Syngonium Podophyllum – Pink Spots
Syngonium podophyllum ‘Pink Spot’ is a cultivar from the Araceae family. Leaves are pink-green sagittate (arrowhead shaped) with dark pink variegation which appears more pronounced in new leaves.
Genus name comes from the Greek ‘syn’ meaning together and ‘gone’ meaning reproductive organs for the united ovaries. Specific epithet means foot-leaf; in reference to the pedate leaves.
Height: Approximately 25cm from base of pot.
Light: Bright indirect light, meaning the plant sees the sun for 0-4 hours per day – this could be through trees or a translucent curtain, it’s important for the plant to see the sky in order to thrive.
Water: Allow the first 2-3 inches of mix to dry out. Before watering, ensure the substrate isn’t compacted, if it is, aerate it with a few pokes of a skewer or blunt stick, pour water slowly over the top and allow the water to pass through the drainage holes.
Potting mix: A well draining mix composed of coco coir, perlite or vermiculite, orchid bark and worm castings.
Fertilising: Feed your plant every other watering during the growing season or when you observe active growth. You can dilute fertiliser to half the recommended amount but never add more.
Humidity: Syngonium do well to adapt to average home humidity. You can increase humidity by placing the plant on a watered pebble tray or using a humidifier.
Syngonium are toxic, keep out of reach of pets and children.