Variegated Arrowhead Vine
4.9 out of 5 (13 experiences)
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. 👀
Syngonium podophyllum 'Albo-variegatum'
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
How often to water your Variegated Arrowhead Vine
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 located in Boston, Massachusetts.
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Water 0.5 cups every
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Finding light for Variegated Arrowhead Vine in your home
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 💪.
We wouldn’t recommend testing its limits during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Boston, Massachusetts ⛅.
How to fertilize Variegated Arrowhead Vine
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.
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 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 🏡.
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 doesn’t require additional humidity. Plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves, so the best way to provide humidity for your plants is through watering the 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!
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!
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!
Variegated Arrowhead Vine is native to Central America.
Care Summary for Variegated Arrowhead Vine
Variegated Arrowhead Vine
0.5 cups every 9 days
< 6ft from a window
Repot after 2x growth
Based on your location in Boston, Massachusetts, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.
What other plant parents say
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