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Arrowhead Vine

Syngonium podophyllum

Also known as

African Evergreen, Goosefoot Plant, Goosefoot Vine, Arrowhead plant

Photo by TheNerdyPotter (All rights reserved)

Partial Shade
Moderate care
Moderate watering


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size








3 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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A close up of some green Syngonium podophyllum plant leaves
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A close up of a green Syngonium podophyllum plant leaf
A green Syngonium podophyllum plant
Some mature 3 lobed green Syngonium podophyllum leaves on a plant in the wild

Arrowhead Vine Overview

Syngonium podophyllum is an evergreen climber from the aroid family, Araceae. It's commonly grown as a houseplant for its attractive foliage. Keep it moist in the growing period but allow to dry out a little in between watering during the winter. Keep in medium to bright light, out of direct sunlight. It produces vibrant light green, arrow-shaped young leaves with attractive silver-white venation. The leaves develop into a completely different structure with age. Mature leaves are divided into 3 lobes or 5–9 distinct leaflets and these do not closely resemble the young arrow-shaped leaves. Many cultivars have been developed from this species. They produce arum-like flowers, but rarely in cultivation. Being tropical rainforest plants, they are tender and won't cope with freezing temperatures. They are therefore most suitable as conservatory and glasshouse specimens in temperate climates. This species has earnt a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit. All parts are toxic if ingested.

Common problems with Arrowhead Vine

How to propagate Arrowhead Vine


Softwood stem cuttings taken from the growing tips or leaf bud cuttings may be rooted in water or soil. Spring-summertime is the ideal time and providing bottom heat can speed up root growth.

Special features of Arrowhead Vine

Attractive leaves

Indoor plant

Pot plant

Other uses of Arrowhead Vine

Indoor, hanging baskets

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