Syngonium podophyllum 'Pixie'
Syngonium ‘Pixie’ are pretty arrow-shaped plants that are having a bit of a moment on social media (especially among Bloombox Clubbers!). Search for Syngonium on Instagram and you'll have a feed full of gorgeous foliage plants in all manner of varieties.
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.
Thankfully, their unusual and delicate variegation comes through as well in person as it does in photos.
This particular Syngonium has been dubbed the Pixie, thanks to its fairytale markings and pixie-hood leaves.
Growing pot size: 12cm
Overall plant height including growing pot: 15-20cm
How to Care for Syngonium 'Pixie'
This little Pixie is a very versatile plant and can grow in most lighting conditions. However to reach its full potential and greener leaves, place it in an area with bright, indirect sunlight. Regular, even watering is advised. Keep it in a pot with drain holes and water it thoroughly every time the top couple of inches of the soil are dry.
Tropical plants like the Syngonium Pixie prefer warm and humid environments and this one is not too fussy about pruning.
Fertilise it once a month during the growing season.
The Syngonium 'Pixie' Story
The Syngonium ‘Pixie’ is an evergreen climbing cultivar, part of the Araceae family. They are also called Dwarf Arrowhead Vine, Butterfly Plant or Goosefoot Plant.
Where is it from?
The natural habitat in Mexico and Latin America.
Who is the Staghorn Fern?
These plants are very easy to keep happy, they require moderate watering and do best in a warm, humid environment.
Good For You!
- Calming: A variety of studies have proven that plants help reduce levels of stress. Difficult tasks can be worked on with more ease in a room full of plants!
- Productivity: Research has shown that having plants in work and study environments improve innovation, creativity and problem-solving.
Is The Syngonium 'Pixie' The Right Plant For Me?
A tolerant plant, it will forgive you if you are a little inattentive regarding its care.
If you do want to prune it to keep its shape, make sure you wash your hand thoroughly with water as its sap can be a little irritating. If your skin is on the sensitive side, wear gloves.
Pets: Harmful to pets
How tall does it grow? It can take 3 years to reach maturity and it will rarely grow over 40cm tall
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.
*Decorative pots sold separately.
The perfect plant if you are tight on space or if you are looking for something for your table top. Get your Syngonium ‘Pixie’ now!