Plant Care Red Heart

Red Heart

4.6 out of 5 (250 experiences)

Red Heart has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Red Heart has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

About Red Heart

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 and 'Sunshine'

How to care for Red Heart

Water

How often to water your Red Heart

Water needs for Red Heart
0.5 cups
every 9

Red Heart 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 Red Heart

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 Red Heart: 6ft from a window
6ft or less from
a window

Red Heart 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 Red Heart in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Red Heart

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

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


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Care Summary for Red Heart

Red Heart

Red Heart


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

Red Heart has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 138
Red Heart has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 122
Red Heart has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 112
Red Heart has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 65
Red Heart has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 33
Red Heart has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 12
Red Heart has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 10
Red Heart has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 9
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 714 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 778 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 1,018 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 95 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 95 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 148 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 111 XP
globe Tehran, Tehran Province
08/08/2021

Love

Tatianamoss avatar
@Tatianamoss
leaf-1 51 Plants
xp 3,078 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
Theajohnson avatar
@Theajohnson
leaf-1 17 Plants
xp 597 XP
globe Thornleigh, New South Wales
08/05/2021

perfect plant to propagate

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Jadyn avatar
@Jadyn
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 292 XP
globe Okotoks, Alberta
08/03/2021

I think this plant is my favourite in my collection, she was a bit expensive but so so worth it! She browns very easily tho if she’s in direct light but other then that I Love love looooove this plant

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Browns easily Browns easily
Userkcrow avatar
@Userkcrow
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 32 XP
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.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Pest magnet Pest magnet
Aur0ra avatar
@Aur0ra
leaf-1 46 Plants
xp 1,267 XP
07/27/2021

mixed the pink and the green versions together and it’s so cute! fast growing and loves to be misted

Fast grower Fast grower

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