African Evergreen, American Evergreen, Goosefoot Plant, Goosefoot Vine, Arrow Leaf, Arrowhead Vine
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

Category:

Perennials

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Vines and Climbers

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Variegated

Smooth-Textured

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Leathery-Textured

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

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:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

By simple layering

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Seed Collecting:

Wear gloves to protect hands when handling seeds

Regional

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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Gardeners' Notes:

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Negative

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

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.