How to Care for Your Arrowhead Plant (Mottled Syngonium Podophyllum)

Arrowhead plants, also known as mottled Syngonium Podophyllum, are popular houseplants that are known for their beautiful, variegated leaves. These plants are relatively easy to care for and can thrive in a variety of conditions. However, there are a few things you should keep in mind to ensure that your Arrowhead Plant stays healthy and happy.


Arrowhead plants prefer bright, indirect sunlight. Too much direct sunlight can scorch the leaves, while too little light will cause them to lose their variegation. If you live in a sunny climate, you may need to move your Arrowhead Plant to a shadier spot during the hottest part of the day.


Arrowhead plants like to be kept moist but not soggy. Allow the top inch of soil to dry out before watering again. Avoid overwatering, as this can lead to root rot.


Arrowhead plants prefer a well-draining potting mix. You can use a commercial potting mix designed for tropical plants or make your own by mixing equal parts potting soil, perlite, and sand.


Arrowhead plants do not need to be fertilized often. Fertilize your plant monthly during spring and summer with a balanced liquid fertilizer.

Pests and Diseases:

Arrowhead plants are relatively resistant to pests and diseases. However, you should inspect your plant regularly for any problems. If you see any pests or diseases, treat them immediately with an appropriate pesticide or fungicide.


Arrowhead plants can be propagated easily from cuttings. Simply take a 4-6 inch cutting from a healthy plant and let it root in water or a well-draining potting mix.

Here are some common questions Happy Houseplants get asked about the mottled Syngonium Podophyllum:

Why are my Syngonium Podophyllum leaves turning yellow? There are a few reasons why your Syngonium Podophyllum leaves might turn yellow. One possibility is that you are overwatering the plant. Another possibility is that the plant is not getting enough light. Finally, the leaves might turn yellow if the plant suffers from a nutrient deficiency.

How often should I water my Syngonium Podophyllum? The frequency with which you water your Syngonium Podophyllum will depend on several factors, including the size of the plant, the type of potting mix you are using, and the climate in your home. However, as a general rule, you should water your plant when the top inch of soil is dry.

What kind of fertilizer should I use on my Syngonium Podophyllum? You can use a balanced liquid fertilizer on your Syngonium Podophyllum. Fertilize the plant once a month during the spring and summer. 

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Indoor Plants need a balance of nutrients to survive and grow; deficiencies stop plants from growing big and strong. Nutrients absorbed through the soil help the plant Photosynthesis, the process by which plants use water, light and carbon to create oxygen and energy.

How do I propagate a Syngonium Podophyllum? You can propagate a Syngonium Podophyllum from cuttings. Simply take a 4-6 inch cutting from a healthy plant and let it root in water or a well-draining potting mix.

With proper care, your Arrowhead Plant can thrive for many years. This beautiful plant will add a touch of tropical flair to any home.

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