Syngonium podophyllum is part of the Araceae family and its native range is Mexico to Tropical America. ‘Mouse Ears’ is a cultivar with frosted green variegation and dark green leaf margins. Syngonium have a climbing growth habit so would appreciate a trellis or moss pole.
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 9cm.
Height: Approximately 15cm from base of pot.
Potted in Sphagnum moss.
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.
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.