The Syngonium podophyllum called Arrow-Head plant or Nephthytis — is without requiring upkeep, a house plant that provides a little greenery to your own decor. This -growing vine usually can endure some neglect in its treatment and is effective as both a potted or a hanging plant. A wholesome and established Nephthytis is usually simple to propagate with stem cuttings. It is possible to help ensure the Nephthytis thrives using the care despite the fact that it’s not a plant.
Plant the Nephthytis in a pot stuffed with well-drained soil full of organic material. Place plants with green leaves with burgundy, pink or white leaves in bright light in low or medium light and crops; sunlight may cause cause bleaching to the leaves.
Water the plant before the soil is moist. Wait till the very top of the soil is dry before watering it again. When water is required the plant starts to droop but will improve when hydrated. Over-watering will lead to root-rot, which may kill the Nephthytis.
Keep the temperature throughout the plant between 60 to 75 degrees. Don’t place the plant near heat vents or fireplaces. Potted or hanging Nephthytis cut back back in when the temperatures fall below 40 degrees and may be put outside in summer. Nephthytis usually can endure near-freezing outside temperatures but grows best in warmer climates or as a house plant.
Fertilize the plant with simple house-plant meals every two weeks throughout its growing period, which will be in the summer and spring months. Use one half the suggested feeding power. Cut the feeding again to once a month throughout winter and the fall.
Wear gloves to avoid from irritating your skin, the Nephthytis sap. The trailing vines straight back using a clear pair of pruning shears to keep the plant in a shape that is bushy. Cut extended runners — anticipate 6 or about 5 of them — off Nephthytis planted s O the middle stays total, in hanging baskets.
Examine the plant frequently for pests like spider mites, mealy bugs and scale. Scale is little bumps that seem while bugs look like items of cotton to shift. Both pests exude a sticky compound called honey-dew leading to powdery mildew. Treat scale by implementing neem oil and wiping off the bumps that are brown. Treat putting cards close to the location to catch traveling males and mealy bugs on the plant with soaps or oils. Spider mites could appear as webbing involving the leaves or small red-dots and could be tough to see. Spider mites with oils or soaps.