Syngonium Pixie

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

Family: Aracaeae   
Common Name:  Syngonium Pixie
Botanical Name: Arrowhead vine ‘Pixie’ (Syngonium podophyllum ‘Pixie’)

This compact Arrowhead Vine loves admiration for its full and lush body, but it's in conflict as it loves to grow long, glorious vines! Syngonium Pixie is a fast-growing indoor plant that loves to add a glowing brightness to your space! Syngonium plants are low-maintenance vining plants that are low-light tolerant and should be watered when the soil is almost dry. 

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Syngonium Pixie 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 Pixie 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 Pixie 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 Pixie 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 Pixie. 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 Pixie 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 a Syngonium Pixie plant can reach usually ranges from 6 to 12 inches (15 to 30 cm). This plant is considered a relatively fast-growing houseplant when it’s compared to other Syngonium varieties. However, please note that growth rates are dependent on various factors such as light, temperature, humidity, and the care it’s provided! 

Pet Friend or Foe

Syngonium Pixie plants are pet friendly! Friend!

Pro Tips

  1. Avoid a Syngonium Pixie plant from being exposed to the direct sunlight, as it can burn the leaves of this plant.
  2. We suggest that you place your plant by a window that faces north or east!
  3. You should repot your Syngonium Pixie when it becomes root bound. Repotting is typically needed every 2-3 years!
  4. Keep your plant clean by carefully wiping the leaves with a damp cloth!
  5. Keep an eye out for houseplant pests such as mealybugs or spider mites. If you spot any, be sure to address the pest issues promptly!

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