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Description for Syngonium Green
A twining vine with clasping aerial roots and long creeping runners that root at nodes, reaching 0.6m height if creeping on the ground without support. Velvety green, with off-white to silvery feather-variegation in the centre and along major veins. Margins crenate. Younger leaves more boldly-variegated, oval to arrowhead in shape.
Flowers: Small, creamy-white, aggregated along finger-like spadix, with greenish hood-like spathe and bulbous base. Blooming is infrequent, typically observed in older climbing plants. Fruits: Fleshy clustered berries.
Planting and care
Tropical plant native to Costa Rica. It is easily grown is a houseplant in warm, humidified areas. Prefers bright indirect light. Protect from direct sun. May be grown on a moss pole or in a hanging basket.
Best grown in a soil-based potting mix. Water regularly during the growing season, but reduce watering from fall to late winter. Likes high humidity, so consider sitting plant in a humidified room or place pot on a tray of wet pebbles.
Caring for Syngonium Green
- Use well-drained but moisture-retaining media.
- Prune back periodically, if shrub form is preferred.
- Propagate by stem cuttings and runners.