General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Vine
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Full Shade
Plant Height: Climbs to 15 feet or more
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruiting Time: Year Round
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: Green
White
Other: Whitish, green or in combination
Flower Time: Year Round
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Toxicity: Other: All parts of plant contain calcium oxalate crystals, an irritant to the mouth and esophagus. Toxic to cats and dogs.
Propagation: Seeds: Other info: Remove seeds from berry which contains chemicals that inhibit germination.
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Division
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Suitable for hanging baskets
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Epiphytic
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM

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Common names
  • Arrowhead Plant
  • Arrowhead Vine
  • African Evergreen
  • American Evergreen
  • Goosefoot Vine
  • Nephthytis

Photo Gallery
Location: Sebastian,  Florida
Date: 2020-03-16
Location: Sebastian,  Florida
Date: 2023-05-19
Location: Rainforest, Paraty, Brazil
Date: 2010-02-20
Growing in its natural environment..
Photo by ShadyGreenThumb
Location: Opp, AL
Date: 2016-07-21
Location: Opp, AL
Date: 2016-09-28
Location: Port Orange, Florida
Date: 2013-03-01
Location: Sugar Mill Botanical Gardens, Port Orange, Florida
Date: 2013-03-01

Date: 2012-12-17
Location: Sea World San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas
Date: 2022-04-03

Date: 2011-10-29
Location: The Natural State (Arkansas)
Location: Sebastian,  Florida
Date: 2017-02-03
Mature leaf shape
Location: Denver Botanical Garden in tropical house
Date: 2021-07-07
Location: Parchur, Andhra Pradesh, India
Date: 2024-01-17
Photo by piksihk
Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2012-07-10
'White Butterfly'
Location: Sebastian, Florida
Date: 2017-05-06
Photo by Hamwild

Date: August 2009

Date: September 14, 2011
Location: Opp, AL  Z8b
Date: 2017-04-14
Location: Port Orange, Florida
Date: 2013-03-01
Location: Jersey City, NJ
Date: 2014 may 04 thru may 10
multi-lobed mature leaf unfolds over the course of the week
Location: The Natural State (Arkansas)
Date: 2022-01-16
Location: Parchur, Andhra Pradesh, India
Date: 2024-01-17
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2006-10-29
Location: North Carolina
Date: April 8th, 2020
Location: Sebastian, Florida
Date: 2017-02-03

Mature form leaves.
Photo by Kelli
Location: Opp, AL
Date: 2016-07-23
Location: Sebastian, Florida
Date: 2016-05-22
Mature leaves
Location: St. Augustine, FL
Date: 2021-12-11
Location: Sebastian, Florida
Date: 2016-05-22
Mature leaves
Location: St. Augustine, FL
Date: 2021-12-11
Location: Opp, AL  Z8b
Date: 2022-08-28

Date: 2013-09-20
Location: Opp, AL  Z8b
Date: 2017-05-20
Regrowth from roots after foliage was frozen over winter.

Date: Summer 2009
Location: Opp, AL
Date: 2016-06-29
Location: Merida, Yucatan, Mexico
Date: February, 2013
seed pod next to a Mexican five peso coin
Location: Denver Botanical Garden in tropical house
Date: 2021-07-07
Location: Opp, AL
Date: 2016-02-14
Location: Opp, AL
Date: 2016-02-14
Location: Jersey City, NJ
Date: 2014-05-29
rooted cutting of mature vine, number of lobes on leaves is slowl
Location: Fountain, Florida
Date: 2011-12-09
Location: Orangeburg, SC
Date: 2013-11-10
Location: Costa Rica | Old Photo
Location: St. Augustine, FL
Date: 2021-12-11
Photo by Hamwild
Photo by Hamwild

Date: 2011-10-29
Location: Rainforest, Paraty, Brazil
Date: 2010-02-20
Growing in its natural environment..
Location: Denpasar Bali Indonesia.
Date: 2021-03-06
Mature state of Syngonium Podophyllum in wild
Location: Denpasar Bali Indonesia.
Date: 2021-03-06
The Flower of Wild Syngonium Podophyllum
Location: Denpasar Bali Indonesia.
Date: 2021-03-06
Seeds pods of Wild Syngonium Podophyllum
Photo by sedumzz

Date: 2013-02-23

Date: 2013-02-23

Date: 2013-01-08
Location: Opp, AL  Z8b
Date: 2017-05-20
Regrowth from roots after foliage was frozen over winter.

