Refers to the family of aroids. Homeland - Central and South America.
General description : Singonium is a hastily growing and unpretentious vine with beautiful leaves. Young leaves have a swept shape and the most vivid color. With age, the leaves fade and become stellate with one elongated ray. Syngonium forms air roots and the best support for it is a tube with moss. You can grow it and it's like an ampel plant.
The most common is Syngonium podophyllum (Singonium Nail Saline). He owns green and variegated forms with snow-white or yellow spots on the leaves.
Recommendations for the care of the plant Syngonium:
Illumination : Light-loving, especially variegated forms, diffuse light prefers. In winter, additional artificial lighting is needed.
Irrigation regime : Abundant during growth, moderate in winter.
He does not adore in any way the overflow, nor the drying out of the earth.
Humidity : Requires regular spraying and washing under the shower.
Temperature regime : Moderate, optimally 18-20 ° C, winter minimum 16 ° C.
Soil : Recommended soil mix: 1 share of peat land, 1 share of leaf, 1 share of humus and 1 share of sand.
During the growth period, it needs fertilizing once every 2 weeks with complex fertilizers for ornamental-deciduous plants.
Breeding : Cuttings and air strips in the spring.
Transplantation : In the spring, once a couple of years.
Pests : Another time is affected by aphids (form sticky excretions on the tips of shoots), scutes (leaves and stems appear brown plaques, leaving sticky discharge).
The plant is allowed to help finish with a soap solution, warm rinsing and spraying with an actellite (1-2 ml per liter of water).