Syngonium Green Star
Syngonium Green Star, aka Arrowhead Green Star, is a compact variety with colouring that varies from leaf to leaf, resulting in some leaves that are dark green with pale green veining all the way to an almost fully, silvery green leaf. Syngonium is a genus of plants in the family Araceae, native to tropical rain forests in southern Mexico, the West Indies, Central and South America. It can be grown easily as a compact bushy looking plant, or you can accept its creeping, climbing nature and grow it up a moss pole.
They should not be in a position to see the sun directly, although early morning or late evening sun is fine. Filtered sunlight through a sheer curtain is best and most homes are comprised primarily of indirect sunlight. The best spot for them is where they do not see the sun during the majority of the day but still get bright, indirect light.
They will thrive in medium to bright light, but also can tolerate low light. A good medium-light place in your home would be in the middle of a room that has a regular size window. They can be placed almost anywhere in the room but remember, plants will grow based on how much light they receive.
They need to be watered when the top half of the soil is dry to the touch. That usually takes about 1 week in an average home environment. It will vary depending on the time of year, your environment and lighting conditions, but it's always safer to underwater or give the soil a check before you water again. Expect to water more often in brighter light and less often in lower light.
They can live in any average home humidity condition and are fairly hardy.
Syngonium is an aggressive, rapid-growing vine, so the frequency of repotting depends somewhat on how big you want the vine to get. Repot yearly for a larger vine. Otherwise, refresh potting media every spring and repot every other year. Keep in mind that colouring will change based on the light levels so keep your plant in bright, indirect light if you wish to promote strong colouring as well as the healthiest growth.
The plant comes with a default nursery pot. The nursery pot is usually 0.5" - 1" smaller than stated to fit into the same size decorative pot. Washable Paper Planter Bags are sold separately.
As with all living things, no two plants are alike. There is some natural variation in size, shape, and characteristics. We make every effort to bring you a plant that as closely as possible matches the plant as it appears on our website, in the size you have chosen, and have a good potential to happily grow in your home.