Pink Syngonium (also known as Pink Arrowhead, Syngonium Neon Robusta, Neon Pink Syngonium) is a beautiful pink variety of the popular arrowhead vine family.
Because it is easy to care for, the arrowhead vine is among the most popular indoor plants in the world. The Pink Arrowhead is both easy-going and unique.
The leaves have an iridescent pink shade on the upper side with pure green color underneath.
So, how do you take care of Pink Syngonium?
Here are the basics of caring for a Pink Syngonium, which we will go over in much more detail in this article.
Pink Syngonium Care
- Soil: Most, well-drained soil
- Pot: Use a moss pole if you want upright growth
- Light: Bright, indirect light
- Water: Water when the top inch of soil is dry
- Humidity: High humidity
- Pruning: Prune to maintain appearance
The best soil for Pink Syngonium plant is acidic soil rich in organic nutrients that drains well. A store-bought potting mix will work well. Try adding perlite to help the soil drain even better.
Also, consider adding a coco coir base with orchid bark and earthworm castings.
Pink Arrowhead does well inside pots and can also be grown in hanging baskets to show off the trailing vines.
If you want your Pink Arrowhead to grow tall, provide your plant with a branch or moss-covered pole to climb. If you give it something to climb, your Pink Arrowhead will direct its growth upwards. Without something to climb, the Pink Syngonia will remain compact in its pot for quite some time. Only mature plants start to trail.
Read our detailed guide: Moss Pole for Plants | What They Are and Why You Need One
Choose a pot with suitable drainage holes. Check to see how quickly water drains from the pot when you water your plant. If the water is pooling in the pot, you probably need better draining soil.
If your Pink Syngonium’s growth seems to be slowing, you probably need a new, bigger pot. Your plant is perhaps root-bound, which slows growth. Your plant has more roots than can comfortably fit in the planting container, and the plant cannot get all the nutrients it needs. If this is the case, make sure to re-pot the plant into a larger pot after assessing the roots.
How to Repot Pink Syngonium
Repotting prevents the plant from becoming rootbound—a pot packed with roots stunts growth and prevents proper soil drainage.
- Gently remove your plant from its pot.
- Shake off excess soil. Check the roots for any signs of damage, such as rot.
- Half-fill your pot with fresh potting mix
- Place your plant back into the pot at the same depth it was before.
- Fill with potting mix and gently press down.
- Water thoroughly and put in a sunny location.
Your Syngonium Pink will grow best with consistent, bright indirect sunlight.
They can survive in lower light but will thrive and show more color with more light. You will see less color with more shade.
To help your plant be pinker, place your plant where it gets more indirect light. When the plant receives less light, it will produce more chlorophyll to get more light. Producing more chlorophyll leads the plant to be more green.
We recommend placement in an east or west-facing window.
If you notice scorched leaves, move the plant into less bright direct light. Direct sun will burn their leaves.
Syngonium can also be grown under artificial light sources if your space is light-challenged.
How to Water Pink Syngonium
Water your plant when the top 2 inches of the soil are dry. Then, thoroughly water your plant until the water drains out the drainage holes. The worst thing you can do to a Syngonium is to overwater it.
Try not to get the leaves and stems wet. Too much moisture on leaves and stems can cause rot.
Generally speaking, you will want to water your Syngonium Pink twice a week in summer and once in two weeks in winter. This watering plan is just an estimate. You should continually monitor your soil.
Importantly, always avoid over-watering. Soggy soil is terrible for these plants and may lead to fungus and root rot.
Does Pink Syngonium like humidity? Yes, your Pink Arrowhead plant loves humidity. A room with 40% to 50% humidity is adequate, but your plant will really thrive with 60% to 70% humidity.
To add humidity, you can mist your plant once a week with filtered water, place the plant near a humidifier, or wipe your plant’s leaves with a damp cloth once a week.
Should I mist my Pink Syngonium? Misting the foliage with water once a week or up to two to three times weekly can help add humidity to the plant.
Never place the Pink Arrowhead Plant where the air is especially dry, such as near a heating system or vents. A great way to add moisture to dry rooms is with a plant humidifier.
