How to propagate: Syngonium (Arrowhead plant)

The Syngonium is a small and eye-catching plant. Eye-catching because of its leaves that range from bright pink to green. Just like the Dieffenbachia and Calathea, a Syngonium has remarkable leaf patterns. The nice thing about the Syngonium is that the plant is easy to take care of. So easy, in fact, that the Syngonium is a perfect plant for a terrarium.

Supplies

  • Syngonium (Arrowhead plant)
  • Scissors or knife
  • Disinfectant
  • Decorative pot with fresh potting soil
  • Optional: rooting hormone

Propagating a Syngonium in 4 steps

Step 1: Disinfect

First clean the knife you are might be using.

Keep the knife under hot water and clean them well. This prevents you from unnecessarily transferring bacteria during the propagation.

Do you happen to have disinfectant or pure alcohol? Disinfect the tools after the hot water. Let's get away with those bacteria and fungi!

Step 2: Take cuttings

Cut a stem just above a leaf. Make sure that the cutting is around 15 cm.

Step 3: Apply rooting hormone

Do you happen to have rooting hormone at home? Then you can apply the rooting hormone to the ‘open wound’ of the cutting. Let the powder dry well!

Don’t have any rooting hormone? No problem. You can also easily propagate without. Although the use ofrooting hormone can stimulate root growth. So it is an interesting option to consider.

Step 4: Taking care of the cutting

It is now best to repot the mother plant and cutting. Place the cutting in a pot with fresh potting soil. Pour a little water around the cutting, so that the soil is slightly moist.

If you’re going to repot the mother plant as well, we recommend choosing a pot that is 20% larger than the previous one.

After about a month the roots will have recovered and growth may be visible. Keep the soil of the cuttings slightly moist during the first weeks. This promotes root growth. Be careful with too much watering to prevent root rot.

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