If I’m being honest I had a love hate relationship with Arrowhead Plants aka Syngoniums for several years. The 2 issues I battled with were overwatering and pests. Fairly certain the overwatering contributed to the pest issue 😬
Let’s start with a few of the things I really adore about these plants:
Foliage: So many different varieties and variegations to choose from! The Albo pictured below has become one my favorite variegated plants.
Versatility: Whether you like a bushy plant or a climbing plant staked on a moss pole there is a syngonium for you. I like to grow some bushy like the Mango variety below. These plants really know how to fill out a pot 😊
Price and availability: It’s hard to find a more available plant that offers as much ease of care as this one. With the exception of a pothos plant arrowhead plants are readily available and reasonably priced. I’m pretty sure you’ve come across the Golden Arrowhead pictured below, at your local garden center.
Okay so here’s what I’ve learned
A nice bright spot with no direct exposure to sunlight.
Warmth is a major key! Keep the plant in an area where the temps don’t drop below 60 F.
Water the plant throughly then allow it to dry out before watering again. You want to avoid giving it little sips of water here and there. As a general rule the amount of water your plant requires heavily depends on the amount of light it is receiving.
An increase of humidity in your space will make your arrowhead plant very happy! If you notice the leaves are beginning to turn brown and crisp the plant likely wants more humidity.
You can fertilize/feed syngoniums once twice month during the growing seasons. I feed my plants with worm castings but using an organic/synthetic plant food will work fine.
Hope this helps and if you have any questions or just wanna say hello feel free to leave me a comment!