Its full name, variegated syngonium podophylum mojito, may be a bit of a mouthful but a plant this special deserves it. It has some of the most impressive variegation you’ll see on any houseplant. Its glossy, arrow shaped leaves have a splashy pattern of cream and white. It’s no wonder it’s one of the most coveted plants among collectors.
This extraordinary plant is part of the syngonium family, also known as the arrowhead plant, because of the shape of the leaves. These vines mostly grow in South America and come in lots of different sizes and colours. You won’t find this one growing in the wild. It’s been carefully bred to produce its spectacular looks.
Despite being such a special looking plant it’s very simple to look after. It can manage in most light conditions and all it asks is that you keep its soil moist, but not soggy. Give it a monthly feed in spring and summer to help it grow healthily.
As it grows, its stems will naturally start to dangle. You have several choices about how to display it. You can let the stems grow and enjoy it as a hanging plant. You can give it something to climb up, e.g. a moss pole. Or you can trim its stems back and maintain its bushy shape. Up to you. Whichever you choose, this will be one of the most spectacular plants you’ll ever own.
Did you know?
The largest syngoniums can grow to over 20 metres in height.