Arrowhead Plant Care

Syngonium podophyllum

Basic Arrowhead Plant Care

Native to the tropical rainforests of Central and South America, the Arrowhead is a fairly easy plant to take care of. Below you will find our complete Arrowhead care guide to help you look after your plant and spot any issues that may occur.

Bright Indirect Light

I love the sunshine but too much direct light will damage my leaves.

Water Moderately

I don’t like my soil to be too dry or too soggy. Little and often is what I’m after.

High Humidity

I thrive in humid environments so please mist my leaves every so often.

Potting Soil

I need soil specifically for indoor plants as it will retain the right amount of water.

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Detailed Arrowhead Plant Care

Whether you're looking to make sure your Arrowhead Plant is in it's perfect conditions, or looking to see if one could work for your space. We've got you covered.

Arrowheads like bright, indirect light

Although Arrowhead Plants can survive in lower light areas of your home, it will thrive the most in bright, indirect sunlight. Make sure to keep it away from too much direct sunlight as over time this will burn its leaves.

Let your Arrowhead dry out between waterings

Arrowhead plants don’t like super dry soil, but they don’t like their roots to be soggy either. So water it well but then let your plant dry out before watering again.

Arrowheads prefer warmer temperatures

Your Arrowhead plant will be happier in the warmer areas of your home. Make sure to keep it away from any drafty windows or doors as the cold air coming in from the outside will shock your plant and harm its growth potential.

Only fertilise in Spring or Summer

The best time to fertilize your Arrowhead plant is in the growth months. Never fertilize in the winter as the growth will be minimal anyway.

Keep the humidity high for your Arrowhead

Your Arrowhead plant will reward you if you increase the humidity levels, especially in the colder months where the heating will dry out the air in your home. You can find out how to increase the humidity in our humidity guide.

Arrowhead plants are mildly toxic to pets and humans

Keep your Arrowhead plant away from small humans and pets who might likely eat some of the leaves. Ingestion can cause mild stomach and mouth irritation. Their sap can also cause mild skin irritation so we recommend wearing gloves when handling your Arrowhead.

It couldn't be easier to propagate your Arrowhead.

Arrowhead plants can be quite quick growers and are really easy to propagate. Simply take a cutting that includes a node and place it in water. After a few weeks, roots should begin to show and your cutting will be ready to pot into soil.

Arrowhead Plant Care Starter Kit

We've put together this great little starter kit that includes all of the equipment and information you'll need to take proper care of your Arrowhead Plant .

Common Problems with your Arrowhead Plant

Here are some common issues that you might run into. It's important to diagnose any issues early to give your plant the best chance of bouncing back.

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Yellow leaves on your Arrowhead plant may be caused by overwatering. Whilst that is the most common issue, it is also worth looking into the light levels around your Arrowhead as too much direct light can cause yellow leaves.

If you notice that your Arrowhead is drooping or looking limb, it is most often caused by underwatering or a lack of humidity. Increase the frequency of watering and mist the leaves every few days and the leaves should perk up.

Pale leaves, similarly to yellow leaves, is an indication of too much direct sunlight. Try moving your plant to a shadier spot and removing any bleached leaves.

Dry, brown leaf tips on your Arrowhead plant is a signal of dry air. Luckily this is easy to fix by misting the leaves every few days to increase the humidity.

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