Syngonium 'Mango Allusion' Syngonium podophyllum, 4"Brand - PlantX US
Originating in South America, this fast-growing vine is decorated with dark green and red, pink foliage. We love adding this pop of colour to our urban jungle!
Key Information and Plant Overview
- Other Common Names: Nephthytis, Arrowhead Vine, Goose Foot Plant
- Binomial Name: Syngonium podophyllum ‘Mango Allusion’
- Care Level: Easy
- Light: Bright to medium, indirect light
- Water: Allow the soil to dry in between watering
- Pet Friendly: No
Originating in South America, this fast-growing vine is decorated with dark green and red foliage. With its interestingly arrowhead shaped leaves and a wide array of colors, there is something for everyone to like.
PlantX Top Tip: Take stem cuttings and replant them in the same pot to create an overall fuller plant.
How to Care for Syngonium ‘Mango Allusion’
- Light: Bright to medium with no direct light
- Water: Allow the soil to dry almost completely before watering. Water thoroughly and drain any excess water.
- Humidity: Average relative humidity of 25% to 49%
- Temperature: Average from 18°C to 24°C (65°F - 75°F)
- Fertilizer: Follow a monthly fertilizing schedule when the plant is actively growing. In most cases, this is in the spring and summer. Use a balanced fertilizer - this means a ratio of NPK that is all the same. Ex: 10-10-10.
- Soil: Use a well-draining, high organic matter soil mix.
- Propagation: Stem cuttings can be placed in moist soil or in water until it forms roots that are about 2-3” long then transplant to moist soil.
- Repotting: Can be done every 12-18 months. Choose a pot that is 2” larger in diameter than the original pot.
- Cleaning Tip: Use command hooks to support the vines, control the direction of growth while providing airflow. Wipe leaves of dust and debris frequently.
- Toxicity: Toxic. It’s best to keep plants out of reach from children and pets.
Syngonium ‘Mango Allusion’ - Common Problems
Why is my plant elongated and leggy: When a plant doesn’t get the required amount of light, the plant will begin to stretch towards the strongest light source. In order to prevent this, find a bright location in your space without direct sunlight.
I broke off a piece of my plant. What should I do: You can pop the broken piece right back into the soil or in a vessel filled with water until it roots. Propagating Syngonium is fairly easy and the little propagated stems make great gifts!
There are webs forming on my plant with yellow/brown marks on the leaves, what’s happening: Check for spider mites. Plants can easily become a target for spider mites. Treat with a pest control solution and continue to monitor the plant regularly.
Signs of Overwatering: New growth becomes soft and brown and the leaves begin to drop.
Common Pests: Susceptible to spider mites, mealy bugs, aphids, whitefly, scale, and thrips.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I make my Arrowhead bushy?
Take stem cuttings and replant them in the same pot to create an overall fuller plant. Regular pruning will encourage more bushier growth.