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How to care for Pink Syngonium? The Pink Syngonium is a beautiful plant. Syngonium’s arrowhead name is due to the beautiful, heart-shaped leaves. They are fast-growing and easy to propagate. They may look like a princess, but they can be very low-maintenance once you learn how to care for them.
The Pink Syngonium plant is famous for its astoundingly beautiful, patterning leaves. This guide will cover Arrowhead plant care, as well as everything you need to know about this amazing plant.
What does a Pink Syngonium look like?
Pink Syngonium (Syngonium Podophyllum), a hardy evergreen, is part of the Araceae family. The indoor plant is also known by the Arrowhead vine, Arrowhead plant, and Goosefoot plant. The West Indies, Bolivia and Brazil are the origins of this houseplant.
The Pink Syngonium plant is breathtaking because of its lively colors and beautiful patterns. And on top of everything, the Pink Syngonium plant can thrive indoors. Evergreen houseplants have vines that can spread in all directions.
Arrowhead vines are one of my favorites and are plants that grow at a really fast pace indoors. These plants can reach heights of 3-6 feet and spread out to 2 ft. The pink Syngonium, despite being a flowering plant, rarely flowers indoors. The plant’s colorful leaves are a favorite of many houseplant enthusiasts.
Indoor plants are available in many variations, and that is a great thing. The first variety has pinkish leaves, while the second variety has green leaves with creamy-white variegation. This last version features leaves with multiple colors that are defined in shades of green and pink.
Important to remember is that these plant species are very popular. Many American homes are home to Pink Syngonium plants. This stunning outlook is the reason for so much love. Their poisonous characteristic is the only problem with Pink Syngonium. Ingestion can make the toxicity worse. So when it comes to Pink Syngonium plants, you need to watch your kids and pets.
For Pink Syngonium plants to grow well, they need special requirements. So no worries, because requirements for Pink Syngonium are not hard to meet. This is the reason Pink Syngonium plants are so simple to grow and maintain.
Pink Syngonium prefers light, temperature and humidity
Low light tolerance is not a problem for all members of the Syngonium family. However, I recommend that pink Syngonium varieties be exposed to indirect light. You should avoid direct sunlight as it can burn the beautiful leaves. Remember that leaves can become pinker if they are exposed to brighter light, but only up to a certain point. Too much light can cause leaves to turn green, or too dark can cause them to revert back to green.
Syngonium don’t like being near heat pumps or air conditioners. These girls can tolerate a wide range indoor temperatures. Ideal temperature is between 15 and 26 degrees. However, if the other conditions are right, she can tolerate temperatures up to 40 degrees. However, I would aim to keep it above 10 degrees.
These babies love humidity that is higher than 50%. Ideal humidity should be at least 50%, but 60 to 70% is preferred. This is not an issue during a typical summer in New Zealand, but humidity can be a problem in winter. Pebble trays and misting don’t make any difference. I use a cordless H2O humidifier to increase humidity.
What is the best soil to grow Syngonium?
Syngonium, a member of the Araceae Family, are related to the Philodendron. They have similar soil preferences, so Syngonium can also be grown in Leca. My Syngonium family (Albo, Mojito, and many others) love to be kept lightly moist and can become very thirsty if placed in bright light. It’s best for them to have soil that allows this.
Bioleaf potting mixture is a customized blend of pumice, worm castings and fern fibre. I keep mine in Bioleaf. You might add some vermiculite to your mix if you have thirsty plants like mine. The ideal balance between water retention and draining is important. You shouldn’t use a full orchid or succulent mix. They’ll dry out too quickly and will need to be watered constantly. Syngonium is a great choice for semi-hydro and hydro. If you are interested in trying it, take a look at the beginners guide to growing plants in Leca.
What are the water requirements for Pink Syngonium?
Just right is not too dry, but not too wet. Evenly, lightly moist. If you are forced to make a choice, it is better to be too dry than too moist. However, she will not like being left out too long. I have a tendency to forget to water my plants, which I do. These girls are able to handle it well. I water again once the soil has dried to half to 3/4 of its original depth.
