One of the underrated plants that could be put on your list is Scindapsus Treubii Dark. Like other Scindapsus, they belong to Aroid groups like Philodendrons and Syngoniums.
Even though they are rare plants that not every nursery has, you don’t have to be nervous to adopt them since they don’t need much attention to grow. It means that they are rare and easy to take care of.
In this article, we will talk about Scindapsus Treubii Dark from where they come from and how to take care of them.
Scindapsus Treubii Dark Characteristic
Scindapsus Treubii Dark comes with dense, thick, and sturdy leaves that are dark color with almost black at glance. Some people think it because they have intense chlorophyll on their leaves.
Like other Scindapsus, Treubii Dark is also native to Asia. You can find them trails from the ground and climb up on the big trees. The adult version of Treubii Dark when they have thinner, longer, and darker leaves.
Not every nursery has them since they are rare, but you can find them here. That’s why we need to keep this gem alive and grow.
Taking Care Of Scindapsus Treubii Dark
Scindapsus Treubii Dark are easy plants. They can grow in a regular houseplant mix. But it would be better if you add some perlite as aeration for the soil.
The other mix that could work best is fast-drained ones. It will avoid root rot and waterlogged.
Scindapsus Treubii Dark also will be fine to stay in peat moss since their nature is trailing over the tree. So we can say that they aren’t picky in the soil mix.
Scindapsus treubii love bright indirect light. Their best spot would be an east-facing window.
They could live in direct light but they will grow slower and will likely fade in their color when you put them in a dark area in your house.
The amount of water that your Scindapsus Treubii Dark needs is easy to read. You can use a hydrometer or simply look at their behaviour. You know your Scindapsus Treubii need more water when their soil is completely dry.
In extreme cases, their leaves start to curl. But don’t let this happen often because they would be stressed.
The best water for them is distilled water or from rain. If you use the tap water, it could be too hard for them and they would have mineral deposits on your leaves.
During the summer or when the temperature is hotter, probably you need to water them more often since the soil will dry out faster.
The best temperature for Scindapsus Treubii Dark is between 65-75˚F (18-24˚C). Even though they are coming from tropical countries, they can tolerate colder temperatures so well.
During the winter, it’s better to keep them warm and not put them in the window. Low temperatures would frost them.
But there is no exact temperature for their best growth. Just keep on eye on what’s best for them.
Scindapsus treubii loves high humidity around 40%-60% on average. They also like to have regular mist humidifying to keep their humidity high and remove the dust on their leaves. Alway use the distilled water to avoid any mineral deposits on Scindapsus Treubii Dark leaves.
As mentioned before, Scindapsus Treubii Dark is a trail plant. It means that they will have better growth when they have something to climb on, not as a hanging plant or staked plant.
You can use good material for them to climb on. Natural materials such as moss sticks could be the best option. It will help develop aerial roots and make them grow better leaves.
Common Problems With Scindapsus Treubii Dark
Scindapsus Treubii is perfect for beginners since they are pest resistant. They can be immune to any mold, fungi, and any disease that is common in other houseplants.
When you put them in the right temperature and not over watering they will be fine and happy.
Since Scindapsus Treubii Dark would likely get it from online, they will have a long trip before getting to your home. By it means, they could have transportations stress.
If you buy plants with us, we will do the best to minimize their stress. You can find how we ship plants to get your home here
Once your Scindapsus Treubii Dark arrives, unpack it right away. As long as the roots are healthy, they will thrive again soon. You can put them in the water for 2-3days or directly plant in a mix media pot will be fine.
If you find their leaves are browning or yellow, better to cut it off immediately otherwise it will cause other leaves to rot as well. Browning or yellow leaves are common since the air circulation and lack of the lights during the trip.
In the first or two month, your Scindapsus Treubii Dark will be in low growth since they need time to adjust in a new environment. Don’t use any fertilizer since it will only shock them.
Scindapsus Treubii Dark is proof not all rare plants are hard to maintain, even good for beginner plant parents. They could even be strong and easy to adapt in a new environment.
We would say, Scindapsus Treubii Dark is the best option to lift up the mood in your room because they are pretty among other house plants.
If you have any questions or tips to take care about Scindapsus Treubii Dark, please put the comments below.