Type: Terrarium, House Pot Plant, Exterior Aquarium Decoration
Item: 1 healthy leaf with a root system attached for you to dip into an aquarium or filter. New leaves will sprout out the side of the current leaf and form a trail.
Growth Rate: Medium
Lighting: Medium to high – too high and it will start to look a bit faded so not too much light. (bright but indirect is ideal).
Origin: Central America; Mexico to Brazil and Bolivia.
Colour: The leaves can change colour depending on the environment. I’ve seen it turn light green with pink veins in it, dark purply pinkish maroon colour (sorry I have no idea how to describe that colour), and also light green that looks semi variegated.
Additional Information: A must have for any open aquarium or filter! Simply poke the root system into your filter media (whatever it may be) and bring the look of your filter to life! Hang on the back (HOB) filters are perfect as you can just remove the lid. Many people will just dip the ends of the plant in their fish tank and trail it around the edges or corners to create a gorgeous vine. All it takes is one end of the plant to suck up the nutrients and the rest of the vine can be coiled around or draped anywhere you wish. The roots will absorb the nitrate and phosphate and use them for growth. These are also grown as pot plants so you can do that too if you wish. I have noticed it stays more compact and doesn’t attempt to travel if grown in a pot with soil. Prior knowledge on how to propagate from cuttings is required. If you do decide to grow it as a pot plant, be sure to fertilise it once a month and drain the soil occasionally so you don’t get a build up of fertiliser salts.
The great thing about this syngonium is that it stays small compared to syngonium white butterfly for example which has much bigger leaves and space between the nodes. This one can live in a small pot (10cm) for years.