Syngonium is a popular trailing houseplant with attractive heart-shaped leaves. Also known as the Arrowhead, this sub-tropical plant is versatile and easy to care for, making it an ideal indoor plant at home or office.
Here’s how to care for your Syngonium.
The Syngonium thrives in bright indirect light but will tolerate low light settings.
Water the soil thoroughly and wait for the water to drain through, then empty any excess water sitting in the saucer. Allow the top 3-5cm of soil to dry out before watering again. In the cooler months, your plant won’t want as much water.
Temperature & Humidity
The Syngonium prefers warm temperatures and high humidity. Give your plant regular misting to keep it happy.
Keep your Syngonium away from drafts of hot and cold air that can harm it.
A matured Syngonium develops a climbing habit, which looks lovely climbing on a totem or cascading over the sides of a hanging basket. If you prefer a compact desk-plant look, simply trim the unwanted leaves with a clean pair of secateurs or scissors.
You can feed your Syngonium with a balanced liquid fertiliser in spring and summer. Keep your houseplants happy and healthier with We The Wild Plant Care Kit.
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Home Styling Tips
Adding Syngonium plants to a room can enhance its aesthetic appeal and create a lively atmosphere. Here are a few options to consider for making your room great with Syngoniums.
Hanging Pot: Syngoniums look stunning when grown in hanging pots or baskets. Their trailing vines and vibrant leaves can add a touch of greenery to any room. Choose a well-draining hanging pot and hang it near a window or in a well-lit area to allow the plant to receive proper light.
Totem or Moss Pole: Syngoniums are natural climbers, and providing them with a totem or moss pole can encourage upward growth and create an eye-catching display. As the plant grows, you can train its vines to climb the pole, giving it a beautiful vertical dimension. Place the totem or moss pole in the pot alongside the plant and secure the vines using soft plant ties or clips.
Grouping and Arrangement: Syngoniums can be combined with other houseplants to create visually appealing arrangements. Consider grouping different varieties of Syngoniums with varying leaf colors and patterns to add texture and interest. You can also pair them with plants of different heights, shapes, and foliage types to create a diverse and balanced display.
Terrarium or Glass Container: Syngoniums can thrive in enclosed environments such as terrariums or glass containers. These setups not only provide a unique and stylish look but also create a controlled microclimate for the plant. Select a clear glass container with a lid or choose a terrarium specifically designed for plants. Place a layer of gravel or activated charcoal at the bottom for drainage, followed by a suitable potting mix for the Syngonium.
Wall Decor: Consider mounting a decorative vertical planter or a living wall panel and incorporate Syngoniums into the design. This can be a creative way to utilize wall space and bring a touch of nature indoors. Ensure the panel receives adequate light, and use a well-draining growing medium to support the plants.