We have two fantastic articles detailing humidifiers for plants:
Pro Tip: An inexpensive hygrometer is a wise investment in testing the humidity level in your home and adjusting it accordingly for your plants.
The Pink Sygoniam plant does not require pruning except to remove old leaves. If you like, you can prune them to maintain a more bush-like shape.
Pruning during summer will encourage new growth and make the plant bushier.
If you are worried about your plant getting too tall, pruning will help. You can fix any height issues by pruning from the top when your plant reaches your desired height.
How to Prune Pink Syngonium
Using sanitized pruning tools, trim off a stem right above a node. Cleaning your pruning tool blades is as easy as wiping them off with rubbing alcohol.
How to Solve Common Pink Syngonium Issues
Pink Syngonium Not Growing
Lack of growth could have a few different causes:
- The plant could be rootbound and need a bigger pot.
- Check to see if any leaves have dark spots. If they do, your plant may need fertilizer.
- Is it winter? The Pink Arrowhead grows more slowly in winter.
Why Are My Syngonium Leaves Curling?
Curling leaves are most often caused by low humidity, over or under-fertilization, a lack of light, a lack of space for roots, not enough water, and too much heat or cold.
That’s a lot of reasons! To narrow it down, start by looking into one issue at a time. Get out your hygrometer. If humidity is above 50%, then you can probably rule out low humidity. Eliminate possible causes one by one.
Why is My Pink Syngonium Plant Turning Brown?
Sunburn or intensive direct light are the most common causes of leaves turning brown. Other reasons are low humidity, heavy fertilizer, dry soil. All of these reasons can cause leaves to droop and turn brown.
Questions and Answers: Pink Syngonium
Your plant needs just the right amount of light o to achieve the maximum pink coloring. How much light is your Syngonium getting throughout the day? Bright but indirect light and lots of it will help your plant be pinker.
Is your Pink Syngonium turning green? If so, it is reverting. Reverting is usually caused by too little light. While it is true that most Syngoniums can tolerate meager light conditions, more variegated Syngonium needs more light, or it will lose its trademark pink.
Although it may be grown outdoors in some regions, the Pink Arrowhead Plant is typically grown as a houseplant. It will naturally produce flowers when grown outdoors. However, the Pink Arrowhead rarely blooms indoors despite being a type of flowering plant.
Yes. According to the ASPCA, signs of poisoning from Syngonium include oral irritation or swelling, excessive drooling, vomiting, and difficulty swallowing. All parts of the plant include crystals of calcium oxalate, which can be very painful if ingested. The sap from the stems can also be irritating to the skin. If you have pets or children, keep all of your Syngonium out of reach.
Pink Syngonium Varieties
There are several types of Pink Syngonium from which to choose.
The Neon Robusta has very bold pink, almost copper-colored leaves with green undersides.
Pink Allusion leaves are light green and pink with dark green edges. These leaves also tend to be a bit more naturally curled than other varieties.
Syngonium Schott aka Pink Splash
Syngonium ‘Pink Splash’ features pink splotches against a green leaf. The amount of pink on a leaf varies from plant to plant. Sometimes the pink takes over the whole leaf.
Is Syngonium Pink Splash the same as Red Spot? Yes. Those are two different names for the same plant. However, the Red Spot Tricolor is a separate and distinct variety.
Syngonium Pink Confetti (Pink Spot)
Syngonium ‘Confetti’ has pink speckles and variegation throughout the silvery, light green leaves.
Syngonium Confetti vs Pink Splash
Pink Splash is often confused with the Syngonium Confetti. They are similar, but the Syngonium Confetti is more common. Both plants are roughly the same shape and size.
The Pink Splash has unmistakable pink spots across all the leaves and darker green leaf color. Confetti has more light brown coloration with milkier leaf color. Remember these differences to avoid misidentification or up charging. Because the Pink Splash is rarer, nurseries will often charge more.
Where to Buy Pink Syngonium
Pink Arrowhead varieties are available for sale on Amazon and Etsy.
Final Thoughts on Pink Syngonium
If you’re looking for an easy-going and beautiful pink indoor plant, this is it! I hope this article has helped you learn how to care for your Pink Syngonium (Pink Arrowhead).
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Good luck growing your Pink Arrowhead and making it part of your cozy, fresh, and green home!
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