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Syngoniums AKA Arrowhead Vine are some of the easy houseplants to acre for and come in multiple colors and variegations. I have a Pink Syngonium pictured below and it’s insanely easy to care for.
Pink Syngonium main care directions.
- Water. Pink Syngonium prefer to be kept moist. When the top inch of the soil is wet, it’s time to water.
- Light. Prefers to be in medium light without any direct sunlight hitting the leaves. This plant tolerates low light but you may notice color loss if kept in a dark spot.
- Fertilizer. Fertilizer during growing season and pause during the dormant (winter) months. I fertilize every watering (once a week) but you can opt to water bi-weekly or once a month.
- Humidity. This easy going plant prefers humidity in the 25%+. Mine is in 30% humidity and thriving.
Pink Syngonium thrive with these plant care tips.
Pink Syngonium thrive in medium sunlight and may sometimes even get a benefit from even more sunlight than that. If you do not give your Pink Syngonium enough light, you’ll notice the plant get leggy and not as full and you don’t want that.
I put my Pink Syngonium in a room that gets southwest light, which is mid-afternoon sunlight. I put the plant a few feet away from the window so it’s not ever getting harsh direct sunlight. It is very happy and growing quite full and large.
If you don’t have sufficient sunlight for this plant, a great option is plant grow lights. I use T5 Barrina plant grow lights and run them on a timer for 13 hours a day.
Water your Pink Syngonium when the top inch of the plant soil is dry. This plant does not like to dry out and when it does dry out, you’ll notice the leaves start to curl.
Check your plants soil using your index finger. If you stick your index finger about two inches into the soil and the soil feels dry, it’s time to water your plant.
If you have trouble knowing when to water, use a moisture meter to check the soil. This handy tool lets you know if the soil is dry, moist, or wet.
Pink Syngonium needs well-drained soil. What if you just bought your Pink Syngonium and you don’t want to replant it yet? Check the drainage by thoroughly watering the plant (when it’s time to water).
If water is growing through the drainage holes evenly and well, your plant most likely has good drainage. If you barely see any water coming out of the bottom when you water, it needs different potting soil.
I keep things super basic in my house by using a soil mixture of 3 parts all purpose potting soil and 1 parts perlite. All purpose potting soil comes with spaghnam peat moss, softwood bark, and horticultural perlite.
Another great option is Fox Farm Ocean Forest. This potting mix contains a blend of high quality ingredients perfect for any houseplant.
Pink Syngonium do well in average home temperature. Do not put this plant outside especially during the winter as it does not like the cold.
I don’t recommend putting this plant near drafty areas like windows, vents, or doors.
Fertilizer your Pink Syngonium in active growing months such as spring, summer, and fall depending on where you live.
Any time you are using a fertilizer you are not familiar with, read the instructions as some fertilizers are so strong they will kill your plants. Many people often use only half-strength if using synthetic fertilizer on their houseplants and dilute the fertilizer.
If you are using a non-organic, synthetic fertilizer, it’s always recommended to dilute the recipe in half because of how strong the N-P-K ratios are. If you are using an organic fertilizer, you typically do not have to worry about diluting the recipe because the N-P-K ratio is so low.
I personally use a slow release granule fertilizer that I sprinkle over my plants once a month. This makes taking care of my houseplants easy. I follow the fertilizer instructions and sprinkle the correct amount onto each plant. I never have to worry about putting too much fertilizer on my plants because the fertilizer I use isn’t harsh.
In the winter or dormant months, your plant is sleeping and doesn’t want to be disturbed with you putting fertilizer in its soil.
Pink Syngonium are easy going plants and although you’ll hear they like 50%+ humidity, I find that this plant can thrive even in 30% humidity ranges. If you decide you want to increase the humidity in your house, use these easy tips I use. I live in a desert so creating humidity in my house is crucial.
- Put high humidity plants together in a group. When you group high humidity plants around each other, this creates a humid microclimate. The plants will continue to release moisture around each other through transpiration.
- Place a pebble tray underneath your high humidity plants. I purchased small rocks at a hardware store and placed them on a planter tray. Place your planter on the tray. Put enough water in the tray until it hits the planter bottom and the water will evaporate around the plant.
- Get a high-quality humidifier and run it daily near your houseplants.
- Mist your plants. Some people say this doesn’t help, but I think it does so I continue to do it.
- Place high-humidity plants in your bathroom. I place certain high humidity plants in my shower and they’re thriving.
Propagate Pink Syngonium by taking a stem cutting of the plant and placing it in a shallow jar of water. Don’t worry about changing the water too much as root hormone is being released into the water and helping the plant grow roots.
You should notice roots forming on your plant quite quickly, within two weeks. Let the roots get to about two inches before repotting into soil.
You can also let this plant live in water forever and from time to time give it some soilless/hydroponic fertilizer. I keep many of my plants in water and leca and they’re thriving.
Pink Syngonium Common Questions
Are Pink Syngonium rare?
No. You can find Pink Syngonium’s at big box stores, independently-owned plant stores, Etsy, and Facebook marketplace.
How much is a Pink Syngonium?
Depending on the size and maturity of the plant, expect to pay $10. You may even find a large 6 inch Pink Syngonium for around $20-$25. The plant shown in this post was only $7.
How do you care for Pink Syngonium?
Place your Pink Syngonium in medium sunlight, keep it moist and don’t let it dry out. I keep mine in the corner of an office with a southwest window.
