Air purifying Scindapsus
Researchers from NASA discovered that the Scindapsus is in the top 10 of most air-purifying plants. The stomata in the leaves remove harmful substances from the air and absorb them. That is nice at home and makes the Scindapsus a great colleague in the office. Put it near the printer or other devices so that the plant can also work there for a healthy atmosphere.
The official name of this plant is Epipremnum pinnatum, the name of the variety "Aureum". However, the plant is better known under the old name: Scindapsus aureum, or "Scindapsus" for short. The Scindapsus belongs to the family of Araceae. The plant occurs naturally in the forests of Southeast Asia, where the leaves of the creeper can reach up to 100 cm. The European variant is a youth form of this plant.
They are viny climbing plants with rather thick leaves. The leaves are green with yellow spots. When there is little leaf green, the plant needs a lot of light (but no bright sunlight). Yet this tropical plant tolerates dry and rather dark places. In the winter the plant may be placed in a somewhat cooler room.
Much light or partial shade, no direct sunlight.
- Ideal air temperature 18 - 22 ° C, no temperature below 15 ° C.
- Keep moist, hand-warm water once a week, potting soil should not dry out.
- Water regularly with water.
- Twice a few times every two weeks, in the winter once every two months.
Scindapsus Aureum is a very air-purifying plant.