Syngonium Maria

A Beginner's Guide to Syngonium Maria Plant Care | All you Need to Grow

Family: Aracaeae   
Common Name:  Syngonium Maria
Botanical Name: Syngonium podophyllum Maria

If there is pink color in a houseplant, then it's our kind of plant! Syngonium Maria, pushes out lovely coral-pink-colored leaves effortlessly and with grace and will soon be an excellent curtain of arrowhead-shaped leaves. Syngonium plants are fast growers and make you feel like a super-star houseplant owner when they grow up and up. Oh yeah, you can train them to climb a stake if hanging plants are not your cup of tea! These low-maintenance plants are superior housewarming gifts as they will live in almost any household lighting. 

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Syngonium Maria 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 to this plant can lead to leaf burn. To ensure even growth for your plant, rotate the pot every few weeks so that all sides get equal exposure to the light.


You should aim to water your Syngonium Maria 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 Maria prefers well-draining soil that lets extra water flow out easily. You should use a peat-based potting mix, which gives good aeration and moisture retention (without becoming overly soggy). Organic matter should be incorporated into the potting mix, providing your plant with essential nutrients, and supporting overall plant health. The pH level for the soil should be between 5.5 to 7.0 for the best growth! 


A Syngonium Maria plant thrives most in warmer temperatures. Your plant should be in a temperature range between 60 degrees to 80 degrees. Aim for consistency in the temperatures, as it is better for this plant's health. 


Higher humidity is best for Syngonium Maria. This is because it is initially from tropical regions with higher humidity. 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, or putting your plant in a bathroom or a kitchen area.  


Fertilizing your Syngonium Maria once every 4-6 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.  

Growth Rate

The mature height that Syngonium Maria plants can reach depend on factors like conditions, care, and the environment the plant is in. Usually, this plant will range from around 6 inches to several feet or more. 

Pet Friend or Foe

Syngonium Maria plants are toxic to pets! Foe!

Pro Tips

  1. Increase humidity levels for your Syngonium Maria by misting it, placing a humidity tray by it, or providing it with a humidifier.
  2. Plan to repot this plant when it becomes root bound or outgrows its current pot. This is typically every 1-2 years.
  3. Always keep an eye out for pests like spider mites, mealybugs, and aphids. If you spot any, we suggest you treat it accordingly with neem oil!

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