The Syngonium Podophyllum, otherwise known as the arrowhead plant is characterized by
Botanical Name: Syngonium Podophyllum
Nicknames: Arrowhead Plant, Arrowhead Vine, Arrowhead philodendron, Goosefoot, African Evergreen, American Evergreen
Origin: Southeast Asia
Size: This plant can grow to be 2 feet tall and climbing varieties might get to be 4 feet long.
Lighting: Arrowhead plant thrives in bright indirect light, however, can tolerate low light. Though low light may lead to lessened variegation.
Watering: Allow the top few inches of soil to dry before watering thoroughly, do not overwater. Water more frequently in the summer, allowing the top half of soil to dry between watering in the winter.
Fertilizing: Feed every 2 weeks spring, summer, and fall with a fertilizer half diluted. Feed monthly in the winter.
Temperature: Syngonium Podophyllum thrives in 60-75°F all year-round.
Humidity: Arrowhead plants prefer high humidity but can survive in average humidity. Brown leaf tips might indicate dry air.
Soil: Use Peat moss based soil mix.
Pruning: Long-running vines can be trimmed back to keep the center of the plant bushy.
Potential Problems: These plants are resilient to pests but may attract pests and disease if over-watered. Brown leaf tips signify dry air.
Pests: scale, Mealy Bugs, spider mites
Disease: Rot from overwatering, leaf spot disease
Poison Information: Arrowhead plant is a level 2 poisonous plant.