Syngonium Strawberry Cream

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

Family: Aracaeae   
Common Name:  Arrowhead Vine Strawberry Cream, Pink Allusion Syngonium, Nephthytis Strawberry Cream
Botanical Name: syngonium podophyllum 'Strawberry Cream'

Strawberry Cream Arrowhead Vine is lovely to look at and live with as the soft pink and green leaves radiate calmness. Syngoniums are fast growers and make you feel like a super-star houseplant owner when they grow up. 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 Strawberry Cream 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 Strawberry Cream 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 Strawberry Cream 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 Strawberry Cream 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 Strawberry Cream. 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 Strawberry Cream 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 Strawberry Cream can reach usually ranges from 12 to 24 inches (30 to 60 cm) when it's grown as a houseplant. However, this plant's height typically depends on various factors such as environmental conditions, the care it gives, and the specific cultivar.  

Pet Friend or Foe

Syngonium Strawberry Cream plants are toxic to pets! Foe! 

Pro Tips

  1. Adjust how often you water your Syngonium Strawberry Cream based on your home's environment and plant needs.
  2. Pruning your plant can encourage bushier growth! It can also help keep a more compact and attractive look!
  3. This plant can tolerate lower light conditions but aim for bright, filtered light for optimal growth.
  4. Remember to rotate your plant occasionally to ensure even growth on all sides!

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