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Miniature Syngonium - 3 Inch Nursery Pot

Miniature Syngonium - 3 Inch Nursery Pot

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About Plant

  • Botanical Name: Syngonium podophyllum
  • The plant is native to Mexico and Brazil among others
  • The plant can grow up to a height of 60 centimetres. 
  • It is a popular indoor low maintenance plant and acts as a great air purifier for eliminating harmful pollutants, such as benzene and formaldehyde, from the air.
  • The plant is believed to be a great mood booster, helping you to concentrate in your work or studying.
  • The plant is a symbol of good luck and prosperity, a great gifting option for your loved ones.

Care Instructions 

Watering 

  • Check the moisture of the soil by poking a small stick or your finger into the soil.
  • If the topsoil feels dry upon touch, apply enough water to keep the soil moist but do not make it soggy.
  • Avoid watering on the leaves of the plant. Preferably use a syringe to provide water to the base of the plant.
  • Avoid over watering the plant. Water only when the soil feels dry on touch or in appearance. Over watering may lead to the problem of root rot.

Sunlight 

  • The plant thrives best in natural indirect sunlight as well as in artificial bright light. Fluorescent lights are the best source of artificial light.
  • The plant thrives well in the temperature range of 15 °C to 29 °C.

Repotting 

  • It is suggested to not repot the plant for at least 2 weeks after the delivery of the plant. 
  • Repot the plant only when it outgrows the pot, which leads to a decrease in its growth.
  • Generally, the plant requires repotting every 2 years.

Fertilizer Application 

  • For better uptake of nutrients provided by the fertilizer, loosen the topsoil of the plant making sure to not disturb the roots of the plant.
  • It is advised to apply organic fertilizer, once a month, during the main growing seasons of the plant that is during spring and summer.
  • After the application of the fertilizer, the plant is to be watered to ensure uniform distribution of the fertilizer.
  • Use of Neem oil, Eucalyptus oil, or Citrus oil spray is advised in case of insect pest attack or other diseases.

Propagation 

  • The plant can be easily propagated through stem cuttings.
  • The stem cuttings can root in soil as well as in water.

Things to Avoid

  • Avoid over watering the plant. Water only when the soil feels dry on touch or in appearance. Over watering will lead to root rot.
  • Keep it away from direct sunlight. Grows well in air-conditioned rooms but should be kept away from AC vents.
  • Do not apply water on the foliage of the plant.

Probable Issues

  • Pale and limp leaves- This can be due to exposure to direct sunlight as indirect sunlight best suits the plant. 
  • Brown and dry leaves- Exposure to direct sunlight along with underwatering can be the reason behind the leaf tip turning brown in colouring in which case the plant should be moved away from direct sunlight and watered on regular intervals.
  • Browning and curling of leaves- The plant drops its new leaves when it is underwatered, because of which it falls short on nutrients. Cutting off the brown leaves and watering the plant on regular intervals will solve the issue.
  • Death of the plant- This can be either due to underwatering of the plant or overwatering of the plant.

Uses 

  • The plant is a great air purifier for eliminating harmful pollutants such as benzene and formaldehyde from the air.
  • Can help in brightening up any indoor space such as workplaces, shopping complexes, resorts, and other public areas with its bright red leaves.
  • The plant is believed to be a great mood booster, helping you to concentrate on your work or study. Place them on your study table, or work desk and cherish the magic of this plant.

Specifications

  • The plant can grow up to a height of 12 inch (30cm)
  • The plant can have a spread of 6 inch (15 cm)

General Terms

NOTE - All the information provided on the website is for your reference purpose, please consult an expert before making any changes/decisions. MyGreenStore will not be liable for any damage to the plant/plants by following things mentioned on the website.

 

 

Questions

1. Does a dwarf variety of Syngonium exist?

Yes, Miniature Syngonium or the Syngonium pixie is a dwarf variety of Syngonium species and can grow up to a height of 60 cm.

2. What are the best caring tips for Miniature Syngonium?

Water the plant only when the soil feels dry on touch or in appearance. Over watering will lead to root rot and keep it away from direct sunlight. 

3. Is Miniature Syngonium an indoor plant or an outdoor plant?

The plant is an indoor one and thrives best in natural indirect sunlight as well as in artificial bright light. Fluorescent lights are the best source of artificial light.

4. What are the common names of Miniature Syngonium?

The common names of Miniature Syngonium include goosefoot, arrowhead, miniature Syngonium, Syngonium pixie among others.

5. Why is Miniature Syngonium named so?

The houseplant supposedly got its name from its miniature size.

6. Is Miniature Syngonium safe for pets?

No, the plant is poisonous if ingested by your pets.

7. Does Miniature Syngonium help in purifying the air?

The plant is a great air purifier as it eliminates harmful pollutants such as benzene and formaldehyde from the air.

8. Is Miniature Syngonium a flowering plant?

Yes, the plant bears small white flowers which are short-lived and arrive at any time of the year.

9. Is Miniature Syngonium a herb?

No, the plant is not a herb and should not be consumed without the consultation of any health expert.

10. What is the best place to keep your Miniature Syngonium?

Can be potted in a hanging pot that looks beautiful in your bathroom or in the shaded part of your balcony.

11. How to propagate the Miniature Syngonium?

The plant can be easily propagated by dividing the main plant and sowing the divided parts separately in different pots or by replanting the plantlets during the monsoon season.

12. Is Miniature Syngonium easy to care for?

Miniature Syngonium is a popular low maintenance indoor/outdoor plant.

13. What does a Miniature Syngonium symbolize?

The plant is a symbol of prosperity and good luck. It is a Vaastu compatible plant because its five-lobed leaves represent the five elements of the universe. 

14. What is the best time for watering the Miniature Syngonium?

Mornings and evenings are the best time to water the plant.

15. How many hours of sunlight are required by the Miniature Syngonium?

The plant thrives best in natural indirect sunlight as well as in artificial bright light.

16. How often should the Miniature Syngonium be repotted?

It is suggested to not repot the plant for at least 2 weeks after the delivery of the plant. Repot the plant only when it outgrows the pot which leads to a decrease in its growth.

17. What is the best primary treatment in case of insect pest attacks or diseases?

Use of Neem oil, Eucalyptus oil, or Citrus oil spray is advised in case of insect pest attack or other diseases.


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