Syngonium podophyllum is part of the Araceae family and its native range is Mexico to Tropical America. 'Christmas' is a new cultivar, leaf margins are green, the centre of the leaf is mint green and the venation is a light pink.
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.
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.
Pot - 8cm
Plant - 15cm high inc pot
**** sometimes leaves/plants may show signs of scaring, this can happen in transit to us or you. It will not stop the plant from growing and as new leaves develop the old marked ones can be removed****
All our plants are sent Royal Mail 1st Class
Pots are usually sent 2nd class but if you order both they will be dispatched 1st class.