Arrow Head Plant

Scientific name : “Syngonium Podophyllum Schott”

Syngonium podophyllum or the Goosefoot Plant / Nephthytis is a simple yet elegant and versatile houseplant to have in your home. Great for those just starting out and still desired by the more experienced indoor plant owners. On our scale of Easy, Intermediate, or Difficult, we ranked it Intermediate.

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Syngonium podophyllum or the Goosefoot Plant / Nephthytis is a simple yet elegant and versatile houseplant to have in your home. Great for those just starting out and still desired by the more experienced indoor plant owners. On our scale of Easy, Intermediate, or Difficult, we ranked it Intermediate. It’s actually really “easy” to look after in most homes, however, because it has an unruly nature and tendency to creep around your home (if allowed), it needs a certain amount of maintenance and pruning that other plants ordinarily don’t. it has amazing foliage with a variety of different variegation on the leaves. The cultivars you can buy are quite diverse although “White Butterfly” is considered one of the best looking and consequently is one of the most popular.

A beautiful, compact variety with dainty arrow shaped variegated green leaves that have pale green and cream markings. This easy to grow plant is stunning when potted up into decorative pots and containers. Commonly known as Goosefoot, nephthytis or Syngonium podophyllum is a Feng Shui plant. This plant has a distinctive leaf, which changes from arrow shaped to a five lobed form as it matures. The five lobed shape represents the five elements; water, fire, earth, wood and metal thus provides the perfect balance of Yin Yang as the new leaves are shiny and the older ones are matt.

Syngonium plants are not just decorative, they have the ability to cleanse the air you, breathe and act as anti-pollutants. These plants can reduce components of indoor air pollution, even volatile organic compounds such as benzene, formaldehyde, toluene, and xylene. They also reduce airborne microbes and increase humidity.

Researchers from NASA and other organizations have approved this plant as an air purifier, and it tops the list. Syngoniums absorb pollutants into their leaves, and the toxins go to the root zone where they are transformed into nutrients for the plant. Houseplants also emit water vapors that help the plant pull polluted air to the roots where the plant converts the toxins to plant food.

Sunlight – Medium to bright light. Tolerates low light. Not suited for intense, direct sun.

Watering – Water two to three times per week to keep the Arrowhead Plant evenly moist. Water as soon as its potting mix begins to dry out.

Plant Care – Average home temperature of 65°F-75°F. If you’re comfortable, the Arrowhead Plant is comfortable. Prefers high humidity. To keep your Arrowhead happy, spritz with water regularly.

 

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