Arrowhead Plant (Syngonium Podophyllum)
- Family: Araceae.
- Common Name: Arrowhead Plant, Arrowhead Vine, and Goosefoot.
- Botanical Name: Syngonium podophyllum.
- Plant Type: Vine.
- Sun Exposure: Partial shade.
- Soil Type: Moist but well-drained.
- Toxicity: Toxic to dogs and cats.
The Arrowhead (Syngonium Podophyllum) is native to the tropical rain forests in Central and South America. Its common name is Arrowhead Plant, Syngonium podophyllum, or the Goosefoot Plant is a simple and elegant, also versatile houseplant. On our scale of Easy, Intermediate, and Difficult, we ranked it Intermediate. Syngonium is a great-looking houseplant that needs only modest care’s actually “Easy” to look after in most homes, And is derived from the spade-like shape of its leaves. Fast-growing and lush.
The Arrowhead is constantly unfurling new foliage, in varieties ranging from dark green with strong white variegation to hues of lime and even pink. Young Arrowhead Plants are typically characterized by their upright clusters of stems. As the Arrowhead matures, And it can produce trailing or climbing stems and larger leaves.
The arrowhead vine makes a pretty trailing and climbing vine that tends to aggressive growth under the right conditions. But sometimes mislabeled as Nephthytis, the arrowhead vine is a tropical climber in the Arum (or aroid) family. And Many varieties have variegated leaves to one degree or another, and like many aroids, the plant’s leaf structure changes as it matures, And it’s going from a simple arrow shape to a deeply lobed or divided mature leaf.
Arrowhead Plant Care
Medium to bright light and Tolerates low light. But not suited for intense, direct sun.
Allow soil to dry out halfway between waterings and Increase the frequency with increased light.
Tolerates average home humidity But it’s Prefers high humidity. To keep your Arrowhead so happy, and create a wet pebble tray underneath or incorporate a humidifier into the space.
The average home temperature of 65°F-75°F. Because if you’re comfortable, the Arrowhead Plant is comfortable.
Grows to a lush 15”. If a smaller size is preferred and cut o all climbing stems that develop and the Arrowhead will remain bushy.
Feed using a balanced liquid houseplant food on a regular basis because during the spring and summer growing season. But follow package and tips directions closely.
- Try letting these indoor vines grow long and display them as hanging plant and as it matures.
- So if you like a compact full plant, so then prune the foliage back to maintain its form.
- Propagate the cuttings in water as these indoor vines so then grow roots very quickly.
Arrowhead vines are very easy to grow and do well growing indoors in a low-to-medium light as a trailing, climbing, and hanging vine. It can also be kept pruned for a more bushy appearance. With many varieties, cultivars, and colors to choose from, these foliage plants coordinate well with any decor and add interest in variegated shades of green and white colors.
It is unusual for the arrowhead plant to produce flowers indoors. but when flowers do appear the greenish/white blooms look something like Peace lily blooms and with a thicker spadex (the central shaft that bears the individual flowers and berries). because the tiny flowers develop into brownish-black or red berries.
Leaves are usually heavily variegated when young. because the variegation tends to fade as the arrowhead plant leaves mature. And leaves come in attractive shades of green and white, silver, cream, pink, and even purple.
SYMPTOM: Leaves appear pale or yellowed.
CAUSE: Excessive light.
SYMPTOM: Leaves turn brown.
CAUSE: Under watered.
CAUSE: Under watered.