Arrowhead plant goes by a variety of names, including syngonium and nephthytis, is an excellent houseplant for low light (no matter what you call it!). Popular for more than a hundred years, arrowhead plant has withstood the test of time because it’s both attractive and easy to grow.
Young arrowhead plants are bushy and usually pretty full, making them attractive indoor plant choices for coffee tables, side tables, and other surfaces. As the plants grow and mature, they develop a climbing habit, making them fun to grow up trellises or other structures. (But don’t worry: Arrowhead vine is easy to prune and keep bushy if you don’t want it growing up.)
Add interest to your decor with different varieties of arrowhead vine; some have beautifully variegated foliage flushed with white, cream, silver, pink, or purple.
Arrowhead Plant Growing Instructions
Grow arrowhead plant (nephthytis) in low- or medium-light spots. Most varieties of this low-light houseplant can grow in brighter light, as long as they’re not exposed to too much direct sun, especially in hot-summer climates. Arrowhead plant can suffer from sunburn — white, bleached areas on the leaves — in direct sun.
Water arrowhead plant when the soil surface starts to dry. This plant likes to be on the moist side, but not wet or soggy.
Fertilizing arrowhead plant isn’t necessary, but if you’d like to, use a houseplant fertilizer in spring and summer following the directions on the product’s packaging. You do not need to fertilize arrowhead plant in winter.
Prune arrowhead plant any time you like. By pinching off new growth, you’ll encourage arrowhead plant to stay full and bushy instead of becoming a climbing vine.
Arrowhead is not recommended for human or animal consumption.