Syngonium Milk Confetti Complete Plant Care Guide

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One of my all time favorite plants is the Syngonium Milk Confetti. This plant has beautiful speckles of pink and reminds me of candy. Milk Confetti is easy to care for and I haven’t had any problems at all with this easygoing plant.

Milk Confetti main care directions.

  1. Water. Water once the top layer of soil is dry. Press on soil with finger to check soil moisture level or by sticking finger into soil about 2 inches deep.
  2. Light. Bright indirect sunlight near a south facing window or under artificial grow lights.
  3. Fertilizer. Feed a high quality fertilize during the active growing season. Feed every watering or every other watering.
  4. Humidity. Thrives in higher humidity but can be acclimated to regular household humidity. I keep mine at 50%+ humidity.

Milk Confetti Syngonium thrive with these plant care tips.


Milk Confetti Syngonium is one of those plants you want to give enough sunlight. Without sunlight coming from a south facing window or under plant grow lights, you’ll lose the beautiful pink speckled variegation you get from this plant.

The best spot for this plant would be near a south facing window behind a sheer curtain. You never want to place this plant under direct sunlight because this will quickly scorch the leaves.

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. This exact plant is sitting under plant grow lights and I believe that’s a key reason why this plant is keeping this variegation.


Milk Confetti Syngonium need a drink of water once the top two inches of soil dry out. This isn’t the type of plant that likes to go through long periods of drought.

You’ll probably find yourself watering this plant once a weak in the summer months and less often in the winter months when the plant stops actively growing.

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.

You can also grow this plant in leca which is what I did at one point. If you’re familiar with leca, then you know that you only need to water this plant when it dips below the reservoir.


Syngonium Milk Confetti love well-draining, chunky soil. This kind of soil is ideal for most houseplants because without well-draining soil, you’re looking at a plant sitting in compact, dense soil.

Why is compact, dense soil bad? This kind of soil doesn’t allow proper oxygen and airflow to move around the roots. Root rot happens way easier when a plant is sitting in dense soil.

An easy DIY recipe for this plant would be 1/3 orchid bark, 1/3 coco coir, and 1/3 perlite. However you make your mix, you want to make sure that the potting mix feels light and airy.

Another great option is Fox Farm Ocean Forest. This potting mix contains a blend of high quality ingredients perfect for any houseplant. This is a great option for people who don’t want to make their own soil.


Milk Confetti Syngonium thrive in regular household temperatures. I personally wouldn’t put this plant outside where you can’t control the elements. Do not put this plant near drafty areas like windows, vents, or doors.


Fertilizer your Milk Confetti 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.


Milk Confetti 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 Milk Confetti 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.

Milk Confetti Syngonium Common Questions

Are Milk Confetti Syngonium rare?

Milk Confetti Syngonium is somewhat of a rare houseplant. You won’t find this plant at a big box store but you may find it at speciality plant shops. You can also get this plant from online plant shops and local plant sellers.

How much is a Milk Confetti Syngonium?

This is one of those plants that greatly vary in price depending on where you get it. I bought my Milk Confetti Syngonium for $45 and it was in a 4 inch pot. I’ve seen this plant greatly reduce in price and now I see Milk Confetti’s going for less than $20 for a 4 inch pot.

How do you care for Milk Confetti Syngonium?

Care for Milk Confetti Syngonium by placing in bright indirect sunlight (south facing window), higher humidity in the 50%+ range, and water when the top two inches of soil dry out. Feed this plant a fertilizer like Dyna-Gro in the active growing season which is typically March through October.

Should you mist Milk Confetti Syngonium?

Misting is such a controversial topic but all you need to know is that it’s optional. Misting doesn’t do a whole lot in terms of boosting humidity around your plant, but it’s still a fun way to interact with your houseplants. I sometimes mist my plants for fun but I also know it’s not doing a whole lot to boost humidity.

If you want to boost humidity around your plant, your best bet is to raise the humidity with a humidifier or by playing it in a greenhouse.

Do Milk Confetti Syngonium prefer to climb or hang?

Milk Confetti Syngonium prefer to climb up a moss pole or trellis. These plants tend to get very large and providing some kind of support will encourage the plant to grow taller and fuller.

How do you train a Milk Confetti Syngonium to climb?

Train a Milk Confetti Syngonium to climb by providing some kind of support poll. Gently insert a trellis or moss pole into the soil around the base of your plant. Loosely tie your plant around the support pole which will give the plant the support it needs.

Check on your plant every month or so to see if you need to shift where the plant is being supported. You may even need to add another support pole.

