African Evergreen, American Evergreen, Goosefoot Plant, Goosefoot Vine, Arrow Leaf, Arrowhead Vine
Syngonium podophyllum 'Neon'

Family: Araceae (a-RAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Syngonium (sin-GO-nee-um) (Info)
Species: podophyllum (po-do-FIL-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Neon

Category:

Groundcovers

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Vines and Climbers

Foliage Color:

Silver/Gray

Chartreuse/Yellow

Pink

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Very high moisture needs; suitable for bogs and water gardens

Where to Grow:

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

N/A

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Mottled

Veined

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

By simple layering

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Bartow, Florida

Miami, Florida

Sarasota, Florida

Hulbert, Oklahoma

Houston, Texas (2 reports)

Kempner, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Sep 25, 2007, WUVIE from Hulbert, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Little did I realize how well this plant enjoys living in
bog-like conditions.

In the spring, I placed a potted plant of Arrowhead in
a shallow pond. Now that it is September I cannot get
over how much it has grown having constant access to
water.

It has sent out numerous long shoots with roots in
every direction, attaching itself to the soil in pots located
next to and near the Arrowhead.

Very attractive. While it has survived in the pond outdoors
just fine, it can be easily sunburned and thus appreciates
a gentle shade during the hottest part of the day.

A good choice for those who believe they have brown
thumbs. Simply place the pot in a dish of water and
ke... read more

Positive

On Apr 22, 2004, amorning1 from Islamorada, FL wrote:

IN some areas hardy to zone 9a , Will re-appear in spring.

Positive

On Jan 22, 2003, lupinelover from Grove City, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

A typical Syngonium in growth, this one is far from typical in its coloration. The new foliage is metallic pink, changing to white with pink veins, then light green with pink veins. It remains stunning year-round in juvenile growth. The vines can be cut off and rooted for new plants.

It is equally at home in a container as in a pot sunk in a water garden.