4.6 out of 5 (312 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 and American Evergreen
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 Tampa, Florida.
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May 16th, 2022
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Tampa is currently very high 📈. The plant growth potential in your area is currently at its peak! 🌿
The availability of high quality sunlight i…
May 17th, 2022
Tampa is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Tampa is expected to increase by 9.6% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 21.3 megajoules of energy per m2 per da…
May 16th, 2022
This month, Tampa is getting an average of 10.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will increase by 7.4% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 13.6 total hours of dayli…
Arrowhead Plant can tolerate being far from a window and light source.
Place it less than 6 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth during this time of higher sunlight intensity in Tampa, Florida ☀️.️
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.
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.