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Houseplant Care for Nephthytis


Also known as Syngonium podophyllum, Nephthytis is native to Central and South American tropics. Other common names are Arrowhead plant, Elephant Ear plant, Butterfly plant and Goosefoot plant. Please see pictures below for identification as all those names can be confusing.

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Nephthytis Plant
Nephthytis Plant
In Brass Pot

Nephthytis is an easy plant to care for and grow as long as it is placed in a bright light situation. It will tolerate lower light levels with reduced watering frequency. For the best results, bright light is needed.

If kept in a moist, humid environment Nephthytis will produce aerial roots and will attach to surfaces much like a Pothos or Philodendron Cordatum or will root in the soil resulting in a nice ground cover. Use it in a terrarium, as a table plant, hanging plant or a climbing plant.

Temperatures for Nephthytis should be kept above 60°F. It is not a plant to expose to cold temperatures. Bright light and high humidity will be beneficial. It will become thin, weak and leggy in low light. A spot next to a window with bright, indirect light is ideal. Some morning sun is okay but keep out of hot, afternoon sun. Regular showers with room temperature water are great for Nephthytis, helping to increase humidity and discourage insects.

Watering Nephthytis - The soil can be kept somewhat moist, especially during spring and summer, with a reduction in watering during fall and winter months, allowing the soil to almost dry. Do not allow to dry completely but also avoid constantly soggy soil. See sections on watering and lighting for more information that will benefit your houseplant's health.

A new plant can be somewhat prone to insect problems. I have seen Nephthytis with mites, mealybugs and thrips. Purchase healthy, insect free plants to avoid these pesky problems. Always inspect plant roots and foliage before you buy. Distorted foliage, spots or holes in leaves, brown soggy roots should all be avoided. To keep your Nephthytis happy and pest free, use a spray bottle to wash down weekly with water. This will discourage insects and provide humidity.

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