General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
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
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
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Suitable for hanging baskets
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Epiphytic

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

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  • 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
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Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
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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