House Plants House Plants: Syngonium podophyllum Arrowhead Vine, Trileaf Wonder, American Evergreen, African Evergreen, Goosefoot Plant, Arrow Leaf

Latin Name: Syngonium podophyllum

Common Name: Arrowhead Vine, Trileaf Wonder, American Evergreen, African Evergreen, Goosefoot Plant, Arrow Leaf

Light Requirements
Bright light

Water requirements
Water regularly
Other: Prefers consistently moist soil

Difficulty
Easy

Suitable for Terrariums?
no

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Posted by plantladylin on May 17, 2010 3:26 PM CST:
Family: Araceae
Genus: Syngonium
Species: podophyllum
Common Name: "Arrowhead Vine", "Tri-Leaf Wonder", "African Evergreen", "American Evergreen", "Goosefoot Vine", "Arrow Leaf"
Hardiness Zone: 9b and Higher

Syngonium is a genus of more than 30 species of plants native to the rain forests of South and Central America. They are rapidly growing, woody vines that can attain heights of 50' or more. Young plants have a totally different appearance than that of mature plants. The juvenile plants that we see sold as house plants usually have 3 lobed arrowhead shaped leaves, whereas much older, mature plants will have larger leaves with more lobes.

"Arrowhead Vine" is an extremely easy plant and a good choice for beginners. It prefers bright light to do best, but will tolerate lower light situations as well. It should not be placed in a location of direct sun which will scorch the foliage. Syngonium require well draining, consistently moist soil and high humidity. As the plants mature they begin to climb. They are great for hanging baskets or trained to a totem pole or trellis.

In some climates Syngonium can be considered an invasive, noxious weed. Here in parts of Florida for instance it is listed as a catagory 1 invasive plant because of it's aggressive growth and spreading habit.

WARNING: All parts of this plant are poisonous if ingested!

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