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Nephthytis, African evergreen, Arrowhead Vine
Scientific Name: Syngonium podophyllum Schott
Synonym:
Family: Araceae
Nephthytis, African evergreen, Arrowhead Vine (Syngonium  podophyllum) Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 10-12

Frost Tolerance: Semi hardy, plant in a protected area in Phoenix.

Heat Tolerance: Good

Sun Exposure: Light shade to shade

Origin: Tropical Americas

Growth Habits: Vine groundcover, up to 6 feet tall (1.8 m), up to 2 feet in spread (60 cm)

Watering Needs: Keep soil moist

Propagation: Cuttings will root in water, layering


All parts of the plant are poisonous

Cultural Practices:
The Nephthytis is an interesting shade plant in Phoenix. It gives a definite tropical look, and the big soft leaves are easy to weed if it ventures in an area it shouldn't. It can also be trained to climb tree, but my effort there have not been very successful, and I attribute it to the fact that in Phoenix, the air is too dry. Close to a moist soil the air is just moister than hanging on the side of a tree.

Blooming Habits:
Greenish flowers.

Fruiting Habits:

Propagation:
The stem will root whenever it touches the ground.


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