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Goose foot Plant

English Name

Syngonium

Scientific Name

Description

Syngonium is an attractive climber, it will also trail. In young plants the leaves are arrow shaped and when matured they become trifoliate. The plant develops aerial roots and when grown as a climber it is best given a moss covered pole to climb. It can also trail from hanging baskets.

Mexico

Origin

Araceae

Family

61°F - 70°F

Temperature (°F)

Perennial

Life Cycle

None

Fragrance

Color

Watering

Water 3 times a week in Summer with tepid water, once a week in Winter, also with tepid water. Allow compost to dry out between waterings in Winter.

Feeding

Feed every 2 weeks to actively growing plants in Spring and Summer.

Repotting

Re-pot in Spring, moving the plant in one size larger, when roots have filled the current pot. They do not require large containers 5-6 inch pot or 6-8 inch hanging basket should be the maximum required. Top dress every Spring with fresh mixture after such a size has been reached.

Propagation

Propagate in late Spring or early Summer from tip cuttings 3-4 inches long. Take each cutting just below a node, remove bottom leaf and dip the cut end in hormone rooting powder. Plant 2-3 of the cuttings in a 3 inch pot of moistened equal parts mixture of peat moss and perlite or cutting compost. Enclose pot in plastic bag or propagator and stand in bright filtered light for 6 weeks.

Cultivation

The easiest variety has all green leaves and they do well in shadier places. Variegated plants grow more slowly and need good light to keep the patterning of their leaves. It is a good plant to grow in hydroculture.

Humidity

Spray daily. Stand pot in saucer of pebbles almost covered with water, do not allow base of pot to touch water.



Did you know?

Scientists were able to revive a flowering plant from the fossilized fruit found in the stomach of an Arctic ground squirrel who was trapped in ice around 32,000 years ago.