The Pink Syngonium is exquisite. If you’ve ever seen one in person, then you understand the draw this plant has, and if you haven’t seen one, find one so you can experience the lovely pink foliage in person. The Syngonium podophyllum ‘Pink’ is a tropical plant that also goes by butterfly plant, arrowhead vine, or goosefoot. The leaves have a pointed heart shape resembling an arrowhead or a butterfly with its wings spread. This naturally epiphytic plant has a vining growth habit. New leaves emerge green but transition to pink with hints of light green peaking through. Here is everything you need to know about Pink Syngonium care.
Pink Syngonium plants are becoming more popular, and these once-rare plants are much easier to find. There are several Syngonium plants with pink foliage, and some other cultivars can be hard to locate. Most pink varieties in grocery stores will be Syngonium podophyllum ‘Pink,’ but check out a local plant shop for more variety.
Other pink cultivars include the Syngonium Neon Robusta, a lighter pink shade with slightly rounded foliage. The Syngonium Pink Perfection has pointy leaves and a deeply saturated hue that will turn heads. Varieties like the Syngonium Pink Splash feature dark green and bold pink variegation, while the Syngonium Milk Confetti boasts pink and white variegation. There are plenty of pink plants out there, and it can be tempting to start collecting them all.
Regarding Syngoniums with pink foliage, it’s worth mentioning the Berry Allusion and Pink Allusion, which both have pink accents along the veins. Green is the primary leaf color, but the pink accents are striking and provide a lovely complement.
Syngonium Light Needs
Syngoniums need medium to bright indirect sunlight, but varieties with pink coloring do best in bright indirect light. Other Syngonium varieties can thrive in medium light, but the Pink Syngonium is not one of them. More light is needed to maintain the pink hues and prevent the leaves from reverting to green. Too much light can also bring out more green, so choose a spot a few feet from a south-facing window. Routinely inspect the plant and the variegation and move the plant as needed to increase or decrease the amount of sunlight to best support the variegation.
How Often to Water Syngonium Pink
The water needs of Syngonium Pink are the same as other varieties. Let the top couple of inches of soil dry out before giving the plant water. Saturate the soil until excess water drains through the container. Remove collected water from the cover pot or saucer. The leaf tips will turn yellow and then brown when the top is overwatered. Remove the damage and wait until the top half of the soil is dry before watering.
Give your Pink Syngonium moist, well-drained soil that is slightly acidic. Drainage is vital because this stunner does not like wet feet. Most potting mixes work well, but adding perlite or sand can improve drainage. Make your own potting soil by mixing one part perlite with one part coco coir and two parts compost.
Temperature for Syngonium Pink
Most homes are comfortable temperatures for plants like Syngonium Pink. Anything between 60° to 80° F is good. Move the plant to a porch or patio in the summer to decorate the space and give your plant a bit of a summer vacation. Wait until the temperature is consistently above 60° F before moving the plant, and get it back inside before the weather turns chilly.
Pink Syngonium Humidity Needs
Average to above-average humidity is necessary for proper Syngonium podophyllum ‘Pink’ care. These leafy plants are not terribly picky and can make average humidity work, but low humidity is a definite no. The leaves will dry out, starting along the edges when the air is too dry. Increase the moisture by grouping several plants together, displaying the plants in naturally humid areas like a kitchen or bathroom, or using a pebble tray with water or a humidifier.
Winters are naturally drier than summer, so inspect the plant for signs of dry air in the fall. It is normal for plants to need a humidity boost during the winter.
Pink Syngonium Fertilizer
Feed Pink Syngoinium using balanced, water-soluble fertilizer. Houseplants benefit from routine feedings because they are not naturally fertilized with broken-down plant matter like plants in nature. Applying fertilizer gives the plant the nutrients it needs to grow and look amazing. Feed Syngoinium Pink every two weeks during the growing season. Do not feed plants when dormant.
Syngonium plants do not need a lot of pruning, but even up reaching vines to create balance and consistency. Pruning is best done in the spring, at the start of the growing season. Trim unwieldy stems just before a growth node, and propagate the section to create a new plant for a friend or yourself.
Does Syngonium Bloom?
Syngonium plants in nature commonly bloom; it is rare for houseplants to set flowers. These are not fussy plants in most regards, making them wonderfully easy-care houseplants, but they are particular when it comes to blooming. The silver lining of Pink Syngonium houseplants not blooming is that the plant can focus all of its energy on its stunning foliage instead of plain, not-very-showy flowers.
When to Repot Pink Syngonium
Repot Pink Syngonium every two years. Plants can be repotted sooner if the roots grow through the drainage holes or if growth slows down. Repotting is important because the plant needs room to grow, and the soil needs a refresh. Repotting can be stressful, so try to time it for the spring, allowing the plant to start the growing season with more space and fresh soil.
Pink Syngonium Propagation
Syngoniums are easy to grow and easy to propagate. Take a cutting with several leaves and a growth node. Submerge the cut end and the node in water. Roots will appear in a couple of weeks, and the cutting can be moved to soil when the roots are at least one inch long. Keep the soil consistently damp for the first week or two before settling into a watering routine necessary for an established plant.
Is Pink Syngonium Pet Safe?
All Syngonium podophyllum plants, including the Pink cultivar, are not pet safe. These plants contain insoluble calcium oxalates, which are toxic to cats and dogs. Pets that ingest the leaves or stems or simply chew on the plant may experience swelling of the mouth and throat and vomiting.
Syngonium Pink Styling Tips
The brilliant foliage of the Pink Syngonium will stand out how ever you style it. Give this looker a macrame hanger or a shelf so the arrowhead-shaped leaves can cascade, or place it on a desk or end table with a trellis so the stems can climb. Create a lovely mixed planting by featuring a Syngonium Pink in a pot with a Syngonium ‘Berry Allusion’ and a Glo Go or a White Butterfly Syngonium. The same leaf shapes will provide consistency, while the different colors will add dimension. Create the same look by featuring different Syngonium cultivars clustered together.
Pink Syngonium Care Tips
Syngoniums are beautiful and easy-care houseplants, and the Pink Syngonium takes things to the next level with its stunning foliage. Routinely rinse the plant to clean the leaves and keep this beauty looking amazing.