Arrowhead Plant (Syngonium podophyllum) in the Syngoniums Database

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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

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Posted by plantladylin (Sebastian, Florida - Zone 10a) on Sep 15, 2011 8:04 AM

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!

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Plant Events from our members
skylark On November 14, 2017 Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)
skylark On March 15, 2017 Miscellaneous Event
discarded large pot - very rampant unruly growth, rooted cuttings to obtain juvenile variegated growth
skylark On April 26, 2016 Miscellaneous Event
gave away one of the pots.
skylark On September 1, 2015 Miscellaneous Event
the number of lobes per stem increased back to 5 as the vines got longer and older.
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
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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
What plant is this and is it dying too? by Starlite4868 Feb 5, 2019 7:57 PM 5
Show your Syngoniums! by Gina1960 Feb 3, 2019 1:14 PM 2
Can someone please Identify this plant? by Chris251 Feb 4, 2019 2:23 PM 5
Syngonium Pink Allusion by Caterinajay Jan 14, 2019 7:56 PM 28
Re-pot or wait by MythrilDelight Jan 5, 2019 2:32 PM 19
Happy dance! I got stilt roots!!!!! by Gina1960 Dec 22, 2018 3:06 PM 13
What plant is this? by neodragonfly6 Nov 24, 2018 11:08 PM 3
Is my arrowhead leggy? by kaylenew Oct 28, 2018 6:47 AM 18
Indoor raised bed by soozywoozy Nov 2, 2018 12:04 PM 16
Tropical herbaceous perennials by purpleinopp Sep 23, 2018 5:34 AM 2

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