- Creamy White, Green Foliage
- Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Direct Light, Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light)
- Average Watering Needs
- Mature Height 24-36 Inches
White Butterfly Arrowhead Plant, Syngonium podophyllum, also known as Arrowhead vine or Butterfly plant, is a true beauty and a fairly low-maintenance addition to your collection. Its distinctive mottled foliage will change shape and variegation as it grows to maturity. Its arrow-shaped leaves resemble butterfly wings. It’s a moderately fast, versatile grower and can be trained to climb or trail.
Best Locations For Growing White Butterfly Arrowhead Plant
Place White Butterfly in an area that receives medium light and avoid exposure to direct sunlight. This plant prefers higher humidity levels consistently around 60%, and comfortable room temperatures above 60 degrees F. Since White Butterfly Arrowhead Plant is a climbing plant, consider training it vertically up a moss pole.
White Butterfly Arrowhead Plant Sunlight Requirements
This plant thrives in medium, dappled sunlight; avoid direct sunlight.
White Butterfly Arrowhead Plant Care
Use a potting mix that is rich in organic matter and provides excellent drainage and natural aeration. Always plant in a pot with good drainage holes. Dust or wipe off White Butterfly Arrowhead leaves with a damp cloth for the best display and healthy leaves. Provide moderate room temperatures, ideally between 64-70 degrees F, and high humidity to prevent brown spots on the leaf tips. It will begin losing leaves if kept in cool temperatures. Typically White Butterfly requires repotting every other year.
Watering White Butterfly Arrowhead Plant
White Butterfly Arrowhead Plant grows best during the spring and summer months in evenly moist soils. Water it using room temperature water. During winter, scale back to allow for the soil to dry out a little more in between waterings, but continue to provide humidity. Avoid getting the foliage wet.
Feeding White Butterfly Arrowhead Plant
Use a balanced liquid houseplant food at half the manufacturer’s recommended strength every month during the spring and summer growing months. The dilution is necessary to prevent root burn. You do not need to fertilize during the winter resting months.
White Butterfly Arrowhead Plant Information
|Light Exposure: Bright Direct Light, 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: 24-36 inches|
|Mature Spread: 18-24 inches|
|Flower Color(s): None|
|Flower Shade/Description: Grown for Foliage|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Foliage Description: Bright Green to Light Grey with a Green Underside|
|Temperature: 60° - 80°F (16° - 27°C)|
|Humidity: Average (40% - 60%)|
|Common Name: White Butterfly Arrowhead Plant|
|Other Name(s): Goosefoot Plant, Nephthytis, Elephant Ear Plants|
|Scientific Name: Syngonium podophyllum 'White Butterfly'|
|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 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.
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- 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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