Syngoniums are a large group of tropical plants that have become extremely popular as houseplants, both for their range of patterns and colours, and for the fact they’re extremely easy to grow. This variety, syngonium Golden In Feel Green, has lovely lime green and cream variegation.
Like all syngoniums, this plant is technically a vine. It can be kept small and bushy with regular trimming, but if you let it grow its stems will start to dangle. In the wild, mostly across Latin America, as well as some hotter states in the USA, you’ll find it climbing up trees, showing off its handsome leaves.
Those leaves undergo a transformation as they grow. Initially, they’re a cute heart shape. As they mature, they turn arrow-shaped, hence the plant’s name.
It’s a pretty easygoing houseguest. It will be fine in anything from light shade to bright, indirect light. The only thing it really dislikes is direct sun, which can cause its leaves to burn. Please be aware that its variegation will be more pronounced in brighter light. While it will be happy in shadier spots, its leaves may turn darker green. Give it some water whenever the top two inches of soil feel dry, a feed once per month in spring and summer, and that’s about it. Lots of impact for very little work.
Did you know?
Syngoniums produce strange little flowers in the wild, yet almost never flowers indoors.