Moonlight Scindapsus (Scindapsus treubii 'Moonlight')

Moonlight Scindapsus Plant Features

Moonlight scindapsus (Scindapsus treubii 'Moonlight', also nicknamed Sterling Silver) is a delightfully trendy and easy-to-grow houseplant. A close relative of both pothos (Epipremnum) and philodendron, it's much less common. Moonlight scindapsus sports thick, dark green foliage that bears an elegant silvery sheen on top.

It is a slow-growing houseplant. You can train its vining stems up a trellis or totem; let it grow horizontally across a mantle or tabletop; or hang it and let it trail down out of reach of children and pets. Like its relatives, its leaves grow larger if it's allowed to climb in warm, bright conditions. 

Moonlight scindapsus is a member of our Trending Tropicals® collection. It has been a relatively uncommon and hard-to-find houseplant despite its good looks and easy-growing nature.

Buy Moonlight/Sterling Silver Scindapsus

Buy it online and have it shipped fresh from our farm, direct to your door from our online plant shop. Look for Costa Farms' Moonlight Scindapsus in the Trending Tropicals® collection at your favorite retailer. See a list of our in-store and online retailer partners.

Moonlight Scindapsus Growing Instructions


Grow Moonlight scindapsus in a spot with medium to bright light to keep it thriving. Not sure how much light that is? Watch to see if the plant casts a medium to strong shadow much of the day. While Moonlight scindapsus prefers a bright spot, it tolerates low light. In dimmer spots, it does not grow as full or as lush. 
Tip: It does not need natural sunlight to thrive. It enjoys both natural and artificial light. 



Like many other aroids, this vine is sensitive to overwatering, so be sure to let the top couple of inches of the potting mix dry before watering again. Its thick leaves allow it to hold up well if it dries out a bit too much. You might find the leaves start to curl under if it stays too wet or too dry for extended periods. 



Moonlight scindapsus prefers above-average relative humidity, but thrives in more average conditions. If you have especially dry air in your home, boost ambient moisture by grouping your Moonlight scindapsus with other houseplants. Or place a small humidifier nearby. You can also grow it on a pebble tray. 



Fertilize in spring and summer, if you wish, with a fertilizer formulated for use on houseplants. Just be sure to follow the directions on the product packaging. Never apply more fertilizer than the instructions recommend. 



Pruning typically isn't necessary for this slow-growing vine. You can pinch back the new growth to encourage it to branch and become fuller, rather than focusing its growth from one main shoot. 

This variety is grown for ornamental use, and is not intended for human or animal consumption. 

  • Water

    Medium water needs

  • Light

    Indoors: High light

    Indoors: Low light

    Indoors: Medium light

  • Colors


  • Special Features

    Colorful foliage

    Purifies the air

    Super-easy to grow

Complement your Moonlight Scindapsus

Polka Dot Begonia
Create a fun silver-on-silver combo by pairing it with polka dot begonia.

Raven® ZZ Plant
Raven® ZZ plant's darkly colored foliage is the perfect way to highlight Moonlight Scindapsus' silvery sheen.

Monstera Peru
Contrast the smooth foliage of this Scindapsus with the rugged texture of Monstera sp. Peru.

Baltic Blue Pothos
This plant's silvery sheen will help bring out the blue tones of Baltic Blue Pothos (Epipremnum pinnatum Baltic Blue).