Syngonium 'White Butterfly'
4.8 out of 5 (14 experiences)
About Syngonium 'White Butterfly'
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 'White Butterfly'
How to care for Syngonium 'White Butterfly'
How often to water your Syngonium 'White Butterfly'
Syngonium 'White Butterfly' needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Water 0.5 cups every
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Finding light for Syngonium 'White Butterfly' in your home
Syngonium 'White Butterfly' 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 💪.
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How to fertilize Syngonium 'White Butterfly'
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 Syngonium 'White Butterfly' after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
Syngonium 'White Butterfly' 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.
Syngonium 'White Butterfly' 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.
Syngonium 'White Butterfly' 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.
Syngonium 'White Butterfly' 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!
Syngonium 'White Butterfly' 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!
Syngonium 'White Butterfly' 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!
Syngonium 'White Butterfly' is native to Central America.
Syngonium 'White Butterfly' 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.
Care Summary for Syngonium 'White Butterfly'
Syngonium 'White Butterfly'
0.5 cups every 9 days
< 6ft from a window
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
This plant bounced back from shipping really quickly. I have it under a grow light, in its original pot, 7-8 feet away from a north facing window with a porch and sheer curtain on it and it is doing great. Leaves are still unfurling and getting taller. The bottom leaves are yellowing, but that is expected. This plant hasn’t started climbing it’s stale yet, but I know by next year, it will be a monster! Exactly what’s needed in an indoor jungle!