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Syngonium (compact)

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Syngonium (compact)

from 5.00

Syngonium podophyllum, or Arrowhead Plant, is a much loved plant to decorate your indoor space with. This one reaches about 20cm tall, and will stay that height if you clip new growth- substantially smaller than the other syngonium we stock.

Best kept in a bright spot with indirect sunlight, the natural variegation on the leaves brings a lovely range of green shades to the inside of your house. While this plant can survive in lower light conditions, direct sun isn’t recommended as it can burn the leaves. Syngoniums are well known to the southern islands in Asia, where they are often kept in water in bathrooms with no natural light- this is a very hardy plant that will survive in most situations as long as it is humid and warm enough.

Unsurprisingly the common name comes from the shape of the leaves, which are multi-toned when young, and become more of a solid colour once matured. If left to its own devices this plant will start trailing. To control this growth you can provide a pole for it to climb up or let it hang in a basket or off a bookcase. If you’d like to keep it compact and smaller be sure to prune the leaves to encourage growth at the base!

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Syngonium podophyllum, or Arrowhead Plant, is a much loved plant to decorate your indoor space with. This one reaches about 20cm tall, and will stay that height if you clip new growth- substantially smaller than the other syngonium we stock.

Best kept in a bright spot with indirect sunlight, the natural variegation on the leaves brings a lovely range of green shades to the inside of your house. While this plant can survive in lower light conditions, direct sun isn’t recommended as it can burn the leaves. Syngoniums are well known to the southern islands in Asia, where they are often kept in water in bathrooms with no natural light- this is a very hardy plant that will survive in most situations as long as it is humid and warm enough.

Unsurprisingly the common name comes from the shape of the leaves, which are multi-toned when young, and become more of a solid colour once matured. If left to its own devices this plant will start trailing. To control this growth you can provide a pole for it to climb up or let it hang in a basket or off a bookcase. If you’d like to keep it compact and smaller be sure to prune the leaves to encourage growth at the base!

The Arrowhead plant is native to Mexico, Ecuador, Bolivia and Brazil, and likes warm and moist conditions. In Wellington, with our colder winter climate this is best as an indoor display plant - either pruned to stay as a shrub, or left to vine. If you’ve decided to not grow it big, prune the top every so often to encourage growth at the base. To grow as a vine make sure to give it a stake, and it will reach up to 1.8m high.

This is one of my personal favourite plants, so some of the pictures show it as an adult plant in a pretty pot. This is a 0.3l pot and this size is available, but your purchase will come in a regular black plastic pot.

Please note that cuttings are wrapped in wet newspaper, with no roots, in a small amount of soil. If you are not confident at striking cuttings you should purchase the adult plant. You will receive one 10cm cuttings that needs to be put 4cm deep into wet soil as soon as possible.