Syngonium Care

Syngonium Care

Family: Araceae
Common Name: Arrowhead Plant, Arrowhead Vine, Goosefoot
Botanical Name: Syngonium podophyllum (see below for available varieties)

Although they start out as compact well rounded indoor plants, Arrowhead vines, as the name implies, want to spread out and extended in all directions. There are some varieties like the allusion series that tend to stay more compact. 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. Their leaves display a wide range of colors and patterning, so choose the one that best fits your personality.

Important! Arrowhead vines are poisonous if ingested, so be very careful if you have pets and/or small children.

Syngonium Coral Arrowhead Vine potted indoor plant

Light

Although these plants are extremely 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.

Water

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 rehydrate.

Temperature

Arrowhead Vines will grow in most household temperatures ranging from 60-80 degrees Fahrenheit. They do not like the temps to drop below 50℉. Keep them away from drafts and doorways during the winter months.

Humidity

Average household humidity 40-50% is adequate for these indoor plants, but most houseplants benefit from humidity over 60% if you can provide it.

Fertilizer

Arrowhead vines should be fertilized during the growing season with ½ strength complete liquid fert once a month. Or use a slow release fertilizer or top dress with worm castings or compost in early spring.

Pro Tips

  1. Try letting these indoor vines grow long and display them as a hanging plant as it matures.
  2. If you like a compact full plant, then prune the foliage back to maintain its form.
  3. Propagate the cuttings in water as these indoor vines grow roots very quickly

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