Syngonium podophyllum


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Key information

Plant type

Conservatory climber

Flower colour



Dramatic foliage



Skill level


photo by Maxine Adcock, copyright GAP Photos (203989)

Plant details

This is a fine foliage houseplant with dark green, arrow-shaped leaves that are suffused with white along the veins. Sometimes it produces greenish white, to cream, flowers, or spathes. Grow it in a light position, out of direct sunlight. Water freely when growing actively and feed once a month. Reduce watering in winter. Support it with a moss pole which is kept moist during the growing season. Contact with the sap may irritate the skin, so try and avoid handling this plant.

Family: Araceae

Genus: Syngonium

Species: podophyllum

Plant type: Conservatory climber

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Dramatic foliage

Sun exposure: Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light

Hardiness: Tender

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 100cm

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