becomes too small for the plant’s growth. Make sure to use well-draining potting soil mix and fertilize it every month. When potting and re-potting your Scindapsus Treubii, make sure to use a well-draining potting mix. You can either use a pot with a drainage hole or line the bottom of the pot with gravel. When re-potting, make sure to only pot it in a container that is one size larger than the current pot.

Growth Zone

The Scindapsus Treubii grows in the spring and summer.

Common Pests, Toxins, Diseases & Other Problems

The most common pests, toxins, diseases, and other problems affecting the Scindapsus Treubii are listed below.

Pests

The most common pests affecting the Scindapsus Treubii are spider mites, mealybugs, and aphids. These pests can be treated with a pesticide or by hosing the plant down with water.

Toxins

A few toxins can affect the Scindapsus Treubii, including nicotine, lead, and arsenic. If the plant is affected by any of these toxins, it should be removed from the home and disposed of properly.

Diseases

A few diseases can affect the Scindapsus Treubii, including crown gall and mosaic virus. If the plant is affected by any of these diseases, it should be removed from the home immediately and disposed of properly.

Propagation

One of the most important steps in propagating any plant is to divide it. This is especially true for Scindapsus Treubii, which can be challenging to propagate without help. Learn more about this plant and the best way to take care of it!

When caring for your Scindapsus Treubii, remember to water it regularly. Give it plenty of water when it is in the growing season and fertilize it every two weeks. The best way to take care of it is to divide the plant every two years so that you always have enough room for growth and new shoots.

Water propagation is a great way to propagate Scindapsus Treubii plants. To do this, you will need a pot, some pebbles or gravel, water, and the plant you want to propagate.

Start by filling the pot with pebbles or gravel. Next, fill the pot with water and place the plant inside. Make sure the leaves are not wet, as this can cause rot. Next, place the pot in a sunny spot and keep the water level high enough so that the plant is always submerged.

Scindapsus Treubii Mature Timeline

Week 1 – 2: When you first get your Scindapsus Treubii, it will be a small plant with a few leaves. The Scindapsus plant will grow new heart-shaped leaves and gradually get bigger.

Week 3 – 6: The roots will start to grow by this time. Avoid overwatering the plant at this time.

Month 2 – 4: As the cutting grows and matures, you can move it to a permanent pot, feed it, and water it. It may develop aerial roots that climb along with trees and trellises.

Scindapsus Treubii FAQ

Why Is My Scindapsus Treubii Moonlight Leaves Curling and Drooping?

If your Treubii Moonlight Scindapsus deep green leaves are curling and drooping, it could be due to a number of reasons. One possibility is that the plant is not getting enough water. Another possibility is that the plant is not getting enough sunlight. While the Scindapsus prefers indirect light, too little light can affect its leaves. The leaves may also curl and droop if the plant is over-fertilized. Make sure to water it regularly and only fertilize it once a month. If the problem persists, you may need to divide the plant.

Is Scindapsus Treubii Rare?

Yes, the Scindapsus Treubii is a rare plant. It is native to Southeast Asia and can be difficult to propagate without help.

What Kind of Potting Mix Pairs Well With Scindapsus Treubii Dark Form?

When potting and re-potting your Scindapsus Treubii dark form, make sure to use a well-draining potting mix. You can either use a pot with a drainage hole or line the bottom of the pot with gravel. When re-potting, make sure to only pot it in a container that is one size larger than the current pot.

Why Are the Leaves of My Scindapsus Turning Yellow?

One possibility is that the plant is not getting enough water. Another possibility is that the plant is not getting enough sunlight. While your Scindapsus does not like direct light, the amount of indirect light it receives may not be enough causing the coloring to change. The Scindapsus Treubii plant may also curl and droop if it is over-fertilized. Therefore, make sure to water it regularly and only fertilize it once a month. If the problem persists, you may need to divide the plant.

Is Scindapsus Treubii a Pothos?

No, the Scindapsus Treubii is not a Pothos. Scindapsus Treubii is a tropical plant native to Southeast Asia and can be difficult to propagate without help.

Where does the Scindapsus Treubii come from?

The Scindapsus Treubii came from Southeast Asia.

Where Can I Buy a Scindapsus Treubii?

You can find this plant for sale online, at garden centers, or a few specialty nurseries. An excellent place to start would be Facebook houseplant-related groups and online dealers of rare plants. It will cost you more than a regular houseplant but shouldn’t break the bank because it is not that popular yet. 

It is usually best to avoid ordering plants online during very hot or very cold weather. Most sellers try and pack the plant in a way where it won’t be experiencing huge fluctuations of temperature by stuffing the box with paper or plastic air pillows, but this is no guarantee as your Scindapsus treubii might be traveling for quite a while in various conditions. Also, remember that the Scindapsus treubii does not tolerate colder temperatures.

Does Scindapsus Treubii Grow Fast?

No, the Scindapsus Treubii does not grow fast. It is a slow-growing plant that can take a few years to reach maturity. However, as a houseplant, they thrive when given a structure (bamboo stick, totem pole, trellis, etc.) to climb. 

The Bottom Line

Scindapsus Treubii is a rare, tropical plant and is one of those low-maintenance plants that are perfect for any home, despite its tricky propagation. With the proper care, it can thrive in your home! Make sure to water and fertilize it regularly, prune it as needed, and use a well-draining potting mix when re-potting. Ensure your plant gets enough sunlight or water to prevent the yellowing of leaves and dehydration. Follow these Scindapsus Treubii Care tips, and your plant will truly thrive.

Last Updated on February 8, 2022 by Gustaf Johansson

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