It belongs to the aroid family. Homeland - Central and South America.
General description : The syngonium is a hastily growing and unpretentious liana with beautiful leaves. Young leaves have arrow-shaped and the most vivid color. With age, the leaves grow dull and acquire a stellate shape with one elongated beam. The syngonium forms air roots and the best support for it is a tube with moss. You can grow it as if an ampelnaya plant.
The most common Syngonium podophyllum (Syngonium foot). He owns green and variegated forms with white or yellow spots on the leaves.
Recommendations for the care of the plant Syngonium:
Illumination : Light-loving, especially variegated forms, are preferred by diffused light. In winter, it needs additional artificial light.
Irrigation mode : Abundant during growth, moderate in winter.
He does not like no overflow, nor drying up of the earth.
Humidity : Requires regular spraying and washing in the shower.
Temperature condition : Moderate, optimally 18-20 ° С, winter minimum 16 ° С.
Soil : Recommended soil mash: 1 share of peat land, 1 share of leaf, 1 share of humus and 1 share of sand.
In the period of growth needs fertilizing 1 time in 2 weeks with complex fertilizers for decorative leafy plants.
Breeding : Cuttings and air layers in the spring.
Transplant : In the spring, once a couple of years.
Pests : Another time it is affected by aphids (they form sticky discharges on the tips of the shoots), by scutes (brown plaques appear on the leaves and stems, which leave sticky discharges).
The plant is allowed to help trimming with soapy water, warm washing and spraying actellic (1-2 ml per liter of water).