Should you mist Pink Syngonium?
You can mist your Pink Syngonium but I personally don’t find it necessary.
Do Pink Syngonium prefer to climb or hang?
You can do anything with this plant. If you want to set it on table, let it hang in a hanging basket, or stake it, you can do it. They are happy with any condition. I think they look the coolest when they are in a hanging planter.
Should Pink Syngonium be staked?
Syngoniums will attach themselves to a support pole and grow if a stake is present. The plant produces aerial roots that will eventually attach to the stake.
How do you train a Pink Syngonium to climb?
Give your plant something to climb. You can use a moss pole, wooden stick, or a trellis to help support the plant climb upwards.
How do I make my Pink Syngonium grow fuller?
Cut back the leggy parts of the plant and stick them back into the same planter or give those clippings to a friend. Your plant will reward you with new growth and you’ll notice your plant looks fuller.
Keep your plant in a good amount of indirect sunlight so it stays fuller. When this plant isn’t getting enough sunlight, it will reach for the sun and create a leggy stem.
How do I know if my Pink Syngonium is healthy?
Your Pink Syngonium is healthy if it’s showing new growth and keeping its beautiful color.
Do Pink Syngonium need trimming?
If you want your Pink Syngonium to look fuller, you can give it a good trimming and propagate the clippings or stick it back into the plant.
Can I grow Pink Syngonium in leca?
You can grow Pink Syngonium in water by itself or a mixture of water and leca. I haven’t personally tried it yet but if I transfer this plant to leca, I will update this section of the post and tell you how it goes.
When should I repot Pink Syngonium?
It’s time to repot your Pink Syngonium when you notice the plant is quite large and root bound.
If you decide to repot your Pink Syngonium, do not repot in the winter as this is typically the plants resting season and doesn’t want to be stressed out. When repotting, massage the root system to gently remove the old soil.
Is Pink Syngonium easy to care for?
As long as you give your plant medium sunlight, keep it moist and adequate watering, your plant will thrive.
Is Pink Syngonium a fast grower?
Syngoniums are medium to fast growers and if given adequate growing conditions, will thrive in your home setting. If you put this plant in dark corner, you may find that it grows quite slow.
How big do Pink Syngonium get?
Pink Syngoniums can grow 3ft-6ft inside your home.
Can Pink Syngonium take full sun?
I would not place a Pink Syngonium in full sun as this can scorch the leaves.
How do I make my Pink Syngonium larger?
Put your Pink Syngonium in a spot where it gets medium to bright indirect sunlight. If placed in a sunnier spot, you’ll notice your plant gets less leggy and instead gets more full as it is not desperately reaching for sunlight.
How do I make my Pink Syngonium more pink?
Place your plant in medium to brighter indirect sunlight to bring more pink out of the leaves. You lose the pink variegation when placing this plant in dark spot because the plant will produce more chlorophyll in low light settings.
Are there other types of Syngonium?
There are many varieties of Syngonium. I also have the White Butterfly.
How do you propagate Pink Syngonium?
Cut a stem just below the node and place into water. To speed up rooting process, you can sprinkle from activated charcoal for plants. You will notice new roots in about 2 weeks.
Can you put Pink Syngonium cuttings directly into soil?
You can take Pink Syngonium stem cuttings and place directly into soil and they will eventually root and grow leaves.
Can I water my plant using tap water?
I do not use tap water on my houseplants because our tap water is filled with minerals and properties that hurt our houseplants. We instead use a reverse osmosis system and water our houseplants using that system.You can also let tap water sit out for 12 hours before using it. Depending on where you live, your tap water may be just fine.
Is Pink Syngonium toxic to pets?
Yes, this plant is toxic to pets. You can get more information on toxic and pet-friendly plants at ASPCA here.
Some of the most common pests for this plant include spider mites, mealybugs, scale, and aphids. These pests can hurt your plant which is why prevention is key.
To help prevent any pest infestations on your plant, here’s what to do.
- If possible, inspect your plant before purchasing at the plant store. If you’re buying a plant online, inspect your plant away from your other plants.
- Regularly check your plants for pests. This is also a great time to clean your plants.
- Cut off dead leaves.
If you find a plant that has pests on it, quarantine the plant away from your houseplants and clean the plant with an organic or nonorganic insecticide. I use Bonide Systemic on my plants as a preventative and Captain Jacks to kill pests. I spray the plant and wipe down the leaves and stems twice a week for a month until I know the infestation is gone. Make sure to check all of your other plants as it is easy for pests to spread.
You can see in the picture below there are tiny granules on top of the soil. That is Bonide Systemic working its magic. I never have pests and I credit that to my pest preventatives.
Brown tips: If your Pink Syngonium has brown tips, this means it’s suffering from low humidity. Raise the humidity in the area by placing this plant with your other high humidity plants, place it on a pebble tray, and/or use a humidifier nearby.
Yellowing leaves: If your Pink Syngonium has yellow leaves, it may be because of overwatering and poor soil mixture. It’s best to err on the side of underwatering this plant if you are prone to overwatering plants. Only water when the top inch of the plant is dry.
Curly leaves: If your Pink Syngonium has curling leaves, it may be due to low humidity, not enough water, extreme temperature changes, or low nutrients.
Key Points To Remember
Pink Sygonium is one of the easiest houseplants and the perfect option for someone who doesn’t get a ton of sunlight in their home. Keep your plant thriving by making sure it stays moist and it will grow large and full.
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