Syngonium

Posted by Hannah Brand on Nov 13th 2020

November 13th, 2020

Syngonium podophyllum - 'Arrowhead Plant'

🌿Hey plant friends! 🌿

Let’s talk Syngonium podophyllum (Sin-GO-nee-um Po-do-FI-lum). Also known as Arrowhead plant, Goosefoot plant, and Nephthytis. This plant belongs to the Araceae (or aroid) family. It is native to tropical rainforests in southern Mexico, the West Indies, Central and South America.

This is an underrated houseplant as they are fairly easy to care for. There are many different beautiful varieties. Its foliage can range from variegated, cream, pink, green, white, to purple.

Syngonium love a well-lit room with no direct sunlight. Direct sunlight will cause burning on the leaves. When it comes to watering this is a fairly thirsty houseplant. Let’s say it’s summertime, you will likely be watering your plant more often because of the hot weather and longer days. Once winter hits, you will be watering less since we have shorter daylight and colder temps.

I always recommend giving your soil the finger test. Stick your finger in about knuckle deep and if it’s wet, hold off on watering. This plant is also good about letting you know it’s thirsty - you will notice some wrinkling in the leaves.

A good tip for growing Syngonium is that they do love humidity. Spray the leaves daily to give it that extra boost of humidity.

This is a climbing plant so giving it something to climb is always a great idea. A moss pole is a great option. You will notice that younger plants will tend to be bushy as for mature plants will start to climb and vine. Pruning is always an option to try and keep that round bushy look.

If you are looking for a easy, medium light, beautiful houseplant, Syngonium is a great option. It is a great air purifier and has a funky look that will have your guests curious.

We currently carry 4” pots of Syngonium here at the greenhouse at $9.99. If you have any further questions about the Syngonium plant, or other houseplants, feel free to reach out to us by phone, Instagram, or email us at hello@tonkadale.com.

Here are a few fun varieties we carry:

Syngonium Neon

Syngonium Berry

Syngonium White Butterfly

Syngonium Bold Allusion

Syngonium Gold Allusion

Syngonium Chiffon

 

Happy planting!