Common , Arrowhead Vine, Goosefoot
Botanical Name: Syngonium podophyllum ‘Gold Allusion’
Although they start as adorable, compact, and well-behaved indoor plants, arrowhead vines, as the name implies, want to spread out and extend in all directions. Don't be shy when it comes to pruning back these prolific growers, who love to be tamed and will become fuller plants when trimmed back! Syngonium varieties are easy-care plants as long as you remember to water them. They are low-light tolerant houseplants and will grow virtually anywhere in your home. The most beautiful attribute of this adaptable houseplant is that it can be trained to develop any way you want! Try encouraging them to grow on a stake, trellis, or wall! Their tendrils will attach themselves to surfaces, but you must tie older plants to their supports to give the new growth time to adhere to the stake. Smaller, younger plants will find the support because that is what they do! Syngoniums are also the perfect houseplants for people with little to no plant care experience. They can live a long time without fertilizer and can be placed in almost any space with very little light and live a long time. (All indoor plants need light to thrive!)
Although these plants are exceptionally low-light tolerant, they will grow faster and maintain their vibrant coloring and markings if grown in medium to bright indirect light. Direct sun will scorch their leaves. Syngoniums can also be grown under artificial light sources if your space is light challenged. Try moving your arrowhead vines closer to the light source during the winter months, and remember to rotate your plants every time you water them or attend to them to encourage a full-bodied plant!
Allow these indoor plants to dry out partially between watering. If left dry for too long, the lower leaves will dry up and turn brown. If this happens, soak the soil and let the plant re-hydrate. If the soil stays wet for extended periods, the leaves will turn yellow or brown. When syngoniums are overwatered, the soil becomes waterlogged, preventing oxygen from reaching the roots. This bog-like condition of the soil is a perfect breeding pond for bacteria and disease. This is meant to scare you away from over-watering!
All syngoniums love loose, nutrient-rich potting soil. Use a soil medium that can retain moisture but also allows for draining excess water to avoid root rot. Most pre-mixed soils will suffice. Make sure that there is plenty of organic matter, like coco-coir, peat moss, or shredded leaves, and avoid soils that contain moisture retaining crystals. If your soil drains too quickly, we recommend re-potting your arrowhead vine into a compost-rich soil mixture with fewer drainage materials. Learn how to create your own universal soil mixture for all your indoor plants!
Arrowhead vines will grow in most household temperatures ranging from 60-80 °F. They do not like the temps to drop below 50℉. Keep them away from drafts and doorways during the winter months.
Average household humidity 40-50% is adequate for these indoor plants, but most houseplants benefit from humidity over 60% if you can provide it.
Syngonium Gold Allusion should be fertilized during the growing season with ¼ strength complete liquid fertilizer twice a month. Or use a slow-release fertilizer or top-dress with worm castings or compost in early spring.
Syngonium Gold Allusion has a steady growth rate if it's been provided with good care and conditions throughout the year. This indoor vine can reach over 8’+ in length indoors, but pruning helps to keep it full!
Pet Friendly or Foe
All syngonium are quite toxic for your pets. Foe.
- Try letting these indoor vines grow long and display them as a hanging plant as it matures.
- If you like a compact, full plant, prune the foliage back to maintain its form.
- Propagate the cuttings in water as these indoor vines grow roots quickly. Please note that some plants are patented, and propagation is prohibited! Check the patent status of all houseplants before you propagate.