Got your arrowhead plant (Syngonium podophyllum) all set up and looking beautiful? Great! These lovely little plants are easy to care for, so you can sit back and enjoy the show. Here are a few tips to keep your arrowhead plant looking its best.
Arrowhead plants do best in indirect light, so try to find a spot for yours that gets some bright, filtered light. Avoid placing it in direct sunlight, as this can scorch the leaves. If your plant is getting too much light, you'll notice the leaves start to turn yellow. Not enough light, and the leaves will start to turn brown.
These guys like their soil to be moist at all times, but not soggy. Stick your finger an inch or two into the soil before watering to see if it's dry; if it is, give your plant a good drink. If it's still wet, wait a few days and check again. Overwatering is one of the most common reasons arrowhead plants die, so err on the side of caution.
You can prune your arrowhead plant whenever you like to keep it looking tidy, or to encourage it to grow in a certain direction. Simply snip off any leaves or stems that you want gone with a sharp pair of scissors; no need to be too delicate about it.
Just like with watering, it's important not to go overboard with fertilizing your arrowhead plant. Once a month should be plenty; any more than that and you risk burning the roots. Use a diluted liquid fertilizer and apply it directly to the soil around the base of the plant.
With a little bit of love and care, your arrowhead plant will thrive and bring you enjoyment for many years to come! These versatile plants are perfect for both beginners and experienced gardeners alike. So what are you waiting for? Get out there and get growing!