and hope to come up with 10 Best Indoor Plants for Beginners.
I'm guessing that if you had already had hands on other hardy plants and you are ready for a new challenge - these fall in more less as medium level plant to grow and maintenance.
I had initially called them as Goose foot plant & labeled them as such in my previous posts.
Syngonium podophyllum "Pink Allusion"
Syngonium podophyllum "White Butterfly"
Syngonium podophyllum "Mini Pixie"
Syngonium podophyllum "Holly"
with few colored stones or marbles and often take them for granted as they tolerate well in water.
(You might had seen them on the receptionist desk top)
It appears to have several similar names like neon, and sort of a horrible mental fatigue on verifying which information is actually accurate. I had almost gave up. Well, for consolation - I would consider this as for my own identification and compilation for personal reference.
So yeah, Beware of the monster...
Yeah.. They started to play tricks on me.
Have you ever felt cheated and lost,
Then eagerly search everywhere hoping that you took a spare cutting and planted it elsewhere, just in case these things might just accidentally happen.
After all, aren't Syngonium notoriously known for the invasive side in its genes?
But the last thing to expect to find the plant missing and the awakening to a horrible nightmare that the neglected plant died...
Yeah.. Syngoniums, Pothos, Philodendrons and these kinds does that...
This version proves elusive.
This one is recently introduced in the market few years ago.
The foliage is very much lime to cream colored with pink veins at midrib.
Very much earlier, I took this for granted as these features can be easily missed. The strong feature that makes this outstanding is the cream/lime green foliage that makes all the difference in the dark green background.
This could be either, Syngonium podophyllum "Exotic", "Pearl", "Holly" or "Silver"
Until I can a proper confirmation of their true identity.
I'm calling this Syngonium podophyllum "Exotic Allusion" for now.
I'm calling this Syngonium podophyllum "Holly" for now.
sort of making things a little bit more interesting.
There are no "only one way" to care and grow them.
I handle mine more in a heavy watering regime - like an aquatic zone and these had acclimated in my zone and conditions.
Some say not to drown them in water,
others water them in intervals as letting them to dry out before the next watering
(keeping them more on the drier side)
What I can suggest to you is to experiment and observe what works best for you.
But there are some exceptions that need to be observed such as:
Unless it's the large variety, the common ones falls in this category.
3) I don't expect them to survive if they start to rot and turn yellow but pruning them before the rot spreading to other healthy plant is a very important.
this plant is capable of purifying air by removing some toxin element
such as formaldehyde,benzene, xylene and toluene from indoor environment.
It's also very effective to grow these in a carpark / lift lobby areas as the air can be damp and stale.
The best plant to grow as it also serve to purify toxins like carbon monoxide which is quite fatal for us.
3) Extremely Care-Free Maintenance Plant
This plant is more on the wet side. It can thrive very well in wet environment.
How to Propagate Syngonium:
Unlike most plants, this one rarely form seeds.
The best practical way to propagate them is through stem cuttings. The only setback is that this one is considered more sensitive and so more care is required as the cutting do not succumb to stem rot.
1) Always (I mean the Emphasis) Sterile the Tools before using them.
You can either wash them first soap and soak the cutting tool (scissors or knife) with alcohol or heat up on fire.
Again, do not immediately use a hot burning scissors, wait for it to cool down.
(I almost forgot and was about to cut a plant - almost cooked it in the process)
2) Rooting in Water.
To change the water often on daily basis if you are rooting the cutting in water. This will keep the water fresh from harboring bacteria that might cause further damage in stem or root rot.
3) Gentle on the New Roots
Keep the medium ready, Put in the plant first and pour in the medium and compress gently. I had seen people roughly force the cutting into a hardened potted medium and the stem snaps in that process.
Do share with me your thoughts and experience with your sygnoniums in comment box below:
Why you find them special and gives you that joyful, fulfilling garden experience.