Rare plants are all the rage right now – and with the quarantine plant boom, they’ve gotten incredibly expensive. I have a handful of rare plants in my collection, but honestly, the common ones are my favorites. They thrive easily, they typically grow quickly, and if you accidentally kill it…it isn’t the end of the world. I find that the syngonium (arrowhead plant) family is super underrated and doesn’t get the love it deserves.
Latin name: Syngonium podophyllum (there are many varieties, the one I am holding is a Maria allusion)
Other names: arrowhead vine
Where to purchase this plant: I have a hard time finding these in my area of town in the big box stores, but the local nurseries always have a bunch of varieties! If you want to buy online from a great small business, I highly recommend California Tropicals. If you shop by clicking this link or enter the code JENNASTOPREADING at checkout, you get 10% off at their store. They have a 4″ white butterfly variety for $17.99 (free shipping!), They send beautiful, healthy plants for affordable prices!
Light level required: low to medium indirect light – these guys are pretty easygoing!
Water level required: Moderate water – I think the only way you can kill these is by overwatering, so be sure to let them dry out in between watering.
Care level required: super low maintenance. I ignore them and they thrive.
Why I love this plant: I love that these plants are easy to care for, easy to propagate, and grow quickly!