Scindapsus

Domestic wonder with air-purifying qualities

Scindapsus is at home anywhere. Hanging or climbing, this houseplant with its distinctive leaves not only makes your home more beautiful, but also starts purifying the air indoors straightaway. It’s no surprise that we consider Scindapsus to be a domestic wonder!

Colours and shapes 

Scindapsus (also known by its Latin name Epipremnum Pinatum) has heart-shaped satiny leaves with silver, pale green, yellow or whitish spots or a flame pattern. The leaves are attached to long tendrils that can both climb and hang, which means that the plant has multiple uses. Scindapsus wins bonus points for purifying the air in your home. According to research by NASA the stoma on the leaves remove harmful substances from the air and get rid of them effortlessly.

Origin 

Scindapsus is a member of the Araceae family and grows in south-east Asia, Indonesia and on the Solomon Islands. In the tropical rainforests the plant is a rich source of food for animals including lizards and other reptiles. The Latin name Epipremnum is derived from the Greek word 'epi' which means 'on' and 'premnon', Greek for ‘stem’: the plant grows on the stems of trees.

Symbolism 

Scindapsus is known as a lucky plant that helps to bring its owner wealth and good fortune. So don’t hesitate to buy this plant for anyone who could do with a financial windfall. And that includes yourself!