Plant Care Variegated Arrowhead Vine

Variegated Arrowhead Vine

4.9 out of 5 (13 experiences)

Variegated Arrowhead Vine has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Variegated Arrowhead Vine has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate

About Variegated Arrowhead Vine

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 'Albo-variegatum'
Syngonium
Araceae
Alismatales

Also known as

Syngonium podophyllum albo variegata, Syngonium Albo Verigata, Syngonium podophyllum albo variegata., syngonium podophyllum albo-variegatum, Syngonium Podophyllum Albo, syngonium podophyllum 'albo', Syngonium Podophyllum Albo-Variegata, Syngonium Albo Variegata and Stngonium podophyllym 'Albo'

How to care for Variegated Arrowhead Vine

💦 Water

How often to water your Variegated Arrowhead Vine

Water needs for Variegated Arrowhead Vine
0.5 cups
every 9

Variegated Arrowhead Vine 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 Variegated Arrowhead Vine

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Variegated Arrowhead Vine in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Variegated Arrowhead Vine: 6ft from a window
6ft or less from
a window

Variegated Arrowhead Vine 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 Variegated Arrowhead Vine in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Variegated Arrowhead Vine

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

Browse #Syngonium
💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

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


💦 Water Needs

Variegated Arrowhead Vine prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Variegated Arrowhead Vine Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Variegated Arrowhead Vine 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 in your home 🏡.


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.

Variegated Arrowhead Vine Toxicity to Cats →


💨 Humidity

Variegated Arrowhead Vine prefers dry environments. Providing extra humidity or misting your plant allows water to linger on leaves, which can create the perfect environment for harmful types of fungi.


🪴 Soil

Variegated Arrowhead Vine does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!


💩 Fertilizer

Variegated Arrowhead Vine should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


❄️ Dormancy

Variegated Arrowhead Vine does not have a typical pattern of dormancy. If you notice their growth slowing down substantially, double check that they are getting enough sunlight and water to thrive!


🌎 Native Region

Variegated Arrowhead Vine is native to Central America.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Variegated Arrowhead Vine is a naturally climbing plant and can be trained to climb indoors if you provide a moss pole or trellis. The newest growth will emerge from the end of the stems.

How and When to Prune Variegated Arrowhead Vine →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Variegated Arrowhead Vine can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 10-12. Find your local hardiness zone here.


🌱 Propagation

Variegated Arrowhead Vine can be propagated by the stem method. To propagate:

  • Make a cut just above the node. The node is the break in the stem where the leaf emerges.
  • To get the cutting to root, you can either:
    • Place the cutting in water until roots emerge and are ~2” long and then transplant into well-draining soil, or
    • Place the cutting directly into well-draining soil and water when dry.

🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Variegated Arrowhead Vine

Variegated Arrowhead Vine

Variegated Arrowhead Vine


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

Variegated Arrowhead Vine has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 10
Variegated Arrowhead Vine has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 8
Variegated Arrowhead Vine has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 6
Variegated Arrowhead Vine has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 3
Variegated Arrowhead Vine has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 3
Variegated Arrowhead Vine has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Variegated Arrowhead Vine has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
@ValidTreeonion avatar
@@ValidTreeonion
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 68 XP
globe Peshastin, WA
03/07/2022

I love the fact they adapt to regular home humidity or they can go in IKEA shelf’s for higher humidity and thrive as well!! Very easy plant to care for

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Fast grower Fast grower
@alycia_maree avatar
@@alycia_maree
leaf-1 120 Plants
xp 2,509 XP
globe Perth, Western Australia
06/17/2021

I neglected this plant VERY hard when I first got it 2 years ago. It was outside in perfect conditions but only got watered when I remembered. It was survival of the fittest and it has come out the other side! After a recent repot, moved inside and well looked after, it is thriving better than ever and is already spitting out leaves after 2 weeks.

Forever love this plant. Never give up on it

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
@Aylha avatar
@@Aylha
leaf-1 42 Plants
xp 4,385 XP
02/17/2021

She attracts ants but she never dies so

Survivor Survivor
Pest magnet Pest magnet

Trending in your area

Similar to Variegated Arrowhead Vine

Discover rare plants