Water once a week
How do you take care of a Syngonium?
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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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Frequently asked questions about the Syngonium
Is a Syngonium a hanging plant or a climbing plant?
Yes, the Syngonium is originally a climbing plant. In nature, the Syngonium grows upwards against trees and plants.
How tall does a Syngonium get?
Can you keep the Syngonium in water?
Yes, indeed. Syngoniums can root in water. Growing a Syngonium in water is called hydroponics.
Why are my Syngonium's leaves turning yellow?
This is usually due to the fact that the Syngonium is not getting enough water. However, it is also possible that the plant is getting too much water. You can test the moisture content of the soil by sticking a finger into the soil.