- Type: House Plant
- Native Range: Mexico to Brazil and Bolivia
- Zone: 10 – 12; Indoors: Any
- Height: 3 – 6 feet
- Spread: 1 – 2 feet
- Bloom Time: Rarely Flowers Indoors
- Bloom Description: Greenish White
- Sun: Full Sun
- Water: Medium
- Maintenance: Low
- Flower: Showy
- Leaf: Evergreen
- Fruit: Showy
Arrowhead Plant is winter hardy to USDA Zones 10-12. In Zones 9 and below, it is easily grown is a house plant in warm, humidified areas. Prefers bright indirect light. Protect from direct sun. May be grown on a moss pole or in a hanging basket. Water regularly during the growing season, but reduce watering from fall to late winter. Best grown in a soil based potting mix. Likes high humidity, so consider siting plant in a humidified room or place pot on a tray of wet pebbles.
Syngonium podophyllum, commonly called arrowhead vine, is native from Mexico to Ecuador. It is an evergreen climbing vine that typically grows to 3-6’ long. As a houseplant, it is typically grown for its attractive ornamental foliage which changes shape as the leaves mature. Juvenile leaves (to 5.5” long) are ovate with heart-shaped bases and sometimes with silver variegation. Leaves mature to arrow shape. Later leaves become pedate (to 14” long), each with 5-11 leaflets. Tiny green to greenish-white flowers on a spadix are surrounded by a greenish-white spathe (to 4.5” long). Flowers are born in groups in the leaf axils. Flowers give way to brown-black berries. Plants rarely flower in cultivation. Synonymous with Nephthytis triphylla.
No serious insect or disease problems. Soft rot, bacterial leaf spot. Watch for mealybugs, aphids, scale and spider mites.
Good low-maintenance indoor plant. Hanging baskets or train on trellis or mossy growing pole.