4.6 out of 5 (307 experiences)
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. 👀
Also known as
Arrowhead Vine, Five Fingers, Goosefoot, Arrowhead Philodendron, Arrowhead Plant, Nephthytis, African Evergreen, American Evergreen, Berry Allusion, Syngonium Strawberry Ice, Syngonium Confetti, Syngonium Milk Confetti, Syngonium Neon Allusion and Red Heart Syngonium
How to care for Arrowhead Plant
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 Houston, Texas.
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December 7th, 2022
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Houston is currently low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determini…
December 9th, 2022
Houston is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Houston is expected to decrease by 16.5% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 9.8 megajoules of energy per m2 per …
December 8th, 2022
This month, Houston is getting an average of 8.3 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will decrease by 5.4% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.1 total hours of dayl…
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 Houston, Texas ⛅.
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.
December 8th, 2022
The growing potential in Houston is 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 to repot…
What other plant parents say
This plant grows insanely fast and I always have at least four new leaves. I keep mine at ~65% humidity with grow lights (no natural sunlight) and a layer an inch deep of spagnum moss covering the soil to keep it a little more humid.