English name:Syngonium 'Pixie'
Latin name:Syngonium podophyllum Pixie
About me:I am a mini member of the Syngonium family which has numerous common names: Arrowhead Vine, Goosefoot Plant, African Evergreen and American Evergreen. My variegated leaves are my main attraction.
Useful to know:
I come from the rainforests of Costa Rica mainly
As my name suggests, I won't grow big - up to 40cm
I like bright light but no direct sunlight please
My soil needs to be evenly moist when you water me, then leave the top layer to dry before watering me again
I'm more than happy living in normal room temperatures of between 16-24°C
Fertilise me once a month throughout the year - my dormant period is very short
I am a creeper, so pinch off any straying vines that make me look messy
I love a misting as humidity will keep my leaves from crisping up at the edges
I am toxic so please don't eat me
My leaves change shape as I age from arrow shaped to a five lobed form as I mature