Date: 2013-02-14

Date: Summer 2009
Location: Merida, Yucatan, Mexico
Location: Opp, AL
Date: 2016-09-28
Location: Sebastian, Florida
Date: 2017-06-28
Location: Cypress Gardens, Florida
Location: Pasadena, CA 
Date: 2016-03-11
hanging arrowhead houseplant
Location: Atlantic rainforest, Paraty, Brazil
Date: 2013-12-08
Location: Denpasar Bali Indonesia.
Date: 2021-03-06
Mature leaf of Syngonium Podophyllum
Location: Sebastian, Florida
Date: 2008-09-14
Planted in an old cloth purse. :)
Location: Our apartment
Date: 2017-09-26
A bizarre combination of gravity, phototropism, and geotropism ca

Date: 2013-01-08

Date: 2013-01-08
Location: central Illinois-Washington Park Botanical Garden -Springfield, Il.
Date: 2015-12-05
Location: Sebastian, Florida
Date: 2017-06-28
Location: Our apartment
Date: 2017-09-14
This syngonium was only two inches tall two months ago; now it's
Location: Pasadena, CA 
Date: 2016-03-11
hanging arrowhead houseplant in kitchen

Date: 2015-01-22
Location: Mesa, AZ
Date: March 2017
Location: Fort Worth, Tx
Date: 2014-05-21
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Comments:
  • Posted by willy123 on Jul 19, 2022 9:54 AM concerning plant:
    The Arrowhead plant I had received in a dish garden. After I allowed the garden to be outside here in Palm Coast Florida, I thought "I have a bright idea" and planted the Arrowhead along with an existing potted plant outdoors. Well, not only did the Arrowhead survive, it thrived so well that it took over the pot, squeezing out the first plant, as it grew all over the garden area, I finally cut out the last bush and threw it in the trash so that the Hydrangea could survive. Here is to the Arrowhead! Keep it inside where it belongs, or if you have a wonderful outdoor site that is very large, they will grow abundantly in that location. Caveat, Just keep it trimmed back, thanks for listening
  • Posted by plantladylin (Sebastian, Florida - Zone 10a) on Sep 15, 2011 8:04 AM concerning plant:
    The Arrowhead plant is a perennial, woody vine capable of climbing to heights of 12 feet or more. The leaves change shape with the stages of growth, adult leaves being much more lobed than the juvenile form. The Arrowhead vine makes a nice house plant, preferring warmth and humidity, low light to bright shade but no direct sun. Stem cuttings are easily rooted for additional plants.


    Toxicity: This plant contains calcium oxalates which cause irritation to the lips, tongue and throat and severe mouth pain if eaten. It's best to keep this one away from small children and pets who might nibble your plants!
Plant Events from our members
LizDTM On March 20, 2017 Transplanted
LizDTM On March 18, 2017 Obtained plant
VelveteenVine On August 30, 2018 Potted up
Replaced the soil in pot
piksihk On April 9, 2022 Cuttings took
refresh pot with new soil; trimmed off dead leaves; trimmed stem for rooting
MySecretIslandGarden On February 1, 2023 Maintenance performed
Lost all of its leaves, trimmed back the large stems, added some coco coir and gave it some fertilizer. Hanging outside lanai. Fingers crossed that it will bounce back.
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Changing leaf form by eclayne Feb 14, 2013 10:18 AM 0
Nephthytis 'Maria' by indoorplants Jan 29, 2015 7:57 AM 5

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