Pothos plants have been popular for decades. They are used as an ornamental plant, as well as a houseplant that is easy to care for. Silver satin pothos leaves can curl up or get icky brown spots on them and it’s not always clear what the cause of this problem is.
There are a few reasons why your pothos leaves might be curled or discolored, so read on to find out how you can fix it. Click here to learn about holes in pothos leaves.!
Why Are Silver Satin Pothos Leaves Curling?
The reason why your silver satin pothos leaves are curling is due to heat stress and underwatering, which is done to retain moisture.
I’ll now go into detail about how to stop the silver satin pothos leaves curling by giving them enough water and making sure they are protected from extreme heat…
Although one of the more low-maintenance house plants, a lot of novices tend to make mistakes with watering their pothos. They think that because it’s so easy to take care of and rarely dies, they don’t need much water for this plant. But in reality, under-watering can have major effects on how your satin pothos looks!
This type of pothos likes soil that is moist the majority of the time. As such, you should make sure the top inch of soil is wet if you notice it starting to dry out. The best way to do this is by watering it and waiting for the water to drain through.
There’s no need for any complicated testing methods, just place your index finger at least an inch below the surface, and then feel for dampness/dryness. You will generally need to water your satin pothos once per week, depending on the time of year.
The best idea is to create a plan to water your pothos plants more often than you have been. The soil of the plant will dry out after one round, so find time in your schedule or set up notifications on your phone for when it needs watering again!
There’s also the liklihood that your satin pothis has been exposed to extreme heat, so is now trying to protect itself!
If the temperature isn’t between 65-85, then leaves will curl down at their edges. This is a natural defense mechanism that stops the leaves from burning in hot weather.
Make sure that it’s not exposed to any hot direct sunlight, and that it isn’t too far away from an air conditioning vent or fan! If you fear your pothos plant has been overheated, place the plant in shaded areas until normal temperatures are restored.
The real key is to keep your satin pothos in an area that doesn’t get hot sunlight throughout the day or where there is not enough airflow to cool the leaves down.
Will the leaves uncurl?
Yes! As long as you continue to give your plant the correct conditions, they should return back to normal within or two. However, it’s important to act quickly if you want to avoid any long-term damage to your satin pothos.
In conclusion, it could be one of two things. Either the plant is being exposed to too much heat for too long, or it’s been left without enough water and air circulation – both common mistakes made by novices with these plants!
If you’re unsure which problem your silver satin pothos has, take a look at its leaves– if they are curled up, then it may need more protection from extreme heat, while curling due to underwatering can be fixed simply by giving them some fresh water every week.
Tim is an avid gardener from the UK. He was the founder of PlantCarer.com from 2021 to Sep 2023. He sold PlantCarer.com to Aaron. He has since started his own business called Seed To Supper, which provides new gardeners all the materials you need in a box (pots, seeds, compost and instructions) to grow your own delicious and nutritious vegetables and herbs from start to finish – no garden required.