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Silver Goosefoot Plant

Syngonium wendlandii

Also known as

Arrowhead Syngonium

Partial Shade
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Tender

H1a

RHS hardiness

15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.5m

Max

1.5m

30cm

Min

30cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

Silver Goosefoot Plant Overview

Syngonium wendlandii is a tender evergreen climbing perennial Aroid plant that, as a juvenile plant, produces ovate to arrow-shaped dark green leaves with a central white splash. As the plant matures, the foliage becomes more divided. This Costa Rica native has arum-like flowerheads with cream spathes, but these rarely appear when grown in cultivation. Also known as Silver Goosefoot Plant and Arrowhead Syngonium, this plant is very similar in looking to Philodendron wendlandii and mislabelling can occur. Grown as a houseplant in cooler regions, restricting its growth helps keep it in its juvenile state with attractive arrow-shaped leaves. As a tropical rainforest plant, it prefers bright indirect light with a moderate amount of water - do not let them dry completely, but reduce the frequency during the plants dormant period. Overwatering can rot the roots. Give additional feed during the spring and summer, but stop again in autumn. Remove older and damaged leaves as needed to keep this plant looking fresh, but beware this plant is toxic; wash hands after handling it and keep it away from children and pets.

Common problems with Silver Goosefoot Plant

How to propagate Silver Goosefoot Plant

Cuttings

Special features of Silver Goosefoot Plant

Attractive leaves

Indoor plant

Pot plant

Other uses of Silver Goosefoot Plant

Grown for their ornamental foliage. With an OPALS rating of 2, these plants are considered 'Good' to include in a low allergen planting scheme.