Arrowhead Plant Plant Features
Arrowhead plant goes by a variety of names, including syngonium and nephthytis, is an excellent houseplant for low light (no matter what you call it!). Popular for more than a hundred years, arrowhead plant has withstood the test of time because it's both attractive and easy to grow.
Young arrowhead plants are bushy and usually pretty full, making them attractive indoor plant choices for coffee tables, side tables, and other surfaces. As the plants grow and mature, they develop a climbing habit, making them fun to grow up trellises or other structures. (But don't worry: Arrowhead vine is easy to prune and keep bushy if you don't want it growing up.)
Add interest to your decor with different varieties of arrowhead vine; some have beautifully variegated foliage flushed with white, cream, silver, pink, or purple.
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Arrowhead Plant Growing Instructions
Grow arrowhead plant (nephthytis) in low- or medium-light spots. Most varieties of this low-light houseplant can grow in brighter light, as long as they're not exposed to too much direct sun, especially in hot-summer climates. Arrowhead plant can suffer from sunburn -- white, bleached areas on the leaves -- in direct sun.
Water arrowhead plant when the soil surface starts to dry. This plant likes to be on the moist side, but not wet or soggy.
Fertilizing arrowhead plant isn't necessarily, but if you'd like to, use a houseplant fertilizer in spring and summer following the directions on the product's packaging. You do not need to fertilize arrowhead plant in winter.
Prune arrowhead plant any time you like. By pinching off new growth, you'll encourage arrowhead plant to stay full and bushy instead of becoming a climbing vine.
Arrowhead is not recommended for human or animal consumption.
Indoors: Low light
Indoors: Medium light
Green, Pink, Purple, Variegated
Medium water needs
Purifies the air
Complement your Arrowhead Plant with these varieties:
Dress up arrowhead plant with the bold foliage of red aglaonema.
If you let arrowhead plant grow as a vine, it makes a colorful companion for climbing pothos.
Varieties: Our Favorites
Syngonium podophyllum 'Berry Allusion'
Berry Allusion nephthytis is an easy-to-grow houseplant for low light that has light green leaves flushed with shades of cream and pink.Exotic Angel
Syngonium podophyllum 'Bold Allusion'
Bold Allusion nephthytis is a beautiful, slow-growing variety has creamy-green leaves and pink veins.Exotic Angel
Syngonium podophyllum 'Cream Allusion'
An especially compact variety, Cream Allusion nephthytis has medium-sized leaves that are creamy-green in color and infused with pink.Exotic Angel
Syngonium podophyllum 'Exotic Allusion'
Exotic Allusion nephthytis shows off light green leaves flushed with creamy white.Exotic Angel
Syngonium podophyllum 'Holly'
Holly nephthytis is a stricking variety that has practically white leaves with some green edges and veins.Exotic Angel
Syngonium podophyllum 'Julia Allusion'
Julia nephthytis is a compact variety that has light green leaves flushed with coppery pink.Exotic Angel
Syngonium podophyllum 'Maria Allusion'
Maria Allusion is a newer variety that has light green leaves heavily shaded and infused with coppery pink.Exotic Angel
Syngonium podophyllum 'Painted Arrow'
Painted Arrow is a lovely variety with creamy-green leaves spattered in light green.Exotic Angel
Syngonium podophyllum 'Pink Allusion'
A compact variety, Pink Allusion shows off light green leaves, edged in darker green, and accented with pink veins.Exotic Angel
Syngonium podophyllum 'White Butterfly'
White Butterfly is one of the most popular varieties and has greenish-white leaves edged in dark green.