Syngonium is an easy trailing house plant to grow and it requires little care and loves bright indirect light but will thrive in an East Window capturing the morning sun. I have had one for over 10 years in the same pot! Yes the same pot my girl friend had it in over 10 years ago. It loves to be root bound and it is a plant that is easily rooted in water too. The pot was too big when she gave it to me so I just left it to grow and never got around to re-potting it.
You see Syngonium in the house plant section of the stores and sometimes you can pick one up in a 4″ pot for less than $3. The small Syngonium grows upright in the small 4″ pot and the heart shaped leaves are very attractive which makes them an ideal house plant or garden accent. However, Syngonium is a trailing plant that will spill out of any pot so keep this in mind when you are buying it. I love the leaves because they grow larger as they mature. This house plant is so easy to grow in bright indirect light and away from direct sun. If the Syngonium gets leggy and the main part of the pot looks sparse all you need to do is place a stem on top of the soil in the pot for it to take root and fill in the pot.
The Syngonium is a tropical plant native to Mexico and Ecuador and loves the humidity. The Syngonium will love hanging outdoors in a lightly shaded spot (not in direct sunlight) with its beautiful leaves catching the eye of any visitor. Syngonium is such an easy house plant to grow that you do not even need to worry about buying those expensive soil mixes because it will grow in just about any potting mix. It is not immune to pests such as aphids but I have yet to have any problems with it in 10 years.
Syngonium is an easy trailing house plant to grow. This beautiful plant is grown for its leaves because the plant does not flower in captivity ( a little humor). Maybe one day I can figure out how to get it to flower but until then it is currently at the front door (which faces East and receives the morning sun) behind the stained glass side lights happily growing. I took the plunge the other day and cut off some of the longest stems to root in water to make hanging baskets.
I water my house plants with only rain water every 4-6 days. I fertilize randomly during the spring- summer months when I put it and my 30+ house plants outside under the gazebo. This year I will not put my gazebo up on the deck so I am going to hang the Syngonium in the shade either near my potting area or in my shade garden. The Syngonium loves the heat and humidity of Virginia which probably somewhat mimics the tropical climate of its native countries.
Thanks for stopping by and let me know if you ever got one to flower because I would love to see a picture. I love house plants and they are a great way to bring beauty and life into your space (plus help clean the air). If you ever have a question, just ask. I am here to help and if I do not know the answer, I will do my best to try and find the answer.
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