Arrowhead Plant Care, Facts and Identification (Syngonium Podophyllum)

Botanical Name: Syngonium podophyllum

Native Country: South America

The Arrowhead plant is the go-to option of many homemakers due to its lush and beautiful foliage. The buds are heart-shaped in the beginning, and eventually become arrowhead and hence, become the reason for this name to the Arrowhead plant. The foliage shows compact growth and the upright stem in the later years of growth transform into climbing stem. The plant belongs to the Araceae family and can easily be related to its most immediate member, philodendron.  


The Arrowhead plant requires bright light but not direct sunlight. So, keep it nearby the window where it could form its shadow and you are good to go.

Lightly moist and well-drained soil is the key to its well-being.

You can find several commercial hybrid plants that have given more shelf life to the Syngonium podophyllum plant as well as better resistance to the diseases as well as pest problems.

Please be careful with the plant if you have kids and pets at home as the sap in plant leaves contains calcium oxalate crystals that can cause skin allergies. Wear gloves while watering and pruning the plant and wash your hands thoroughly with a mild soap afterwards.