Syngonium is also known as Arrowhead Plants, or Nephthys, make excellent indoor plants. Syngonium has leaves that are almost white, green & white, and various shades of pink or burgundy. Due to arrow shape of the leaves, it called arrowhead. Cut the long runners and growth tips of plants and you can use them on tables or stand them on the floor. When left untrimmed, Arrowhead Houseplants make beautiful hanging plants. Syngonium Plant with green leaves can live in low to medium light and other varieties with white, pink, or burgundy leaves need a medium to high light. The leaves become “Bleached” and turn an ugly gray-green color when placed in the direct sun. Water an Arrowhead Houseplant well and then allow the top 50% of the soil to dry out before watering again. An Arrowhead Plant droops when it needs water, but perks up quickly. When over- watered, an Arrowhead Plant develops root rot and may die.
V I T A L S
Bright indirect sunlight
Water thrice a week
Where to grow
Not pet friendly
Fertilizer/ feed for the plant: Feed the arrowhead plant every 2 weeks with fertiliser diluted to half strength. Make sure the soil is moist at all times, but refrain from drowning him through overwatering.
Repotting : When you notice stunted growth or discomfort in the plant, it is time to repot into a bigger pot. Ideally, the Arrowhead plant is repotted every 2 years. He grows aggressively so the roots outgrow the pot and then it is time to repot and make them comfortable.
Propogation : It can be easily propagated via stem cuttings. Take cuttings with at least one node and root it in water. They root in water just as well, as they do in a potting mix. For a failsafe propagation, choose a new shoot that has sprouted a couple of leaves and has more than one aerial node.
1. Why are my Arrowhead plant leaves turning pale and limp?
Too much and direct sunlight will cause the Arrowhead plant to practically burn. This causes the leaves to turn pale and limp. Move him to a place with indirect sunlight since he loves bright indirect sunlight.
2. Why are the new leaves of the Goosefoot plant turning brown and withering?
When the Goosefoot or Arrowhead plant is thirsty, he will drop new leaves because there isn’t enough water ration for him. Cut off the browning leaf and water the Syngonium and he will perk up quickly.
3. Why are my Syngonium leaves turning yellow?
Both under watering and overwatering can lead to yellowing leaves of the Syngonium. Check the soil, repot in a dry and well-draining medium if the soil is wet and loamy. Change your watering schedule to fix this issue and water only when the top soil is dry.
Style and Décor
Style and Décor
Light Requirements :The Syngonium plant fares well in any indirect sunlight. Too much direct sunlight burns the plant so be mindful of the place where it is kept.
Locations :The Syngonium plant is perfect to be kept in the living room or near the windows where it will receive indirect sunlight.
Styling/decor tip :These plants are a brilliant choice for your reading or work desk because they’re short, lush and air purifying. What better than a spot of green atop your marble or wooden table that will not only soothe the eyes in the middle of your working or reading, but also purify the air and help reduce your stress? That’s right, nothing is better than that. The leaves have delicate variegation in white, the leaves grow whiter as they mature.
The Arrowhead plant is the go-to option of many homemakers due to its lush and beautiful foliage. The buds are heart-shaped in the beginning, and eventually become arrowhead and hence, become the reason for this name to the Arrowhead plant. The foliage shows compact growth and the upright stem in the later years of growth transform into climbing stem.