Syngonium podophyllum | Arrowhead Vine

Aka ‘Syngonium ‘Mojito’ or ‘Arrowhead vine/ivy’

Did you know?

The Syngonium podophyllum is a perennial vine from the Aracace family. 

Its native to rainforests of Central and South America and West Indies. Its leaves are arrow-shaped and can have unique green or pink variegation. 

Try growing in a hanging planter or outside in a container as an annual when the night time temperature is steadily above 15ºc.

syngonium plant care

LIGHT | Thrives in bright, indirect light. Morning and evening direct sun is fine. They also tolerate medium indirect light. Low light will stop the variegation on the leaves.

HUMIDITY | Tolerates average room humidity but thrives in humid environments so this plant is perfect for your kitchen or bathroom. Keep away from radiators and draughts. 

WATER | Allow the top 2 inches of soil to dry out before watering again in spring/summer. Cut back the frequency of watering when the growth slows in autumn/winter.

Toxic to pets

SOIL | Well-draining houseplant soil. 

TEMP | Syngonium like warm conditions: 15-29℃.

REPOTTING | Syngonium can be repotted every year or every couple of years (depending on the growth) in a slightly bigger pot.

PROPAGATING TIPS | This plant can be propagated through stem cuttings. Use a sharp knife and gloves as the sap is irritating for the skin. Take several cuttings with a node and a couple of leaves on each of them. Plant in a small pot with potted mix or place in a glass filled with water. Once a few roots have grown (after a couple of weeks), plant the cuttings in a small pot with soil.   


Yellow leaves = natural ageing, overwatering, underwatering, dry air

Curling leaves = lack of humidity

Crispy leaves = lack of humidity, under-watering, afternoon sun on the leaves

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