How to care for your Syngonium Podophyllum ‘Christmas’?
The Syngonium species thrive in a bright but indirect sunlight. It will tolerate darker spots but growth may fall behind and leaves tend to grow back smaller. It can also cause the beautiful foliage to fade. A bit of sunlight is therefore much appreciated!
In most climates the Syngonium Podophyllum ‘Christmas’ is fine with a splash of water once a week. It is recommended to keep to soil slightly damp in between waterings.
The Syngonium species like an airy soil mix which is well draining. If you want to mix your own try to use some perlite, pine bark and coco coir to keep the mixture light and airy. Of course you can also go for the easy way and get your hands on one of our pre-mixed aroid soil mixtures, perfect for any Syngonium and many other aroids.
Like most aroids the Syngonium likes a humid environment. The humidity should be at least 50%. For the Syngonium Podophyllum ‘Christmas’ we advise a humidity of around 60% – 80% for the plant to thrive.
Fertilizing your plans can give them an extra boots to grow. Adding some fertilizer with the water is recommended in the growing season, between mid-March and mid-October (depending on you local climate). Always check the instructions on the bottle before using as all fertilizers may be used differently.
The best time to repot is during the beginning of the growing season. Check if your plant is root bound in it’s nursery pot. Then it’s time to move it to a bigger size pot of around 2 cm extra. Generally repotting your Syngonium every year should be sufficient.
The Syngonium is toxic for humans and animals when ingested.