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Syngonium podophyllum - Arrowhead Vine


Prefers bright, indirect light, but tolerates low light well

Well drained

Let potting mix dry slightly between waterings

A true vine, can grow from 30 inches (76.2 cm) to 6 feet (1.8 m) if you allow it to

Possible Problems

Overwatering leads to stem rot. Spider mites, aphids, mealybugs, and scale are possible


Very hardy and easy to grow houseplant that requires minimal care. Prune to control form. The 2-6 inch (5.08-15.24 cm) leaves range from solid green to shades of green with white, pink, or yellow markings. To encourage compact growth, arrowhead vines need plenty of light. In lower light it will lose its compact form. For best color of the leaves, give plenty of light as it makes the variegation more pronounced. In dim light, you will see mostly green leaves with no pattern. Perfers temperatures between 60-90 degrees F (15.5-32.2 C), but it will tolerate a wide range of temperatures from 40 degrees F (4.4 C) to more than 100 degrees F (37.8 C). Makes a nice hanging basket for indoor or outdoor living areas. Feed monthly during the spring and summer months with a soluble fertilizer. Not a heavy feeder.


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