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How to care for a Syngonium plantAlso known as an Arrowhead or butterfly plant, Syngoniums are known for their pointed or “spade-shaped” leaves. Native to tropical climates, this indoor plant likes when its soil is slightly dry before watering and thrives in a humid environment. Perfect for a living room or bright kitchen, ensure your Syngonium gets plenty of bright indirect light and water once the soil is about halfway dry! It is a relatively easy care plant that comes in a variety of colours.
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- Every 1-2 years
- Low to bright indirect light
- Twice a month in spring and summer
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The Syngonium feels most at home in Brazil, Bolivia, Ecuador, and Mexico—but we're sure he will love your home, too!
These plants are average at cleaning the air.
The Syngonium is not pet-friendly!
You can allow about 3-5 inches of soil in your Syngonium to dry before watering it. They also LOVE humidity, so blast those humidifiers and refill those pebble trays!
Syngoniums are tolerant to low light conditions, but do best in medium-bright indirect light.
A balanced fertilizer a couple times a month in the growing season (spring and summer) will give your Syngonium all the nutrition it needs!
Syngoniums don't like to be root bound, so you can repot it every 1-2 years in a well-draining and aerating soil mix.
You can allow your Syngonium to trail, or you can prune it back for a more compact look.
These plants are not susceptible to any particular diseases.