Arrowhead Plant (Syngonium podophyllum)

Arrowhead Plant Plant Features

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. 

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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.
  • Water

    Medium water needs

  • Light

    Indoors: Low light

    Indoors: Medium light

  • Colors





  • Special Features

    Purifies the air

Complement your Arrowhead Plant

If you let arrowhead plant grow as a vine, it makes a colorful companion for climbing pothos.

Colorful Aglaonema
Dress up arrowhead plant with the bold foliage of red aglaonema.

Our favorite varieties

Bold Allusion Nephthytis

Bold Allusion Nephthytis

Syngonium podophyllum 'Bold Allusion'

Bold Allusion nephthytis is a beautiful, slow-growing variety has creamy-green leaves and pink veins.

Painted Arrow Nephthytis

Painted Arrow Nephthytis

Syngonium podophyllum 'Painted Arrow'

Painted Arrow is a lovely variety with creamy-green leaves spattered in light green.