Identify My HousePlant- Arrowhead Plant or Nepthytis

Can you identify this plant, my last mystery plant. You have been very helpful. All the plants were jammed together in a planter and now they are separate individuals. Patricia

Hi Patricia,

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Arrowhead Plant


Your plant is called an Arrowhead Plant, other names are Syngonium and Nepythytis. Here are some care instructions that might help you.

Light: An arrowhead plant with dark green leaves can live in low to medium light. Newer varieties with white, pink, or burgundy in the leaves need medium to bright indirect light. Direct sun “bleaches” the leaves turning them an ugly, grayish color.

Water: Water an Arrowhead Plant well and then allow the top 50% of the soil to dry out before watering again. An Arrowhead Plant droops when it needs water, but perks up quickly. When over- watered, an Arrowhead Plant develops root rot and often dies.

Fertilizer: Fertilize an Arrowhead Plant every two weeks in the spring and summer when it is actively growing with a basic houseplant food at 1/2 the recommended strength. Feed an Arrowhead Plant monthly in the fall and winter.

You can read all my care tips in the Popular Houseplant section of the website: