Common Name: arrowhead plant, arrowhead vine
Botanical Name: syngonium podophyllum ‘Confetti’
It’s time to celebrate good times with Syngonium Confetti! This arrowhead vine’s leaves are a living festival with rose-pink splashes covering the lime-green surface. These low-maintenance indoor vines make any space feel like a little part will erupt!
Although Syngonium Confetti plants are adaptable to different light conditions, it’s essential to give it the correct light. This plant thrives most in bright, indirect light and likes to be in a spot with filtered sunlight, where it gets enough brightness without any direct exposure to intense light! Direct sunlight exposure for this plant can lead to leaf burn. To make sure there is even growth for your plant, rotate the pot every few weeks, so that all the sides get equal exposure to the light.
You should aim to water your Syngonium Confetti plant every 1 to 2 weeks in the spring and summer months. Plan to water less often in the fall and winter, approximately every 2 to 4 weeks – or as needed. When the soil feels dry, you'll know it's time to water this plant. You can check soil moisture level by putting your finger into the soil.
Syngonium Confetti prefer well-draining soil that lets extra water to easily flow out. You should use a peat-based potting mix, as it gives good aeration and moisture retention (without becoming overly soggy). Organic matter should be incorporated in the potting mix, as it provides your plant with essential nutrients and supports overall plant health. The pH level for the soil should be between 5.5 to 7 - for the best growth!
A Syngonium Confetti plant thrives most in warmer temperatures. Your plant should be in a temperature range between 65 degrees to 75 degrees. Aim for consistency in the temperatures, as it is better for this plant's health.
Higher humidity is best for Syngonium Confetti. This is because it is initially from tropical regions where the humidity is naturally higher. Ideally, this plant should be a humidity level of around 40% to 60%. You can increase the humidity levels near your plant by misting the leaves, using a humidifier, providing a pebble tray, grouping plants together, or putting your plant in a bathroom or a kitchen area.
Fertilizing your Syngonium Confetti once every 2 to 4 weeks is ideal during spring and summer. You can reduce or pause fertilizing this plant in the fall and winter. During the cooler months, this plant doesn't require as many nutrients as it does in the warmer months. When fertilizing your plant, choose a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer with equal amounts of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium, like 20-20-20 or 10-10-10. Ensure that you follow the fertilizer package directions to know the dilution rates. Be sure not to over-fertilize, as that can lead to salt buildup in the soil and could lead to root damage.
The mature height that Syngonium Confetti can reach usually ranges from 1 to 3 feet (30 to 90 cm). However, this plant's height is typically dependent on various factors such as environmental conditions, the care its’ given, and the specific cultivar of the plant.
Pet Friend or Foe
Syngonium Confetti plants are toxic to pets! Foe!
- You should be pruning your Syngonium Confetti plants in order to help it keep a bushier and more compact growth habit!
- Avoid this plant from exposure to cold drafts or fluctuations in the temperature.
- This plant may benefit from a small trellis or stake for support (especially if you want your plant to climb).