The Syngonium Red Spot Tricolor is a easy to care for and exquisitely rare houseplant, known for its beautiful foliage with shades of pink, green, and cream. Here's information on caring for and propagating your Red Spot Tricolor:
This plant prefers bright, indirect light. Avoid direct sunlight as it can scorch the leaves. A north-facing window or filtered light is ideal.
A well draining aroid mix is important for keeping the roots of this rainforest plant healthy. A mixture of orchid bark, perlite, soil, charcoal and worm castings provides big air pockets and a healthy dose of organic nutrients. You can make your own at home or use our premade Syngonium Saturday Potting Mix.
Keep the soil evenly moist, but not waterlogged. Water the plant when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. Avoid letting the soil dry out completely, as it can cause the leaves to wilt. Also, avoid overwatering as it will cause root rot.
Syngonium Red Spot Tricolor loves high humidity. You can increase the humidity by misting the leaves regularly, placing a tray of water nearby, or using a humidifier, but like most Syngoniums she will adapt well to the humidity levels of a typical household.
This plant thrives in temperatures between 60-80°F (15-27°C). Avoid placing it in a drafty area or near a heater or air conditioning vent.
Use a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer once a month during the growing season (spring and summer) to promote healthy growth.
Prune your red spot tricolor regularly to expand your collection (and encourage bushy growth). Remove any dead or yellowing leaves.
The best time to propagate your syngonium is after you see arial roots developing. Cut off a leaf or two at the stem, between nodes. Root the cutting in sphagnum moss (preferred) or in water and plant in soil once it develops secondary roots. Voilà, you've doubled your collection.
By following these care and propagation tips, your Syngonium Red Spot Tricolor will thrive and add a touch of elegance to your space.