How to care for: Syngonium (Arrowhead plant)

The Syngonium is an elegant plant that is good to decorate your home with. Syngonium plants are perfect beginners as well as experienced gardeners. The Syngonium is also known as the Arrowhead vine, because of its arrow-shaped leaves.

Medium light

Water once a week


Every 2 weeks extra nutrition

Toxic to pets

Repot every 2 years

How do you take care of a Syngonium?

The best location for Syngonium plants

It is best to place the Syngonium in medium bright light to partial shade. The Syngonium prefers a spot next to a window on the west or east. A spot near the south is of course also possible. Make sure that the plant is at least 2 metres away from the window. If the Syngonium is exposed to (too much) direct sunlight, the leaves will burn.

Watering the Syngonium

It is important to always keep the soil of the Syngonium slightly moist. You can check this with your finger in the soil. Never let the Syngonium dry out. Not even in winter! It is best to water the Syngonium once a week all year round. In the winter it may be a smaller amount.


Repotting the Syngonium isn't necessary every year. We recommend repotting the Syngonium every 2 years. This gives the plant new nutrients and more room for root growth. The airier soil is also very good for the water flowing through. The best period to repot is spring.

Plant nutrition

The Syngonium uses a lot of energy from spring onwards to make new leaves. As a result, the plant needs extra nutrients. You can provide these nutrients by means of plant nutrition. We recommend giving plant nutrition once every two weeks. From spring until autumn. After autumn and in winter it is better not to give extra nutrients. In the winter, plant nutrition can actually be harmful for the Syngonium!

Air-purifying function

The Syngonium can act as an anti-pollutant and breaks down toxic pollutants like benzene, formaldehyde, and xylene, etc. This plant is not just ornamental but also serves as an air purifier.

Is the Syngonium toxic?

The Syngonium is mildly toxic to cats and dogs as well as humans. Therefore, your pets and children must stay away from this houseplant as it is poisonous.

Diseases and peculiarities

The Syngonium does not suffer from any diseases. Although pests can occur on all types of plants. It is therefore good to check the plant regularly. In case of vermin, you can always use a pesticide.

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