How to care for your Arrowhead Plant

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

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Your Arrowhead Plant will tolerate lower light conditions, however, it will flourish in bright indirect light. Avoid direct sunlight as it will scorch the leaves.

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Water well and then allow your Arrowhead Plant to slightly dry out between waterings. Although your plant enjoys some moisture, it should not be kept too wet which may lead to root rot. In winter your Arrowhead Mango requires less water.

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

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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.

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Fertilize your Arrowhead Plant up to once a month in the spring, summer, and fall. No need to feed in the winter when plant growth naturally slows. Always make sure the soil is damp before applying any fertilizer.

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

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

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What's an Arrowhead Plant?

Botanical Classification: Syngonium podophyllum


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.


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 willa start to droop. Water well and mist often! This plant loves extra humidity.
- Plant Mom

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