Please Identify Mom’s Unnamed Houseplant Gift
My mother gave me this plant. I have no idea what it is. It looks like an elephant ear but I’m not sure.
Your plant has several names: Arrowhead Plant, Nepthytis, Syngonium podophyllum. This new hybrid is a colorful version of an old time, easy care favorite. Arrowhead plants are easy care houseplants that grow well in hanging baskets if left untrimmed or sitting on a table if you keep the long vines cut back. You can read all of my care tips on how to grow an Arrowhead Plant in the Popular Houseplant section of the website.
These plants are considered poisonous and should be kept away from pets and children. Read more about common houseplants that are poisonous in Don’t Feed Me To Your Cat! A Guide to Poisonous Houseplants.