Syngonium (pronounced Sin-GO-nee-um) is a vining plant belonging to the Areaceae family. It’s an easy to grow plant that tolerate low light hence appeals to both beginners and to collectors who are keen to expand their stock of unusual aroids. Originally from the tropical parts of the Americas: Mexico, Brazil, Bolivia and Ecuador, Syngoniums after years of hybridisation, have become ubiqutous in nurseries around the world
Adopting and caring for 16” Syngonium Glo Go
Adopting: Syngonium like to spread out and an unweildy plant is an indication that they have not been cared for. Look for fresh, bushy plants with richly coloured leaves. While Syngonium are not prone to pests, it’s best to look at the leaves and stems for any signs of pest damage.
Locating: Strong, direct sun will scorch the leaves of a Syngonium. So these plants do best in brighter areas which offer filtered light. Many varieties tend to lose their unique leaf colours or their variegation if they don’t get adequate light
Potting: Syngonium needs rich, well-drained soils that has been fortified with organic material. So it is ideal to mix good quantities of compost to the potting mix. A blend of coco-peat, compost and river sanneeSyngoniums d in a 30:50:20 ratio should help your plant to do well.
Watering: Syngonium likes regular watering, especially if they are growing in pots, even though it can’t stand waterlogged conditions, a good, well draining potting mixture is idea to keep your plant happy
Fertilising: The beauty of a Syngonium plant is the unique variegation that these plants exhibit on their leaves. Too much fertiliser can cause their leaves to lose this characteristic. If you have a good potting mixture and the plants are looking bushy and healthy, you can skip the fertilising entirely. However if you are keen to feed them use an organic liquid fertiliser. If you are using a chemical mix, dilute them to half the prescribed strength and fertilise them once a month or so. Do ensure that the chemicals do not come in contact with the leaves.
Syngonium are extremely easy to grow. Their ability to endure long periods in low light settings make them very popular indoor plants. These plants will achieve their most vibrant bright colored foliage in high, bright indirect light and at consistently warm temperatures.
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