A perfect house plant. The five-lobed shape of Syngonium podophyllum/ Goosefoot leaves represents the five Feng Shui elements; water, fire, earth, wood, and metal. Thus it perfectly balances Yin and yang energy and encourages positive chi or energy. It also cleanses the air. The goosefoot, or Syngonium podophyllum, has the inspiring; ‘upward’ wood energy, which is associated with the east or southeast. Place it on a desk or workstation to let its spirit of spring; dawn, youth and new ideas aid inspiration. Syngonium is an easy-to-care-for plant that is well adapted to indoor environments. As a young plant, its leaves start out heart-shaped, then gradually become arrowhead shaped as it matures. Its dark-green leaves have silvery white, green or pink or cream variegation, making this a decorative and popular house plant.
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Bright light, but no direct sun. Can tolerate low light, but the leaves may lose their variegation. Turn the pot regularly for even growth.
Keep the potting mix moist in summer, allowing the surface to dry out before watering again. Waterless often in winter, letting the top half of the potting mix, dry out.
Average room humidity. Temperature: Normal room temperatures. 60-75F, 16-24C Soil: Any good potting mix. Use a container with good drainage. Fertilizer: Feed once a month with an organic plant fertilizer diluted to half the normal strength.
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