Syngonium podophyllum 'Confetti'
Syngonium podophyllum 'Confetti'
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Syngonium podophyllum 'Confetti'

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Syngonium podophyllum is part of the Araceae family. ‘Confetti’ is a cultivar that came from a naturally-occurring whole plant mutation of the Syngonium podophyllum ‘Regina Red’ (unpatented) in June 2003. Leaves are mint-green sagittate (arrowhead shaped) with bright pink-colored splashes, flecks and spots.

Genus name comes from the Greek 'syn' meaning together and 'gone' meaning reproductive organs for the united ovaries. Specific epithet means foot-leaf; in reference to the pedate leaves.

Pot: ø 12cm.

Height: Approximately 25cm from base of pot.

Light: Bright indirect light, meaning the plant sees the sun for 0-4 hours per day - this could be through trees or a translucent curtain, it’s important for the plant to see the sky in order to thrive.

Water: Allow the first 2-3 inches of mix to dry out. Before watering, ensure the substrate isn’t compacted, if it is, aerate it with a few pokes of a skewer or blunt stick, pour water slowly over the top and allow the water to pass through the drainage holes.

Potting mix: A well draining mix composed of coco coir, perlite or vermiculite, orchid bark and worm castings.

Fertilising: Feed your plant every other watering during the growing season or when you observe active growth. You can dilute fertiliser to half the recommended amount but never add more.

Temperature: 18-24°C.

Humidity: Syngonium do well to adapt to average home humidity. You can increase humidity by placing the plant on a watered pebble tray or using a humidifier.

Syngonium are toxic, keep out of reach of pets and children.