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Arrowhead Plants – Syngonium podophyllum

February 25, 2021

Arrowhead plants (Syngonium phodophyllum) are also known as Arrowhead vine or Arrowhead philodendron. The shape of its leaves gives the plant its namesake, arrow head. As another popular member of the Aroid family, this plant shares characteristics with its well-known siblings such as Philodendron and Pothos.

Arrowhead plants have distinctive leaf colors, such as dusty pink, white and lime greens. The pink and white varieties require more light than green ones, but overall the species does well in bright filtered light. If you’re looking for something eye-catching for a shady spot, they are easy picks. Avoid strong sunlight which can burn the leaves.

In addition, these plants are extremely easy to propagate. Simply cut off a branch at the base, making sure there is a dormant root (looks like a small bump) and place it in water. Within a week or two, you’ll see roots growing outward.

They are not as drought-tolerant as Pothos or Philodendron. Their leaves droops when dry, but perks up easily if the condition is caught quickly (within a day or so).

Here are some of our favorite varieties:

‘Robusta pink’ – Dusty pink leaves!

Photo credit: Mercer Botanicals

Photo credit: Mercer Botanicals

‘White butterfly’ – Dominant white leaf coloring brightens shady spots

Photo credit: InteriorJungle.co.au

Photo credit: InteriorJungle.co.au

‘Gold’ – Same light green as Golden Smith apples. Gorgeous.

Photo credit: Pinterest

Photo credit: Pinterest

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