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Syngonium podophyllum 'Albo-variegatum'

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

13 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials
Vines and Climbers

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
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:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Grown for foliage

Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive
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
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From softwood cuttings
By simple layering

Seed Collecting:
Wear gloves to protect hands when handling seeds

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1 positive
No neutrals
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

Negative MotherNature4 On Feb 23, 2013, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

This is a difficult to eliminate WEED in my yard. I would not advise growing it anywhere in Florida except in a pot. You will be sorry if it ever gets loose.

Positive vossner On Jul 11, 2010, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Can be grown as in indoor plant, but for me, it does much better outdoors. Growing in a hanging pot to control its wayward ways.


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

Bartow, Florida
Miami, Florida
Augusta, Georgia
Deridder, Louisiana
Duncan, Oklahoma
Baytown, Texas
Broaddus, Texas
Burleson, Texas
Richmond, Texas

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