Arrowhead Vine - Syngonium podophyllum 'Red Heart' - British Grown

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Arrowhead Vine, African Evergreen, Nephthytis, Goosefoot Plant 'Red Heart'

Origin
Tropical rainforests of South America

Description
Syngoniums, commonly referred to as arrowhead plants due to the spiky shape of their leaves, will love you if you keep them humid! As the name suggests, this variety's arrowhead (or heart-shaped) leaves are tinged a delicate red-pink, providing a gorgeous contrast with the green undersides of the leaves. Choose this variety to include a splash of red in your interior design and brighten up your home with a truly unusual plant colour.

Light
Likes bright, indirect light; too little or too much light and you may lose the variegation, and too much direct sunlight will cause spindly growth.

Water

Allow the top third of the soil to dry out in between watering; always allow to drain as this plant does not like sitting in soggy soil

Humidity
Syngoniums love high humidity- they will benefit from frequent misting or the introduction of a humidity tray.

Soil

Use a moisture-retentive, well-draining mix to keep this thirsty plant happy but not too soggy.

Food
Feed every four waters in the growing season, reduce to every six in autumn and winter.

Temperature

Average household temperatures of about 18-26°C are perfect- make sure it doesn't drop below 12°C in winter.

Pet-safe
No, this plant is toxic to pets and small humans.

Sprouts Top Tips
If the tips of the leaves are browning, it is probably too dry for your plant; try misting it or making a humidity tray to increase humidity!