Syngonium strawberry has several nicknames, including pink arrowhead vine and strawberry arrowhead plant.
As you can guess from these names, this vining houseplant has strikingly pink leaves in the shape of an arrowhead.
But that's not the only reason it's so popular. Just like most other syngoniums, or arrowhead plants, syngonium strawberry is very easy to care for, making it a suitable plant for beginners and experts alike.
Syngonium Strawberry Appearance
Syngonium strawberry is primarily admired for its foliage.
The younger leaves are small and about 2 inches long, while the mature leaves are much bigger, around 4 inches long. Young leaves are typically soft, muted green with soft, muted pink veins. The mature leaves have more pronounced pink veins and more pink coloring overall. Some mature leaves that get more light are bright pink. Both young and mature leaves are lime-green underneath.
The small leaves tend to be softer and thinner, while the mature leaves are thicker and sometimes shiny. They typically have indents in the veins that create ripples throughout the leaves.
Arrowhead plants are famous for their distinct arrow-shaped leaves. The arrow shape may become more pronounced with older leaves.
Arrowhead plants are not famous for their blooms, which occur rarely. When syngonium strawberry does bloom, it will create tiny, green-white flowers in the form of a spadix.
Syngonium strawberry is a vining plant that can grow to over 5 feet tall.
Syngonium Strawberry Care
Syngonium strawberry is an easy houseplant to grow due to its tolerance for a wide range of light and humidity conditions.
Syngonium strawberry prefers bright, indirect light but can tolerate lower light levels. However, with perpetual low light, the syngonium strawberry will slowly die. If you are interested in growing a syngonium strawberry so that you can add greenery to a low light area, look into our Calplants tips below on houseplant rotation.
On the opposite side, strong, continuous direct light will cause the leaves to burn.
The optimal light conditions for the syngonium strawberry are bright, indirect light. Some direct light in the morning or late afternoon works fine since the sunrays come in at an angle. So does a windowsill which does not have direct sun rays shining through the window all day.
Well-draining soil is crucial so that your syngonium strawberry doesn't rot. Commercial indoor potting work well. Commercial indoor potting mix with 10% sand and 10% perlite work very well.
Fresh potting soil should already contain good fertilizer, but it will eventually be devoid of nutrients as the syngonium strawberry uses it up. At the next growing season, use a balanced water-soluble fertilizer, following the instructions on the label. If you create your own potting soil, add new composted soil every time you repot to a larger pot.
Water and humidity
Water deeply when the top 1 inch of soil is dry.
Syngonium Strawberry is happiest in average to high levels of humidity. However, it will adapt well to most indoor humidity levels. We have grown it in a very dry desert climate, and it has performed well. Make sure the soil does not completely dry out.
Syngonium Strawberry thrives in a warm environment, ideally between 60-90°F. Make sure you keep it in temperatures over 55°F.
Syngonium Strawberry Common Pests
The Syngonium Strawberry is mostly pest-resistant. However, some pests that you may find on your syngonium strawberry include aphids and mealybugs.
To get rid of aphids, spray them off with water. For infestations, use insecticidal soap or horticultural oil or insecticidal soap.
To get rid of mealybugs, dip cloth or cotton swab into rubbing alcohol, and dab the infested area. For infestations, use insecticidal soap, which you can buy at a store or mix yourself.
Syngonium Strawberry Propagation
The best way to propagate Syngonium Strawberry is through division. Separate the newly developed stems and roots that grow from the base of the parent plant, and plant it in moist soil.
You can also get 4 to 6 inch long stem cuttings, and root them in soil or water.
Syngonium Strawberry Tips and Tricks
Houseplant rotation tip: If you would like to add greenery to a low light area, syngonium Sstrawberry is a great choice. However, if you keep the plant there, it will slowly die. Here's where our houseplant rotation tip comes to play. Get 4 plants that tolerate low light such as syngonium strawberry, lucky bamboo, cast iron plant, and ZZ plant. At the start of every season, so in every 3 months, rotate out one plant to the low light area. This will ensure that each plant gets adequate light.
People that practice Feng Shui believe that syngonium strawberry brings good luck and positive energy to the home. It makes a great housewarming gift as well as a gift to a loved one starting a new venture.
Syngonium strawberry is a versatile vining plant. You can keep it in a hanging basket, train to climb in a pot with a trellis or moss pole, or keep it low and shrubby with selective pruning.
Pink leaves are rather unusual among houseplants. Group syngonium strawberry with other pink houseplants or those with unusual leaf colors such as orange or black for color-themed houseplant decor.
Syngonium Strawberry Common Questions
How much does a syngonium strawberry cost?
We at Cal Plants sell them for $12.
Can you grow syngonium strawberry in water?
Yes, you can. Initially, all you need to do is to change the water every ten days to prevent rot or mold. However, eventually, the syngonium will need nutrients, so you will need to invest in water-based fertilizer.
Is syngonium strawberry beginner-friendly?
Yes, syngonium strawberry is both beginner-friendly and low maintenance. It tolerates a wide range of lighting, temperatures, and humidity levels. However, it will be happiest when given medium indirect light, warm temperatures between 60-90°F, and medium to high humidity.
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