Common name: African evergreen, Nephthytis

Native to: South America

 

Syngonium are evergreen climbers with aerial roots, grown for their large, ovate to arrow-shaped leaves, becoming pedately-lobed on mature plants; arum-like flowerheads with cream, green or purple spathes, are seldom produced in cultivation.

 

S. podophyllum is an evergreen climber, to 2m tall, compact when young with large arrow-shaped leaves veined and suffused with silvery-white; adult leaves are divided into 5-11 finger-like leaflets. Arum-like flowerheads with cream spathes may be seen in summer

Syngonium podophyllum

Ksh500.00Price
  • Native / exotic: Exotic

    Aspect: Partial shade

    Flowers: Cream spathes

    Fragrance: None

    Foliage: Evergreen, arrow-shaped leaves

    Growth habit: Climbing

    Hardiness: Hardy but not drought resistant

    Height: Up to 2 metres

    Spread: Up to 1 metre, unless using for ground cover in which case rampant

    Soil requirements: Prefers moist well-drained soils. Keep well mulched

    Uses: Ground cover of extensive areas in shaded areas, climbing up trees or frames, pot plants (juvenile foliage (keep pinching off the new climbing shoots)

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