Plant Care Arrowhead Plant

Arrowhead Plant

4.6 out of 5 (271 experiences)

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

About Arrowhead Plant

Syngonium podophyllum is a popular, easy-to-care-for houseplant with beautiful arrowhead shaped leaves. You’ll often see these plants grown in their juvenile stage, but given something to climb on and abundant sunlight you may see them mature into their adult stage! The leaf shape changes as they mature and may even appear to split into three individual leaves. In the wild they can climb up to 65 feet tall. Be sure to handle them with care, as their sap contains oxalic acid which can be very irritating to the skin and eyes. 👀

Taxonomy

Syngonium podophyllum
Syngonium
Araceae
Alismatales

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', Red Heart and Syngonium Bob Allusion

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 located in Baltimore, Maryland.

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.

Plant care guide for Arrowhead Plant in Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore, Maryland

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Growing Arrowhead Plant in Baltimore right now

Light needs for plant Arrowhead Plant in Baltimore, Maryland

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

November 29th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Baltimore is currently very low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in de…

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Light needs for plant Arrowhead Plant in Baltimore, Maryland

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 29.3% ☀️

November 28th, 2021

Baltimore is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Baltimore is expected to decrease by 29.3% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 7.3 megajoules of energy per m2

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Light needs for plant Arrowhead Plant in Baltimore, Maryland

Daylight will decrease by 1.1 hours 📉

November 28th, 2021

This month, Baltimore is getting an average of 8.8 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 11% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.3 total hours of dayl…

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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 💪.

We wouldn’t recommend testing its limits during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Baltimore, Maryland ⛅.

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.

When to repot Arrowhead Plant

Nutrient needs for plant Arrowhead Plant in Baltimore, Maryland

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

November 29th, 2021

The growing potential in Baltimore is very low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best t…

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FAQs
Difficulty Level

Arrowhead Plant is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!


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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 your location in Baltimore, Maryland, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Arrowhead Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 152
Arrowhead Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 133
Arrowhead Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 119
Arrowhead Plant has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 72
Arrowhead Plant has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 35
Arrowhead Plant has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 14
Arrowhead Plant has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 14
Arrowhead Plant has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 8
Staytrippylittlehippie avatar
@Staytrippylittlehippie
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 125 XP
globe Miami, Florida
11/29/2021

Trooper, goes at least 10 days without asking for water. But I do around 7 days.

Kept 10 feet from the window.

Survivor Survivor
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Cassrose avatar
@Cassrose
leaf-1 43 Plants
xp 1,027 XP
globe New York
11/05/2021

So easy to maintain and easy to propagate.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Eviee avatar
@Eviee
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 198 XP
11/04/2021

Super chill plant that’ll last a long time, always blooming new leaves and never drops sturdiness

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Survivor Survivor
Komal avatar
@Komal
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 135 XP
globe Ampang Jaya, Selangor
11/03/2021

I plucked mine from a jungle where it was growing native, so it prefers being in my balcony and has a growth spurt after every rain! It also reacts very well to water soluble fertiliser.

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Meagan avatar
@Meagan
leaf-1 23 Plants
xp 619 XP
globe Grapevine, Texas
10/26/2021

Took my struggling guy out of his pot (roots were saturated) and put him in a well-draining corner of the yard in partial-shade where he gets watered daily from the sprinkler….he LOVES it there. Looks better than ever! I think he just wants me to know he is better on his own.

Survivor Survivor
Milan avatar
@Milan
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 34 XP
10/24/2021

Love my little arrowhead, a pink colour leaks through the leaves and it looks really pretty. It is fairly easy to look after inside.

Fast grower Fast grower
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Browns easily Browns easily
Nikki2 avatar
@Nikki2
leaf-1 74 Plants
xp 2,935 XP
globe Woolwich Township, New Jersey
10/24/2021

I’ve had no issues at all. Very easy plant I’m actually growing in water. I fertilize once in a while with a diluted fish fertilizer and replenish the water level once a month. I think I’ll be looking for some more Syngoniums in the near future.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Ebony avatar
@Ebony
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 152 XP
10/19/2021

Worth it! They grow super fast and are considered “weeds” in Australia. Super cute!

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Survivor Survivor
Fast grower Fast grower
Madde.lynn avatar
@Madde.lynn
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 84 XP
globe Wilson, Texas
10/17/2021

I got this plant as a present and it has grown beautifully but it’s leave do die out quickly, I also struggle with getting it to grow out instead of being crowded.

Blooms easily Blooms easily
Tessasplants avatar
@Tessasplants
leaf-1 35 Plants
xp 728 XP
10/08/2021

I find mine hard to keep alive but there is a new leaf 😮🤗

Izabela avatar
@Izabela
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 66 XP
globe New York
09/27/2021

love it

Fast grower Fast grower
Browns easily Browns easily
Survivor Survivor
Icantwink avatar
@Icantwink
leaf-1 25 Plants
xp 914 XP
globe Hoppers Crossing, Victoria
09/16/2021

Looks great and you don’t need to give it all your attention!

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Emily18 avatar
@Emily18
leaf-1 11 Plants
xp 208 XP
09/12/2021

I’ve had problems with him since I got him. Just now getting a handle. I think I just had him to big of a pot, leaves yellow a lot but I just move him away from the sun. Still very pretty

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Jphillippe avatar
@Jphillippe
leaf-1 39 Plants
xp 1,233 XP
globe Minnetonka, Minnesota
09/07/2021

Doesn’t like too much sun ☀️

Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Cassidhe avatar
@Cassidhe
leaf-1 25 Plants
xp 339 XP
globe Auburn, Indiana
08/29/2021

It can grow in just water

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Hallepeno avatar
@Hallepeno
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 104 XP
globe West Haven, Utah
08/27/2021

Very dramatic when not watered but after a good watering it’ll perk up after a couple of hours. The leaves do brown pretty easily. My other arrowhead grew extremely fast. At one time I had five or more new leaves at one time

Browns easily Browns easily
Fast grower Fast grower
Hallepeno avatar
@Hallepeno
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 104 XP
globe West Haven, Utah
08/27/2021

Very dramatic when not watered but after a good watering it’ll perk up after a couple of hours. The leaves do brown pretty easily especially on my other arrowhead, Rex. This arrowhead grew very fast. I had like five or more new leaves at one time.

Fast grower Fast grower
Browns easily Browns easily
Kendall avatar
@Kendall
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 156 XP
08/24/2021

This plant is my favorite plant. It has big leaves it grows fast and last long. It is pet friendly at lest my pets do not bother it. It is the easiest plant to propagate. The only thing is if it doesn’t get the proper amount of sun and water, it browns easily.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Browns easily Browns easily
Lilsusbby avatar
@Lilsusbby
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 61 XP
globe San Jose, California
08/16/2021

I just got her today, so all I can say is her leaves are so cute and a couple of them have pink veins 😍

Vera avatar
@Vera
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 31 XP
globe Groningen
08/12/2021

Really pretty trails on the leaves, had it for over 35 years, still alive

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves

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