- Prolific Grower
- Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light)
- Average Watering Needs
- Mature Height 6 Feet
Syngonium podophyllum, or Golden Arrowhead plant, also known as Arrowhead Vine and Goosefoot, is prized for its attractive heart- or butterfly-shaped leaves, which put on an iridescent show of golden yellow-green mottling with reddish-pink veining. Arrowhead plants are quite popular because they consistently look great while not being fussy.
Best Locations For Growing Golden Arrowhead Plant
Provide medium to bright indirect light in a location of your home that naturally receives more humidity, such as a bathroom or kitchen, or use a humidifier or pebble/stone tray underneath the plant. Place it in a location where small children or pets cannot reach it. It enjoys comfortable room temperatures between 65 - 75 degrees F. The vining tendrils will attach to surfaces, so encourage them to grow up a stake, trellis, or other suitable support.
Golden Arrowhead Plant Sunlight Requirements
Although Golden Arrowhead Plant has flexible light requirements, providing plenty of indirect sunlight will keep the color patterning on the leaves vibrant.
Golden Arrowhead Plant Care
Plant Golden Arrowhead in a loose, nutrient-rich, well-draining potting mix with plenty of added organic matter such as coco coir. If your Golden Arrowhead gets leggy, give it a trim to promote new growth and create a more compact plant. If you prefer its vines to grow long, simply remove spent or dry leaves. Propagate this plant by placing cuttings in water.
Watering Golden Arrowhead Plant
Maintain moist soil but do not allow the soil to become soggy as this promotes root rot. Avoid letting drained water sit in the saucer underneath your pot. Ensure the top 1-2 inches of soil dry out in between waterings. Check often as the amount of water you give depends on the room temperature, soil drainage, and sunlight intensity.
Feeding Golden Arrowhead Plant
Fertilize with a water-soluble, balanced fertilizer diluted to half the recommended strength once a month during spring and summer. Do not feed this plant over the winter months while it rests.
Golden Arrowhead Plant Information
|Light Exposure: Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light|
|Care Requirements: Easy|
|Watering Requirements: Average - When the top 2 inches of the soil dries out.|
|Pet Friendly: No|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Air Purifier: Low|
|Growth Rate: Fast|
|Mature Height: 3-6 feet|
|Mature Spread: 1-2 feet|
|Flower Color(s): Green, White|
|Flower Shade/Description: Green, White|
|Foliage Color(s): Orange, Red, Yellow|
|Foliage Description: Bright Yellow - Gold Color with Reddish - Orange Veins|
|Temperature: 60° - 80°F (16° - 27°C)|
|Humidity: Average (40% - 60%)|
|Common Name: Golden Arrowhead Plant|
|Other Name(s): Goosefoot Plant, Nephthytis, Elephant Ear Plants|
|Scientific Name: Syngonium podophyllum 'golden'|
|Plant Type: House Plant|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
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