Syngonium podophyllum

Posted by Jordan | Tuesday, April 01, 2008 | , | 0 comments »

(My parent's Syngonium podophyllum)

I was first exposed to a Syngonium podophyllum in December of 2001 when my parents received one as a gift from a mourning family member after my grandmother died. The plant had been doing just fine with weekly watering and it had enjoyed the spot where it was growing above our entertainment center. My parents nor I never knew what type of plant it was until I started getting interested, and addicted to, houseplants last fall. After doing some research, I found out the identity of the plant and proper growing conditions. We noticed that it had been getting a little leggy and that it wasn't looking as healthy as it could be, so I placed a wooden stick in the dirt and tied the stems to the stick. The plant has been doing a lot better since we did that and it now is a fuller, healthier looking plant that resides next to the thirty-year-old pothos.
(My Syngonium podophyllum)

I purchased my own from Walmart (not the best store in the world for plants...) in December and the plant has been doing well and will hopefully continue doing so.

Annah and I have seen several other neat looking Syngoniums with pink, white, and burgundy colored varieties, but we have yet to add any more to our collection. If our plant addiction continues, we will likely add a few more Syngoniums to our collection.

Care: We have been watering the plant once per week, it gets indirect, curtain-filtered and reflected sunlight, and the temperature of the rooms are usually around 70 degrees for my parent's Syngonium or in the upper 70s or lower 80s for my Syngonium.

If you haven't noticed, in previous posts I have linked to other blogs for more in-depth care instructions, including Plantsarethestrangestpeople (PATSP), and DamnPlants because their posts on these plants are far better than anything Annah and I could write. Therefore, if you want to read an extensive post on Syngonium podophyllums you should read Mr. Subjunctive's post at his website Plantsarethestrangestpeople.

Photo Credits: All me