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Syngonium Care

Syngonium Varieties & Care

August 04, 2022

Although they start out as adorable compact well behaved indoor plants, arrowhead vines, as the name implies, want to spread out and extended in all directions. There are some varieties, like the allusion, that tend to stay more compact, but others, like the white butterfly, will spread it's wings and fly out in all directions! Native to the rainforests of South and Central America, syngonium are known for prolific growers. So don't hesitate to prune and shape them, as they love to be tamed and will become fuller plants. All syngonium are easy-care plants as long as you simply remember to water them (and even if you forget from time to time).

Watering: Allow to dry out between waterings, but be mindful of going too long. Remaining dry for extended periods of time will lead to brown, crispy leaves.
Light Requirements: Bright, indirect light in a warm spot. Direct sun can scorch a syngonium's leaves.
Humidity Needs: Average Colorado household humidity is sufficient, but will enjoy humidity over 40% if possible.
Soil Preference: 
A well-draining light soil. Standard potting soil with additional perlite and organic matter would be ideal.
Will benefit from a half-strength fertilizer applied 2x/month during spring/summer months. Can use worm castings in lieu of fertilizer for an organic approach.
Either annually or when your plant becomes rootbound. 
Pet Safe: No
Common Issues: 
Browning, crisping leaves due to underwatering or yellowing leaves due to overwatering. Watch for common pests, but syngonium are not frequently infested.

 Syngonium Varieties

*Not intended to be a comprehensive list of varieties.

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