Syngonium Podophyllum (Arrow Head Plant)

Syngonium Podophyllum (Arrow Head Plant)

SKU: IFH 1019 028

Arrowhead Plant is a member of the Araceae family -- along with the philodendron -- and is just as easy to care for. Give it bright light and lightly moist soil, and you'll find that it's otherwise low-maintenance.

Commercial growers have made big improvements to this beautiful foliage plant in recent years, giving it a better resistance to disease. As a young plant, its leaves start out heart-shaped, then gradually become arrowhead shaped as it matures. S. podophyllum dark-green leaves have silvery white or cream variegation, making this a decorative and popular house plant.

Height: Newer compact varieties grow to 2 ft (60 cm), some varieties climb to 4 ft (1.2 m) or more.

Light: Bright light, but no direct sun. Syngonium podophyllum can tolerate low light, but the leaves may lose their variegation. Turn pot in front of window regularly for even growth.

Water: Keep the potting mix moist in summer, allowing the surface to dry out before watering again. Water less often in winter, letting the top half of the potting mix dry out.

Humidity: Try to maintain 40-50% relative humidity around your plant. Brown leaf tips can be caused by dry air. Take a look at these easy ways to increase the humidity for your tropical plants.

Temperature: Warm room temperatures (65-80°F/18-27°C).

Soil: Peat-moss based potting mix with added perlite and/or vermiculite for good drainage, such as African violet mix. 

Fertilizer:  Feed every 2 weeks from spring through fall with a balanced house plant fertilizer diluted to half the normal strength. In winter, feed monthly.

Propagation: Take 3-4 in (7.5-10 cm) stem tip cuttings early in summer. For best results, dip the cut end in rooting hormone powder then stand the cutting in a pot of perlite or a half-half mix of vermiculite and peat moss. Keep the cuttings out of sunlight and maintain the humidity around them by covering the pot with a plastic bag. Cuttings should root in about a month.