Syngonium

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Syngonium is a houseplant that requires good conditions. It dazzles with its leaves of a bright green largely marbled cream color. Its stems lengthen over time by climbing before falling back and becoming hanging.

Plant – Syngonium (Crow’s Foot) – Green Corner Florist – Montreal Florist

Quick information:

  • Family: Araceae
  • Type: Perennial
  • Origin: Central America, South America
  • Color: green, white
  • Exposure: subdued sun
  • Flowering : summer
  • Soil: soil, water
  • Height: up to 3 meters in pot
  • Toxicity: sap is irritating to the skin

Location and temperature:

The ideal temperature for syngonium is between 15 and 21°C (59 and 70°F). Thus, the temperature of a house or apartment is ideal for its growth. If the temperature drops below 13°C (55°F), the plant’s growth will slow down and it may lose its leaves. Of tropical origin, the syngonium particularly likes bright light, but the direct rays of the sun can burn its leaves. It can live in the shade, but its growth will be slow and the color of the leaves will be affected. Not afraid of drafts, it can easily find its place near a window, but should not be in too dry an environment since it loves moisture. When the air is dry, it is advisable to spray the foliage daily.

Watering:

During the summer and spring, the watering of the syngonium is done regularly, but moderately. The ideal is to water when the soil is dry on the surface. When the soil dries, do not wait too long before watering, especially during high temperatures since the plant may suffer. In winter, wait until the soil is dry for a few centimeters before watering again. Preferably, water the syngonium with water at room temperature earlier than water that is too cold. The temperature difference could induce significant stress for the plant. If the leaves turn yellow and become softer, be sure to improve the drainage of your plant’s soil.

Repotting:

Repotting is essential if you want your plant to bloom again. The older and larger the plant, the more repotting is needed. In the early stages, repotting every 2 or 3 years is enough. Then it depends on the size of the shrub. When repotting, choose a pot with a slightly larger diameter and make sure that the bottom of the pot is pierced. Be careful, repotting in a pot that is too large will cause the roots to get lost in the soil and the plant may die.