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Syngonium Podophyllum White Butterfly - Plant

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If the juvenile foliage along with a more compact plant is preferred, cut off all the climbing stems that develop, this will keep it bushy and neat. The leaves will be arrow-shaped rather than the adult lobed style.

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Plant Specifications

Plant Height12 inch (30 cm)
Plant Spread 6 inch (15 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name White Butterfly, Arrowhead plant, Arrowhead vine, African evergreen.
Maximum Reachable Height Up to 60 centimeters.
Flower Colour Creamy-White.
Bloom Time Rarely flowers
Difficulty Level Easy to grow.

Planting and care


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Sunlight

  • Keep the plant indoor in bright indirect light.
  • Protect the Syngonium plant from direct sunlight as it can cause damage to the foliage.

  • Soil
  • The soil should be well drained and fertile for growing Syngonium plant.

  • Watering
  • Water the plant when the topsoil (1-2 inch) in pot feels dry to touch.
  • Do not overwater the plant.
  • Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.

  • Application of Fertilizer
  • During the main growing season feed the Syngonium plant with organic fertilizer once a month.
  • Loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture easily.

  • Re-potting
  • When a plant outgrows in current pot, re-pot with fresh potting soil and some fertilizer.
  • Do the re-potting late evening and keep the plant in shady area for 2 to 3 days and then move the plant in its suitable climatic condition.


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    Plant Protection
  • Remove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and discard them away from the plants.
  • For any insect attack or disease, you can use Neem oil, Eucalyptus oil or Citrus oil spray for primary treatment.
  • Syngonium Podophyllum White Butterfly care

    Initial care for 1-2 weeks after receiving plant at your location:

  • Check the moisture in the soil before watering it.
  • Poke your finger into the soil, if dry then apply water.
  • Keep the plant in indirect bright light.
  • Do not re-pot immediately after receiving it.

  • Key requirements to keep plant healthy:

    Sunlight Bright indirect light.
    Watering Moderately.
    Soil Well-drained Soil.
    Temperature 18 to 30 degrees Celsius.
    Fertilizer Use any organic fertilizer.

    Syngonium Podophyllum White Butterfly special feature

    Syngonium is an excellent air purifier plant.

    Syngonium Podophyllum White Butterfly uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • Used as a houseplant for its beautiful foliage

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How to care Syngonium plant?

    Syngonium plants are very easy to care consider the following points Sunlight- plant grow well in natural indirect/artificial bright light. Soil-well-drained fertile and nutrient-rich soil. Water- Apply water when the topsoil (1-2 inches) in the pot feels dry to touch. Fertilizer - Apply organic fertilizer once a month and immediately give water after applications of fertilizer. For any insect attack or disease, you can use Neem oil, Eucalyptus oil or Citrus oil spray for primary treatment.

    Is Syngonium a Philodendron?

    No, Syngonium is not a Philodendron, but its common name is Syngonium Philodendron because of its similar growth character(same family Araceae)

    How to grow Syngonium plant?

    You can grow Syngonium plant through cuttings. Consider the following points to grow plant.  1. Pot size 4 inches upper diameter with a drainage hole. 2. Sunlight-Natural indirect/artificial bright light is required.  3. Soil- Soil or potting mixture should be well-drained, fertile and nutrient-rich. 4. Water-Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch.  5. Fertilizer - Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing spring(February-March) and summer(April-June). Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com 

    Why is my Syngonium turning yellow?

    The main reasons Syngonium turning yellow are as follows 1. Due to overwatering or less watering to plant. 2.plant does not get proper sunlight. 3.Lack of Nutrient. 4.Disease infestation.

    When to water Syngonium?

    Before water, Syngonium Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture. You can apply water when the topsoil (1-2 inches) in the pot feels dry to touch.

    When to plant Syngonium?

    Syngonium prefer warm and humid condition to grow. So, plant Syngonium in moist soil in the spring(February-March) and summer(April-June) season and keep the soil continuously moist.

    Does Syngonium need sunlight?

    Syngonium plant need indirect natural/artificial bright light.

    How to make Syngonium more pink?

    You can make your Syngonium pinker if you avoid direct exposure to sunlight, and place it near the east-facing window at your location.

    How to repot Syngonium?

