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Syngonium Podophyllum 'Arrowhead Plant'

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Description

Syngonium Podophyllum is a popular, fast growing plant that is easy to care for. Its common name of 'arrowhead' derives from its spade-like shaped leaves. Its foliage comes in a variety of colors, ranging from dark green with strong white variegation to lime and even pink. This plant thrives in medium to bright light, but can tolerate periods of low light.

Ed's Plant Profile

  • Botanical Name: Syngonium podophyllum
  • Common Name:  Arrowhead plant, Arrowhead vine, or Goosefoot plant
  • Family: Araceae
  • Native Range: Tropical rain forests in Central and South America

Ed's Care Guide

  • Light: Prefers bright to medium indirect light. Tolerates low light. 
  • Water: Water when the potting mix begins to dry out
  • Humidity: High but can tolerate average home humidity
  • Temperature: 60-80F
  • Pruning: Prune as needed to remove brown or dead leaves and control growth
  • Feeding: Fertilize during spring and summer with ½ strength complete liquid fertilizer once a month.
  • Propagation: Stem cuttings 
  • Growth: Grows 15”
  • Pests: Generally resilient to pests
  • Toxicity: Toxic to humans and pets