Plant ID forum: Arrowhead Plant (Syngonium podophyllum 'Pink Allusion')

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TreeHuggerxx
May 27, 2015 4:44 PM CST

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Deebie
May 27, 2015 6:02 PM CST
It looks like Syngonium, arrowhead plant, although it's hard to tell which one it is exactly. It could be Pink Allusion, as that one is fairly common
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Arrowhead Plant (Syngonium podophyllum 'Pink Allusion')
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TreeHuggerxx
May 27, 2015 10:02 PM CST
It was labled 3" tropical. It has the spade shaped leaves & pink veins like the Pink Allusion. After speaking to three produce managers, the answer they gave me was Philodendron, but it looks nothing like the ones i found on my Web search.
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Swayback
May 27, 2015 10:16 PM CST
Labels are often useless or plain wrong with plants from those type of stores, maybe not as useless as the employees.... I can't walk thru lowes without having to stop, sigh, and correct the employee that's spreading misinformation.

Your plant is probably pink allusion, it's almost for sure from the allusion series, it'll start growing out into vines soon, the leaf shape and color with totally change and be less attractive, I'm sure if you poke down in the middle of the clump you can find the old stump(s).
You'll have to do the same if you want it to keep that look.
Just drop the cutting is water until it grows roots and plant it up to, then you can grow it out, maybe up a pole and watch it turn into a totally different looking plant
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TreeHuggerxx
May 30, 2015 4:28 PM CST
Thank you both for your help. I love vines. I have a lot of English Ivy, which I both love & need for it's air purifier qualities.
It is a Syngonium Pink Allusion as you said. The botanical name is Syngonium Podophyllum. Thank for identifung it for me.
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Name: Deborah Pryor
Orangeburg, SC Zone 8a (Zone 8a)
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Deebie
Jun 2, 2015 1:42 PM CST
I tip my hat to you.
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LizzieBeth
Jul 30, 2016 1:30 PM CST
Not sure if I'm in the right thread but I have a Syngonium podophyllum I got as cuttings from a friend. Not sure if it's 'pink allusion' or not. I rooted it in water and I have not potted it yet. It's leaves are thin and not as healthy or glossy looking as pics I've seen online of them. The mother plant I received cuttings from looked the same. I am seeking advice on if they need any certain soil in particular for best growth or fertilizers. Or if they'll just take anything. Thank you in advance for the advice! Smiling
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plantladylin
Jul 30, 2016 4:06 PM CST
LizzieBeth, can you post a photo of your Syngonium? I think you might get an exact ID if we can see a picture. Meanwhile, there are a few of the Illusion Series listed in the database: http://garden.org/plants/search/text.php?q=Syngonium+Allusio...

Here in Florida, Syngonium are quite a pest plant. We just moved a couple of months ago and we have the solid green variety and the white veined one growing all over one area in the backyard. I've started yanking it out but it's going to be ongoing for a few months because we have so much in the way of weeds and vines that we are trying to clear away. I have a couple of the Illusion types which I love because of the colors but they are in containers so I can keep them under control!
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LizzieBeth
Jul 31, 2016 11:35 AM CST
I'll take a pic in a while. I just looked at them and it looks like I have an infestation of aphids or some type of bug that's tiny and white on them. They don't move around at all. Do you have a product you like best for killing pests on household plants? I definitely need to do something about it before I get my Hoyas this week.
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plantladylin
Jul 31, 2016 12:58 PM CST
Do the tiny white insects look like cotton? If so, they may be mealybugs. If you can post a picture, perhaps we can tell for sure what insect it is affecting your plant. I didn't think I had any Syngonium indoors but I just went and looked around and I do have one growing in a terrarium. I haven't had mealybug issues in quite awhile thank goodness but in the past I had problems with mealies when I had plants all crammed together on my deck and there wasn't much air circulation. I've used Isopropyl Alcohol and q-tips to wipe the from plants that don't have heavy infestations but I always keep a spray bottle of Garden Safe brand Insecticidal Soap (available at Home Depot) in with my gardening supplies too ... it's a great product that takes care of mealybugs and a bunch of other insects.

A Syngonium in a terrarium, another in a pot sitting out in the yard and another outside, trailing from the pot and beginning to head up an oak tree.
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Jul 31, 2016 3:41 PM CST

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Jul 31, 2016 3:42 PM CST

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LizzieBeth
Jul 31, 2016 3:43 PM CST
They're on the bottle too.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jul 31, 2016 5:06 PM CST
That's not mealybugs, possibly thrips or aphids but I'm not sure. Hopefully someone will come along and be able to identify them for you but an all purpose insecticidal soap may help.
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LizzieBeth
Jul 31, 2016 10:06 PM CST

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I squished some and they went from fluffy white to brown. They're super super tiny. A friend said the color change means they're mealybugs?

I read taking them off with rubbing alcohol will work. Also read recipes of using dawn dish soap with water as a plant soap. Does anybody have experience with these methods?
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plantladylin
Aug 1, 2016 8:56 AM CST
They do not look like mealybugs to me; here are photos of mealies for comparison: https://www.google.com/search?q=mealybugs&biw=1263&bih=802&s...

They may be Thrips
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