Top Questions About Syngonium Plants

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Questions About Syngonium Plants

Asked by
kathykh on
August 24, 2011

Q. Do Syngoriums Need Large Pots

My syngorium leaves remain curled. Very few open up, yet, I have new growth.

Answered by
Heather on
August 24, 2011
Certified Expert
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These plants are normally ok a bit rootbound, so that is likely not the cause of your issues.

I would recommend checking the plants for pests, making sure the plant is getting enough light and water and that there are no diseases. The leaves can stay curled if the plant is stressed, but there are many things that can stress a plant. The ones I listed above are the most common stressors.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
August 27, 2011

Q. Syngonium

I bought a Syngonium not long ago. It is still in the pot I bought it in. The outer leaves are turning brown and I think it needs to be replanted in a bigger pot. Would it be ok to transplant now or should I wait till spring? I don’t think the soil holds any water. When I water, it runs right through.

Answered by
Nikki on
August 28, 2011
Certified Expert
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Spring is usually a good time for repotting/transplanting. The following article should be of some help to you: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/arrowhead-plant/arrowhead-plant-care-arrowhead-plant-or-syngonium-podophyllum.htm

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Asked by
coliflower on
November 7, 2011

Q. Does the Syngonium Plant Have Any Significant Meaning

Does the Syngonium plant have any significant meaning in terms of mystical powers or myths?

Answered by
Nikki on
November 8, 2011
Certified Expert
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I couldn't find anything significant about this plant family, though that doesn't necessarily mean it does not have value. Many of them, like arrowhead, have great air purifying qualities, which make them excellent houseplants.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 16, 2012

Q. Taking Start From Syngonium

How do I take a small start from a Syngonium?

Answered by
Nikki on
April 17, 2012
Certified Expert
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Choose a vine or clump of leaves on the mother plant that appears to be healthy. Using sharp garden shears or scissors, snip it off at the base or wherever there are no leaves. Repeat this process until you are satisfied with the number of “starters” you have. Fill a container with water and submerge the vine into the water. Place this in a sunny window. Note: You can place several “starts” into one container. You may see roots begin to develop in 2 to 3 days, but it could take up to 2 weeks or more before roots develop. Once you notice roots, check it daily. When roots have developed to approximately 1 1/2 inches, they are ready to be placed into soil.

This article will help with its care: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/arrowhead-plant/arrowhead-plant-care-arrowhead-plant-or-syngonium-podophyllum.htm

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Asked by
maryamanc on
July 16, 2015
Red Bank, NJ 07701

Q. plant called Syngonium

I was given a plant called Syngonium, also called arrowhead plant. It seems to be growing but it droops off to one side. Should I tie it up? It’s about 15 inches tall. It’s an indoor plant and I’m not sure how to grow it. I don’t have a photo to upload.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 16, 2015
Certified Expert
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You can make sure your rotating the plan to receive even light conditions.
It will grow longer stems that can be trained to grow up a small support or trellis, but you can keep it trimmed back if you prefer.

Here is a link with care information.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/arrowhead-plant/arrowhead-plant-care-arrowhead-plant-or-syngonium-podophyllum.htm

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Asked by
fragment23 on
November 2, 2017
Iowa

Q. Syngoniums getting brown spots

Hello! I am currently keeping maybe 10 or so different varieties of syngonium indoors as houseplants, all grouped together on the same shelf. Most are still quite small. I’m not sure when it started but lately I’ve noticed that every single plant is having an issue where a leaf gets a small or large dry, brown spot outlined with a pale yellow. Or some of the back edges get brown, especially on newly growing leaves. I’ve checked the roots on a few of them and as far as I know they look fine. And I can’t seem to see any visible pests. They’re in low light conditions. What might the issue be and what could I do? Nervous about treating with an oil or soap as a precaution because Bayer Advanced neem oil just entirely wilted my ajuga.

Answered by
BushDoctor on
November 2, 2017
Certified Expert
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The neem oil should be sprayed in low light conditions. This will burn most crops if they are in direct light. What you describe sounds like an iron deficiency. This is common in plants that prefer acidic soil. It is a sign that your pH may be starting to drift too high. I recommend adding iron sulfate to the top of the soil. This will break down with normal watering, and kill off anything in the soil as well as bring down your pH enough to put it back at the correct level.

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Asked by
eighthcentury on
March 22, 2018
Sydney Australia

Q. Syngonium leaf curling

My Sygnomium, (I think, see photo) 2 yrs old, consistently gets leaves which only half uncurl. The uncurled side then develops brown marks. Occasionally the whole leaf stays curled up tightly and even less frequently one rolled leaf seems to be inserted into another rolled leaf. Any idea what is causing this and is there a way to treat it easily? T.y.

Answered by
BushDoctor on
March 23, 2018
Certified Expert
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This could be two separate issues. The first, I would suspect, is a pH imbalance. Dolomitic lime will help restore this to a more suitable balance.

The other could be the start of a fungal infection. Wettable sulfur will take care of this.

It is important to feed them once per month in order to get the most out of them.

Here is an article for more information on the care of these: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/arrowhead-plant/arrowhead-plant-care-arrowhead-plant-or-syngonium-podophyllum.htm

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