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Arrowhead Vine White Butterfly in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Syngonium podophyllum 'White Butterfly'

 

Arrowhead Vine 'White Butterfly'

Nephthytis or Syngonium podophyllum - Arrowhead plant, or Arrowhead Ivy - is a versatile houseplant, with arrowhead-shaped leaves, sometimes variegated. It has a tendency to creep quietly around your home, and needs a certain amount of maintenance and pruning to keep it in check. All parts of the plant are poisonous. 'White Butterfly' has white leaves with green edges

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plant Features
  • Arrowhead Vine White Butterfly likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Arrowhead Vine White Butterfly likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Arrowhead Vine White Butterfly is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Arrowhead Vine White Butterfly likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Arrowhead Vine 'White Butterfly'

Latin name

Syngonium podophyllum 'White Butterfly'

type

Vine

family

Araceae

ph

6.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Arrowhead Vine White Butterfly likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Frost

    Arrowhead Vine White Butterfly is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Arrowhead Vine White Butterfly likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Arrowhead Vine White Butterfly likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Arrowhead Vine White Butterfly is 0.15meters x 3.00meters 0.15 M 3.00 M

Syngonium podophyllum 'White Butterfly'

Nephthytis or Syngonium podophyllum - Arrowhead plant, or Arrowhead Ivy - is a versatile houseplant, with arrowhead-shaped leaves, sometimes variegated. It has a tendency to creep quietly around your home, and needs a certain amount of maintenance and pruning to keep it in check. All parts of the plant are poisonous. 'White Butterfly' has white leaves with green edges


Planting young plants

From Early Spring TO Late Spring

They do pretty well when planted in small pots, however if you are watering more frequently or growth has slowed (and you want more), repot into a bigger pot during Spring using any standard compost mix. The soil should be light and free draining. In sub-tropical cilmates, this vine will grow well in dappled shade given adequate support on which to climb

 

Propagation by cuttings

From Early Spring TO Late Summer

Propagating a Syngonium is easy peasy. You can root cuttings in water, or straight into potting compost. Both methods have a good success rate - providing you cut the right part of the plant. You want a new growth shoot that either has one or two leaves already, (or the formation of one). Follow the growth shoot downwards several inches until you reach a pair of "nodes", these are a set of two small bumps (one on each side of the stem). The cut needs to be made just a few centimeters below the nodes because this is where the new roots come from

 
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