How to Grow & Care for Syngonium ‘Pink Splash’ (2023)
Here we are going to discuss how to grow and care for Syngonium ‘Pink Splash’ that is also known as Pink Syngonium is a hardy evergreen and belongs to the Araceae family and originated from West Indies, Bolivia, Brazil, Mexico, and Ecuador. the other common name of the Pink Syngonium are Arrowhead plant or Arrowhead vines, and goosefoot plant.
- The shape of the leaves of Syngonium is like an arrow shape having a pointed front end and a broader and lobed stem end.
- They do have a paint-like marking which makes their dark green foliage more attractive.
- If you are interested to grow them you need to follow some tips on how to care for the Syngonium ‘pink splash’.
The following table will help you get to know the general requirement that is further explained in detail below:
|Syngonium Neon Robusta
|Pink Syngonium, Podophyllum pink, Arrowhead plant
|Bright indirect sunlight
|Weekly, water if the top half of soil is dry
|Well-draining, slightly acidic soil
|6 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
|A balanced feed once a month in spring and summer
|Every 2 years
|Beginning of the growing season
|Root in water or soil
|Toxic to humans and pets
|8-10 inches (20cm-25cm)
How to Grow & Care for Syngonium ‘Pink Splash’?
The person first time growing Syngonium in their garden then does need to do a little pampering. But for the gardener, it is simple to care for. They are able to tolerate conditions that the other plants are not able to but this doesn’t mean not to take care about the Syngonium ‘Pink Splash’. The following are some points you need to follow for growing and caring for Syngonium ‘Pink Splash’.
A person who is getting the plant from a store might see a label describing it as a low-light plant but it is not exactly true because they are very tolerant of low-light conditions and you can also place them in any room in your home. But still, as they are plants and they need light to produce energy and to grow well so you just can’t keep them in low light condition. Hence an ideal condition of light is medium to bright indirect light for this plant as by giving them the proper light they will look healthier and brighter. As by the name pink Splash plant you need to keep them pink as much as possible.
The most important requirement for growing the plant is watering. Usually, they preferred moist soil so you need to provide them with regular water. The plant is able to survive in low condition but you need to take care about watering if the top end of the soil dries out it indicates that the plant needs to be hydrated.
The plant without water may start getting dry up. There are some common science you can find indicating that the plant is underwater like the Browning of this leaf. And that condition you need to quickly water the plant or so kit in the water so that the roots may get a long drink after soaking it drain away the excess water and keep the soil moist.
For proper growth of the plant give need to provide them a nutrient-rich soil. If you’re planting the plant at home then you may provide the soil with slightly acidic and has plenty of organic matter for that you can also choose peat Moss and coco coir. As the Pink beauty of the plant wants moist soil but that doesn’t mean it should be wet.
Don't mix any potting mix soil that is designed to retain the water rather than that use a soil that have great drainage, good Aeration and plenty of Nutrients.
A good idle temperature is considered the warm temperature as it will help for Quiker growth but according to the household temperature the pink Syngonium is fine but you need to take it to the range of 60 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit.
You need to protect them from higher temperatures as they will try the soil more quicker. Also in warmer weather, you need to check the soil often.
You need to maintain humidity levels that are between 40-50% and the most preferred humidity level is 60%. Hence we can conclude that they grow well with higher humidity.
Adding a bit of fertilizer will provide the pink Syngonium rapidly growing, promoting larger and healthier leaves. If we compare the organic compost and liquid fertilizer both can be great for syngonium plants. You need to apply the fertilizer twice a month in the growing session.
If you are planting pink Syngonium then you have to prune the plant as it is an important part because the plant is used to stretch out like a vine, spreading rapidly. First, you need to clarify how you want the plant to look and the space you need to stretch out and then decide how to prune it according to it. Pruning the plant will make it look like a bushy and beautiful plant. You need to prune the plant once or twice a year which will be the best way for proper growth and care.
For propagating the syngonium plant you need to take a healthy stem cutting of around 6 inches. But you need to take a stem having two nodes near the bottom. After that place the cutting in the soil also you can do the water propagation.
If you find that the plant is not growing faster or you find any signs of root bound you need to go for the step of repot the plant. As the plant generally grows very quickly in short a newly propagated plant if planted you have to repot the plant in a new container within the first year.
If you size up the plant too high then for that you need a larger container that invites the water to settle instead of draining or rather then absorbing the water roots.
Common Problems of Pink Syngonium:
If you take the proper care and fulfill the needs of the ink Syngonium of plants there will be no chance they get attracted to any pest or disease. The following are some common problems you can face while planting Pink Syngonium:
If the plant is getting attracted by any pest you need to use insecticide serial soap or neem oil on the leaves every month which will protect your plant from the pest. In the case of mealybugs, it will look like cottony masses on the leaves and stems of the plant. You can also find scale insects that look like brown bumps and to remove it you need to rub the leaves with alcohol. The plant is attracted by the aphids which are small green insects that are used to feed on the sap.
To get rid of the pest I will suggest you use neem oil and wait for 10 days.
The common disease the plant suffers is the development of black mildew On The Leaves which is caused when the air is too dry. To prevent it you need to use fungicidal spray and make sure to increase the humidity of the plant. Causing root rot if you keep the soil of the plant too wet which will start to turn the leaves of the plants soft and yellow. In case the roots are turning black and also have a bad smell which means that you need to cut the affected part of the plant.
You need to make sure the water goes deeper and deeper every time when you water the plant.
As per my experience of growing the Syngonium ‘Pink Splash’ is an eye-catching, ultra-adaptable and you will be delighted after seeing the delicate pink coloration and contrasting green foliage. Hence after planting the plant, you will not get upset after seeing their result but you need to take proper care of their growth.