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Arrowhead Plant Care

Native to Central and South America and known for their unique arrow-like leaf shape, Arrowhead plants are easy to grow and do well in low to medium light.

How to care for your Arrowhead Plant

Use these instructions to care for an Arrowhead Plant. This guide will tell you how to water an Arrowhead Plant; its light, temperature, humidity preferences and any additional care it might need to help it grow.

Arrowhead Plant

LIGHT

Your Arrowhead Plant prefers bright indirect light but can adapt to low light. Direct sun may burn the leaves.

WATER

Water when the top 50%-75% of the soil is dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot and discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer.

TEMPERATURE

Your Arrowhead Plant prefers temperatures between 65-80 degrees during the day and above 60 degrees at night.

HUMIDITY

Your Arrowhead Plant will do well in higher humidity environments especially during the winter. Mist the plant daily or place its container on a tray filled with pebbles and water to increase the humidity.

FOOD

Feed once a month during the spring, summer, and fall with a liquid fertilizer for indoor plants.

TOXICITY

Your Arrowhead Plant is toxic to humans, dogs, and cats. Can cause mild stomach and mouth irritation.

ADDITIONAL CARE

If you want to keep your plant compact and bushy, pinch the new growth on a regular basis. Wear gloves when pinching as the plant’s sap can cause skin irritation.

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What's an Arrowhead Plant?

Botanical Classification: Syngonium podophyllum

About

Native to Central and South America and known for their unique arrow-like leaf shape, Arrowhead plants are easy to grow and do well in low to medium light. 

As Arrowhead plants mature, they develop a climbing habit, making them great for trellises or other climbing structures. They can also be kept as a hanging vine, or pruned for a bushier appearance.

Fun Fact

New growth emerges a blush pink color and fades to a light green over time.

Pictured Left: Arrowhead Plant
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This plant will tell you when it’s thirsty – its leaves will start to droop. Water well and mist often! This plant loves extra humidity.
- Plant Mom

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