They will become droopy and wilted if you leave them too long. Leaves can curl up and become crispy. They will recover if caught quickly. They are a good candidate for a pot with a drainage hole. Avoid a soggy bum. My plants get watered once per fortnight in winter, and twice per week in summer. However, it all depends on the conditions.
How to Water Pink Syngonium
When it comes to Pink Syngonium care, just the right amount of water is the key.
It is recommended by many pink Syngonium plant owners that you water your plants during the growing season moderately, and reduce watering in the winter.
The great news about the plant is its ability to withstand drought because Pink Syngonium can easily survive without water for 2-3 days or more.
When it comes to Pink Syngoniums lower leaves it takes more time to dry out and turn brown.
Another method is soaking the soil with water and then rehydrating your Syngonium plant. If Pink Syngonium is not watered regularly, the chances of it surviving drop significantly.
These are some tips:
- It is important to water your indoor plants with filtered water if possible. This is because tap water can contain some chemicals that could be bad for your plant’s health.
- For better results and better hydration, water the houseplant at room temperature.
- Water the Pink Syngonium plant species at regular times with plenty of water. Your roots should not receive small amounts of water because they won’t receive the needed nutrients.
- Before watering, always check the soil’s dryness.
What fertiliser is best to Syngonium?
They can grow fast, but I prefer fertilizing them ‘weekly weakly’. This simply means fertilizing lightly every watering. Syngonium is not heavy feeders to my knowledge, but it doesn’t necessarily mean they should be starved. Fertilizing is essential if you grow in Leca because Leca doesn’t provide nutrients like organic medias.
GT Foliage Focus Indoor Plant Food is my current favorite. I give 5mls GT to 1 liter of water and 1ml to 1 liter of Plant Runner. Plant Runner combines fertilizer and seaweed. However, you can give your plant a monthly boost by adding seaweed to it (I use BioPower organic seaweed at half strength about every month of what I remember).
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Pink Syngonium Pro Tips & Problem Solving
Fading pink leaves/more green leaves
This problem can be solved by looking at the light conditions. Too much light can cause the pretty pink leaves to fade. My girls tend to prefer greener leaves if there isn’t enough light. You might try a different spot for a while to see what new growth looks like. The ideal temperature is somewhere in the middle of bright. It is common to have a mixture of some purely pink and some green leaves.
Remember that there are many shades of pink. My older girls are more pink than the newer ones, but they are paler pink. Syngonium Neon is the most common in NZ. There are also Syngonium Robusta, Syngonium Red Heart and Syngonium Robusta. I have also seen the Syngonium Mickey (pale pink with smaller, more pointy leaves and cuteer, shorter leaves).
Climbing or vining
This is not something I would consider a problem, but if you make your Syngonium happy, she will likely start vine-growing if there’s nothing to climb. One of my Syngoniums loves life, and she will vine with very short spacing between nodes.
Brighter light helps them grow bushier. When a vine becomes too heavy or starts to droop, I prop it a lot. Sometimes I’ll even cut a vine just below the node and place it back in the soil.
Stems that are too long
These girls can become a little too light-deprived to be able to reach for more light. To get compact growth and shorter stems, try a brighter area with more leaves. You can also trim the leggy parts and propagate if necessary. The new growth should be bushy and beautiful in the right place.
Are Pink Syngonium pets safe?
Unfortunately, Syngnonium, unlike her Philodendron relatives, are not pet-safe. Syngonium, like the Phil family, contains calcium oxalate, which can cause irritation to the mouth, throat, and stomach if inhaled. These leaves should not be eaten or nibbled.
They can be dangerous for children and pets, so keep them away from curious children and pets. Although they are unlikely to cause any serious problems, irritation can cause swelling. Swelling and breathing do not go hand in hand. Keep your head high.
Are you a Pink Syngonium owner?
You can keep a Philodendron happy, so you should be able to move up to a Syngonium. They can be a bit fussier about light and water but don’t let that deter you. They are much easier than they appear.