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 Syngonium
Adopting: Adding a vibrant, well-grown Syngonium to a plant collection is a feeling only a plant parent can understand. At eplants, we bring you display-ready plants, with high-quality growth, compact shape and well-formed leaves
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: Syngoniums need rich, well drained soil 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 sand in a 30:50:20 ratio should help your plant to do well
Watering: Syngoniums like regular watering, especially if they are growing in pots. Even though they can’t stand waterlogged conditions, a good, well draining potting mixture is idea to keep your plant happy
Fertilising: The beauty of a Syngonium 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.
Did you know?
This is a showy, foilage plant that loves to cling on to moss poles, walls or pillars. They can be grown in hanging or open pots. Syngonium leaves can get burnt of they are exposed to bright, or direct sun. Syngoniums can add life to any light-starved area.