Syngonium Podophyllum | Arrowhead Plant

The Syngonium Podophyllum, otherwise known as the arrowhead plant is characterized by its variegated arrowhead-shaped leaves. This plant originated in Southeast Asia.

Plant Information

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.

Plant Care

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.

Propagation: Place 4-inch cuttings in water or moist peat moss based potting mix. Plant division can also be used.

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.

Syngonium Podophyllum | Arrowhead Plant

Scindapsus Pictus | Satin Pothos

The Scindapsus Pictus, otherwise known as the argyraeus or satin pothos is characterized by dark green leaves speckled with satin or silver speckles and splotches. This plant is easy to take care of and is similar to Devil’s Ivy. This plant originated in Southeast Asia.

Plant Information

Botanical Name: Scindapsus Pictus ‘Argyraeus’

Nicknames: Satin Pothos

Origin: Southeast Asia

Size: Size varies, this plant can grow to over 3 ft. in length.

Plant Care

Lighting: Satin pothos can thrive in bright indirect light, however, does not like direct sunlight.

Watering: Allow the top few inches of soil to dry before watering thoroughly, do not overwater.

Fertilizing: Feed every month spring, summer, and fall with a liquid fertilizer half diluted.

Temperature: This plant thrives in 65-85°F all year-round.

Humidity: Average humidity

Soil: All-purpose potting soil

Pruning: Long-running stems can be trimmed to keep the plant bushy, though not necessary for a healthy Satin pothos.

Propagation: Place 4-inch cuttings in water or moist peat moss based potting mix.

Potential Problems: These plants are resilient to pests but may attract pests and disease if over-watered. Brown leaf tips indicate dry air, while yellow leaves indicate overwatering.

Poison Information: The satin pothos is a level 2 poisonous plant.

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Senecio Rowleyanus | String of Pearls

The Senecio Rowleyanus, otherwise known as the string of pearls is characterized by its small pearl-shaped leaves strung on a trailing vine. These plants originated in Africa.

Plant Information

Botanical Name: Senecio Rowleyanus

Nicknames: String of Pearls

Origin: Southwest Africa

Size: The Senecio Rowleyanus plant can grow trailing stems as long as 2 to 3 feet.

Plant Care

Lighting: The string of pearls plant thrives in bright indirect sunlight with some direct light.

Watering: Keep this plant’s soil moist, avoid allowing the soil to be too dry, but allow the soil to dry between waterings. Do not overwater. Watering can be cut back during the winter season.

Fertilizing: Feed Senecio Rowleyanus every week during spring, summer, and fall with a liquid fertilizer half diluted.

Temperature: This plant prefers temperatures of 70-80°F during spring, summer, and fall and 55-60°F during the winter.

Humidity: Senecio Rowleyanus thrives in average to low humidity.

Soil: The string of pearls does well with succulent and cactus soil.

Propagation: Use 4-inch stem cuttings placed in moist soil to propagate Senecio Rowleyanus.

Poison Information: Senecio Rowleyanus is a level 4 poisonous plant that is particularly poisonous for dogs and other house pets.

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Epipremnum Aureum | Pothos Plants

The Epipremnum Aureum, otherwise known as Pothos, Golden Pothos, Devil’s Ivy, Silver Vine, and Cubicle Plant, is characterized by their variegated leaves, viney nature, and ease of care. These plants originated in the Solomon Islands.

Plant Information

Botanical Name: Epipremnum Aureum

Nicknames: Pothos, Golden Pothos, Devil’s Ivy, Money Plant, Silver Vine, Cubicle Plant

Origin: Solomon Islands

Size: Varies, the plant can grow to over 8 ft. in length.

Plant Care

Lighting: Epipremnum Aureum can thrive in low to bright light, however, does not like direct sunlight.

Watering: Allow the top few inches of soil to dry before watering thoroughly, do not overwater.

Fertilizing: Feed every 2 weeks spring, summer, and fall with a liquid fertilizer half diluted. Feed monthly during the winter.

Temperature: This viney plant thrives in 65-80°F all year-round

Humidity: This plant requires average humidity

Soil: Use all-purpose potting soil

Pruning: Long-running stems can be trimmed to keep the plant bushy, though not necessary for a healthy plant.

Propagation: Place 5 to 6 inch cuttings in water or moist perlite

Potential Problems: Devil’s Ivy is resilient to pests but may attract pests and disease if over-watered.

Poison Information: Epipremnum Aureum is a level 2 poisonous plant.