Plant Care Arrowhead Plant

Arrowhead Plant

4.6 out of 5 (196 experiences)

Arrowhead Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Arrowhead Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

Arrowhead vine, Five Fingers, Goosefoot, Arrowhead philodendron, Arrowhead Plant 'Confetti', Mini Pixie, Syngonium Mango Allusion, Bubblegum neon, 'Pink Allusion', Berry Allusion Arrowhead Plant, 'Green Feather', nephthytis, dwarf princess, 'Berry Allusion', Maria Allusion, 'Sunshine' and Red Heart

Taxonomy

Syngonium podophyllum
Syngonium
Araceae
Alismatales

What other plant parents say

Arrowhead Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 107
Arrowhead Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 103
Arrowhead Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 84
Arrowhead Plant has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 51
Arrowhead Plant has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 22
Arrowhead Plant has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 9
Arrowhead Plant has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 7
Arrowhead Plant has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 7
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Denver, CO
Rating of the plant Arrowhead Plant named Rama by Tatianamoss on Greg, the plant care app
06/12/2021

I have a couple of different varieties of this plant and I am absolutely in love. They grow super fast and they’re easy to take care of. One is in a bright room with South and West facing windows. It…

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@Elm
Saint Paul, MN
Rating of the plant Arrowhead Plant named Jack by Elm on Greg, the plant care app
05/18/2021

I’ll admit, Arrowhead Plant wasn’t my favorite plant at first. I nearly killed it in my first year of plant parenthood. But once I realized that it was an issue with my soil, I repotted my Arrowhead …

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@Sparklepipsi
Temescal, CA
Rating of the plant Arrowhead Plant named Midori by Sparklepipsi on Greg, the plant care app
02/20/2021

Before I owned a Syngonium, I didn’t really care for them ... they just didn’t stand out to me as anything special. But after receiving one in a randomly selected plant box, it quickly became one of …

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Tacoma, WA
Rating of the plant Arrowhead Plant named Bobbi by Lionelfrankenstein on Greg, the plant care app
04/23/2021

Nobody expects to love a Syngonium as much as they do. These guys are pretty easy going, and watching the new growth on them is a lot of fun. Bright indirect light, water when the first inch or two…

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@Silvia
Albuquerque, NM
Rating of the plant Arrowhead Plant named Elephant ear by Silvia on Greg, the plant care app
06/22/2021

This plant is on the other spectrum of an arrowhead it is more like an elephant ear. It’s easy to grow easy to propagate it does like water. It is hanging in my east window my front porch is covered …

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@Egotopia
Jacksonville, FL
Rating of the plant Arrowhead Plant named Syngonium podophyllum by Egotopia on Greg, the plant care app
05/17/2021

Tolerant of low light but it will reach for light. Leaves are a bit succulent so they do better in brighter light but will burn in direct sun. These are aroids so they want to spread. Mine lived in m…

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@Anah7077
Corona, CA
Rating of the plant Arrowhead Plant named Ms.Piggie by Anah7077 on Greg, the plant care app
04/15/2021

It’s been very easy so long as you don’t let the soil dry FULLY out. Dryness will cause lower leaves to dry/drop, but I don’t mind it because it’s constantly pumping out new growth. Never tried propa…

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Kat-pal avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Arrowhead Plant named Arrowhead plant by Kat-pal on Greg, the plant care app
06/03/2021

I keep this plant in my bathroom because it does well in humidity although it is unfortunately exposed to toothpaste being close to the sink. Doesn’t seem to matter much though cause this plant pushe…

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@Pinkandgreen
Kippa-Ring, QLD
Rating of the plant Arrowhead Plant named Pinky by Pinkandgreen on Greg, the plant care app
07/24/2021

Easy to grow, and so many pretty variations in the same plant. I love watching the leaves unfurl. Tolerates low light and ignoring it too. I let mine dry out before watering, I’d you forget they tell…

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Userkcrow avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Arrowhead Plant named Fred by Userkcrow on Greg, the plant care app
07/29/2021

He’s adorable. So cute and easy to manage. Had him in our low lit bathroom and he wiltered, but two days in bedroom by a window and he’s come right back up! Definitely recommend for beginners like me.

How to care for Arrowhead Plant

Water

How often to water your Arrowhead Plant

Water needs for Arrowhead Plant
0.5 cups
every 9

Arrowhead Plant needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Arrowhead Plant

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Arrowhead Plant in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Arrowhead Plant: 6ft from a window
6ft or less from
a window

Arrowhead Plant can tolerate being far from a window and light source.

Place it less than 6 feet from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪.

Select your city to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Arrowhead Plant in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Arrowhead Plant

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Arrowhead Plant: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Arrowhead Plant after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Arrowhead Plant

Arrowhead Plant

Arrowhead Plant


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 6ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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