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Dwarf Princess

4.6 out of 5 (257 experiences)

Dwarf Princess has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Dwarf Princess has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

About Dwarf Princess

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 Plant, Arrowhead Plant, 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

How to care for Dwarf Princess

Water

How often to water your Dwarf Princess

Water needs for Dwarf Princess
0.5 cups
every 9

Dwarf Princess 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 Dwarf Princess

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Arrowhead Plant in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Dwarf Princess: 6ft from a window
6ft or less from
a window

Dwarf Princess 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 region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Dwarf Princess in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Dwarf Princess

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Dwarf Princess: 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 Dwarf Princess after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

FAQs
Difficulty Level

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


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Propagation
Yellow Leaves

Care Summary for Dwarf Princess

Dwarf Princess

Dwarf Princess


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.

What other plant parents say

Dwarf Princess has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 143
Dwarf Princess has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 126
Dwarf Princess has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 114
Dwarf Princess has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 66
Dwarf Princess has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 34
Dwarf Princess has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 12
Dwarf Princess has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 12
Dwarf Princess has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 9
Meagan avatar
@Meagan
leaf-1 29 Plants
xp 533 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 32 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 65 Plants
xp 1,275 XP
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 78 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 23 Plants
xp 791 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 40 Plants
xp 1,028 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 100 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 100 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 151 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
Savedmike avatar
@Savedmike
leaf-1 7 Plants
xp 123 XP
globe Lynn, Massachusetts
08/12/2021

It died and found all the soil with little black nats. This is my only plant that has this problem.

Pest magnet Pest magnet
Tedandgab avatar
@Tedandgab
leaf-1 48 Plants
xp 1,335 XP
globe Wodonga, Victoria
08/11/2021

Absolutely beautiful plant. Easy to grow and doesn’t need direct light.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Arman avatar
@Arman
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 115 XP
globe Tehran, Tehran Province
08/08/2021

Love

Tatianamoss avatar
@Tatianamoss
leaf-1 52 Plants
xp 3,191 XP
globe Denver, Colorado
08/07/2021

This guy. I fell in love with him at the store and have loved him ever since. He definitely reaches for the light. I have a couple different varieties and they are both in bright indirect light, yet they both seem to be reaching for where the direct sun hits in the room. Super easy to take care of, and they grow really quickly!

Fast grower Fast grower

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