How do I make my Milk Confetti Syngonium grow fuller?

Encourage your plant to grow fuller by doing the following:

  • Give your plant fertilizer in the active growing season. Liqui-Dirt is a plant food that is a great option for Syngoniums. This plant food contains everything your plants need to grow into a fuller, larger plant.
  • Give your plant support with a support pole. Without a support pole, your plant will grow outward into a very lanky type of plant that has a lot of space in between each stem.

How do I know if my Milk Confetti Syngonium is healthy?

It’s easy to figure out if your Syngonium is healthy. You can figure this out by checking the plants roots and foliage. If your plant is continually putting out new growth in the active growing season, you can probably determine that the plant is healthy and happy where it’s growing.

Do Milk Confetti Syngonium need trimming?

Milk Confetti Syngonium only need trimming if you notice the plant has a yellow leaf or two at the bottom of the plant. These are old leaves that have served their purpose and died off. Other than that, I wouldn’t necessary trim this plant unless you’re looking to make it fuller. You can take cuttings of this plant and place it back into the same pot to create a fuller looking plant.

Can I grow Milk Confetti Syngonium in leca?

If you’re a fan of leca I have good news for you. You can definitely grow this plant in leca. I grow tons of my plants in leca and find it’s one of the easiest substrates to grow plants in. This is because I can easily figure out if my plant needs water or not by checking the reservoir level.

When should I repot Syngonium Milk Confetti?

It’s time to repot Syngonium Milk Confetti when the roots are taking over the soil or busting out of the pot. If your plant is sitting in a plastic container, you can feel around the pot to check for thick roots pushing out the soil. When it’s time to repot, move your plant to a pot 1-2 inches bigger than the previous pot.

Is Syngonium Milk Confetti easy to care for?

This plant is pretty easy to take of and grows in conditions like most other houseplants. The only main care tip that makes it more of a higher maintenance plant is the fact that it thrives in higher humidity climates.

Is Syngonium Milk Confetti a fast grower?

I’ve had this plant for roughly 6 months now and it hasn’t grown a ton. I would say this plant is a medium-speed grower. It’s not as slow as a cactus but it’s definitely not as fast as a Philodendron Brasil.

How big do Syngonium Milk Confetti get?

I have never seen a large Syngonium Milk Confetti online or in-person. There’s word that this plant has the ability to grow a few feet tall, but I’ve never seen it happen.

Can Milk Confetti Syngonium take full sun?

This is one of those plants that cannot take full sun. If you place this plant in full sun, you’ll quickly notice the foliage starts to burn and you’ll probably even lose the pink speckled variegation.

How do I make my Milk Confetti Syngonium larger?

Encourage your plant to grow larger by giving it the best growing conditions possible. This would be:

  • Bright indirect sunlight like a south facing window
  • High humidity in the 50%+ range
  • Water when the top two inches of soil dry out
  • Fertilize with something like Dyna-Gro in the active growing season

How do I make my Milk Confetti Syngonium more pink?

People buy this particular Syngonium because we love the pink speckled variegation on this plant. Encourage your plant to get more pink spots by giving it sufficient sunlight under plant grow lights or near a south facing window.

Are there other types of Syngonium?

There are many varieties of Syngonium. To name just a few: White Butterfly, Pink Syngonium, Berry Allusion, Pixie, Maria, Wendlandii. I have a few Syngonium and notice they all grow quite differently. Milk Confetti Syngonium has been my slowest growing Syngonium.

How do you propagate Milk Confetti 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 Milk Confetti Syngonium cuttings directly into soil?

You can take Milk Confetti Syngonium stem cuttings and place directly into soil and they will eventually root and grow new foliage.

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.

Common pests

Some of the most common pests for Milk Confetti Syngonium 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.

Common issues

Brown tips: If your Milk Confetti Syngonium has brown tips, this may be a sign that your plant isn’t getting enough humidity. Increase humidity by placing this plant near a humidifier or in a bathroom.

Yellowing leaves: If your Milk Confetti 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 two inches of the plant dries out.

Curly leaves: If your Milk Confetti Syngonium has curling leaves, it may be due to low humidity, not enough water, extreme temperature changes, or low nutrients.

Key Points To Remember

Are you looking for a Syngonium with pink and cream foliage? Milk Confetti Syngonium is easily one of my favorite plants because of it’s stunning variegation.

Main things to remember for this plant:

  • Bright indirect sunlight near a south facing window or under plant grow lights
  • Water when the top two inches of soil dry out
  • Place in a spot getting at least 40%+ humidity
  • Fertilize during the active growing season

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