Arrowhead Vine Overview
Syngonium podophyllum is an evergreen climber from the aroid family, Araceae. It's commonly grown as a houseplant for its attractive foliage. Keep it moist in the growing period but allow to dry out a little in between watering during the winter. Keep in medium to bright light, out of direct sunlight. It produces vibrant light green, arrow-shaped young leaves with attractive silver-white venation. The leaves develop into a completely different structure with age. Mature leaves are divided into 3 lobes or 5–9 distinct leaflets and these do not closely resemble the young arrow-shaped leaves. Many cultivars have been developed from this species. They produce arum-like flowers, but rarely in cultivation. Being tropical rainforest plants, they are tender and won't cope with freezing temperatures. They are therefore most suitable as conservatory and glasshouse specimens in temperate climates. This species has earnt a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit. All parts are toxic if ingested.