Syngonium - no hassle
Syngonium (lat. Syngonium) - a plant of the aroid family. Homeland - Central and South America.
Syngonium - a fast-growing liana with beautiful arrow-shaped leaves; with age, their shape changes significantly, and they become lobed or deeply dissected. 20 species of syngoniums are known, among them there are creeping and climbing plants. The most common is Syngonium podophyllum with variegated leaf color. The plant can be grown as ampelous in a cache-pot or on props.
Accommodation. The plant is photophilous, but can withstand penumbra. It does not tolerate direct sunlight. In winter, the temperature should not be below 18 ° C.
Care. Syngonium is hygrophilous, it needs high humidity and warm soil. In spring and summer, the plant should be watered with water at room temperature and often sprayed. Feed with full mineral fertilizer every 14 days. In winter, watering is reduced, while preventing coma from drying out. Regularly with a soft damp sponge, the plant is cleaned of dust. If necessary, the syngonium is transplanted into the ground.
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Pests and diseases. The main pests are scale insects, aphids. Leaves turn yellow and fall if the air in the room is very dry.
Breeding possibly apical and stem cuttings, if the substrate is heated to 20 - 25 ° C and growth substances are used.
On a note. The syngonium has very beautiful young leaves, so regularly cut off the overgrown shoots to make the plant branch stronger. Be careful when pruning - the milky juice of the plant irritates the skin.