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

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

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Category:
Groundcovers
Tropicals and Tender Perennials
Vines and Climbers

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
Silver/Gray
Chartreuse/Yellow
Shiny/Glossy-Textured
Mottled
Veined
Pink

Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
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

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

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Profile:

3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive WUVIE 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
keep the water level in check at all times.

:-) KM

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

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

Positive lupinelover 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.

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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