    1. Choose a slightly larger pot. If you’re repotting your plant into a new pot, choose a pot that is 1 to 2 inches larger in diameter and 1 to 2 inches deeper than the plant’s current pot. 2. Choose a pot with drainage holes. When you’re selecting a new pot, make sure it has drainage holes to allow excess water to drain. 3. Cover the drainage holes. Cover the drainage holes with something that will allow water to pass through, like a paper towel or small-sized stone. 5. Put a few inches of soil in the new pot. You’ll need a base of soil under the plant so the roots have something to grow into. Don’t overfill the pot. 6. Remove the plant from its current pot without disturbing the root ball. 7. Place plant in new pot. As you place the plant into its new pot, center it by looking down on it from above and making sure it’s not closer to any one side of the pot than the others. 9. Fill the pot with soil. Once you’ve placed the plant in the new pot, you’ll want to put soil into the pot around the rootball. Don’t overfill the pot - the soil line should be about 1” below the top of the pot. 10. Water the plant. Once your plant is in its new pot and you’ve filled the pot with soil, water the plant. 

    Is Syngonium poisonous to humans?

    Yes, All parts of the plant are poisonous and contain calcium oxalate crystals, So if eaten it may cause irritation or burning sensation of the lips, tongue and throat followed by swelling.

    Do Syngonium climb?

    Yes, Syngonium will climb if they are provided with high humidity, misting, and also support such as a tree trunk, moss stick etc.

    How to make Syngonium bushy?

    You can make Syngonium more bushy by pruning the plant tips within 8-10 inches of the soil line or pinch off the growing tips 3-4 times a year.

    Is Syngonium a creeper?

    Yes, Syngonium will act as creeper if provided with some support or otherwise it can grown as ground cover vine.

    Why is my Syngonium dying?

    It is mainly due to overwatering and low humidity, so make sure that your pot should have a drainage hole and water it when the top 1-2 inch of the soil feels dry to touch. Lack of Nutrient and Disease infestation is also the reason for dying Syngonium

    Is Syngonium good for indoors?

    Yes, Growing Syngonium indoor gives a good lush green look to the indoor environment and also purify the indoor air.

    Can you split Syngonium?

    Yes, you can split Syngonium plant from its base of roots where multiple stem are available for propagation purpose.

    Can Syngonium grow in water?

    Yes, Syngonium can grow in water if it is trained to grow in water from the intial days. Syngonium cuttings can easily grown in water.

    When to repot Syngonium?

    You can repot your Syngonium if you observe that, the roots are growing through the drainage hole at the bottom of the planter and if roots are pushing the plant up, out of the planter. If plant is growing slower than normal (different than dormant) and if plant is extremely top heavy, and falls over easily.

    Is Syngonium a perennial?

    Yes, Syngonium is perennial, evergreen woody vines.

    How fast do Syngoniums grow?

    Syngonium grow at a very fast rate if the plant is provided with balance nutrient-rich fertilizer and moisture. They can increase in more height if supported with moss stick, tree trunk.

    What is Syngonium podophyllum?

    Syngonium podophyllum is a species of aroid and commonly grown as an evergreen indoor foliage plant and other common name includes arrowhead plant, arrowhead vine, arrowhead Philodendron.

    How to grow Syngonium in water?

    You can grow Syngonium in water only if you trained it to grow in water from the intial days. Otherwise you can take the cuttings of Syngonium with at least 2-3 leaf and grow in water.

    Is Syngonium air purifier?

    Yes, A per published research Syngonium is an excellent air purifier and it removes benzene and formaldehyde from the indoor environment.

    Is Syngonium plant poisonous?

    Yes, All parts of the plant are poisonous and contain calcium oxalate crystals, So if eaten it may cause irritation or burning sensation of the lips, tongue and throat followed by swelling

    Is Syngonium indoor plant?

    Yes, it is an indoor plant that requires indirect natural/artificial bright light.

    How to grow Syngonium from cuttings?

    To grow Syngonium by cuttings consider the following points. 1. To grow Syngonium in pot, choose a pot having of 4-inch upper diameter and drainage holes. 2. cut off the stem with 1-2 nodes and at least 1-2 leaves 3. Fill the 1/3 pot with well-drained soil rich in organic content and place the cuttings in the center of the pot. 4. Fill the remaining pot with same soil. 5. Keep the plant in indirect bright light location for 2-3 days and then gradually move to a location that receives more than 6 hours of direct sunlight. 6. Once the plant is overgrown in current pot, plant it in field.

    Do Syngonium flower?

    Yes, it flower but very rarely.

    Why is my Syngonium drooping?

    The main reason for the drooping of Syngonium is lack of moisture in the soil as well as plant does not get proper sunlight, Lack of nutrients, Disease infestation.

    Does Syngonium like humidity?

    Yes, Syngonium prefers as much humidity as it can get and it performs good growth and development in medium and high humidity.

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