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Arrowhead Vine ( Syngonium podophyllum )




Arrowhead vine is an unusual plant. It has green leaves with slightly pink coloring on the top. The leaves begin arrow shaped and it has one leaf per stem in a rosette form. Later it will change in to a vine. When it does the leaves will change to a different shape with three to five finger like sections.

This one is growing well in a stained glass south facing window.

It prefers moist soil so water when the top of the soil is dry to the touch. Water with warm water or keep the water off the leaves, they will spot if the water is too cold.

It is invasive in bogs and wet areas in the warm parts of the US so keep it as an indoor plant.

Southern Living rated it as one of the ten easiest to grow house plants.

Spots that appear in the middle of the leaf with brown centers and yellow rings are bacterial leaf spot. Remove all infected leaves taking care not to spread the bacteria to other parts of the plant. Keep water off the leaves and make sure the plant has some air movement around it.

Watch for mealy bugs.

See also:
Indestructable house plants