Pink Syngonium
Plant Care,  Rare Houseplants,  Syngonium

Pink Syngonium

The pink syngonium is an easy to care for pink-variegated plant, we run down all you need to know in the following guide…

Pink Syngonium Summary

Light needs:Medium to bright indirect sunlight.
Watering needs:Water if top 50% of soil is dry, check weekly.
Fertilizer:A balanced fertilizer once a week in spring and summer.
Soil:A well draining potting compost.
Temperature:15-27°C (59-81°F).
Where to buy:Try one of these Rare Plant Shops.
Common issues:Underwatering and overwatering.


The pink syngonium aka the pink syngonium podophyllum is a version of the popular syngonium podophyllum but with pink variegated areas of it’s foliage. It’s a relatively cheap way of getting pink variegation in your home without shelling out for a really expensive philodendron.

See also: Variegated Syngonium, Scindapsus Treubii Moonlight, Syngonium Rayii, Croton Plant Care.

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Light Needs

Medium to bright indirect sunlight. They need a decent amount of light to encourage and maintain their variegation, it should not be direct sun though as this can burn the leaves.

How Often to Water A Pink Syngonium

Water it if the top 50% of soil is dry, check it once a week. They don’t like to totally dry out, but at the same time must not get waterlogged. They can get root rot relatively easily.


Feed a balanced fertilizer once a week in spring and summer. They grow quicker if you can feed them. Do not feed them in the winter.


A well draining potting compost is necessary to avoid water logging and root rot.

Pink Syngonium Propagation

It is really easy to propagate your pink syngonium, they grow quickly and easily and root well. They can be easily propagated by taking a node cutting following these steps:

  1. Take the cutting with at least 2 leaves and a node.
  2. Let it callous over for an hour.
  3. Add it to pot of wet sphagnum moss or soil.
  4. Put it in a bright and warm spot (no direct sun though), and keep it moist.
  5. It should root within a month or two.
  6. Once it starts growing new leaves you can pot it up.

When To Repot

Repot it when it outgrows it’s current pot, they can grow quite fast. You’ll see roots growing through the bottom of the pot and you’ll know it’s time. They grow quickly so are really good to cut back and propagate.


40-50% humidity is ideal for syngoniums, to be honest they’ll do well in most areas of your home, but will flourish in the more humid rooms.


15-27°C (59-81°F) is the optimum temperature range. Don’t let them get too cold in the winter and they’ll grow well.

Where To Buy

Try Etsy or one of these Rare Plant Shops.

Other Names

Syngonium neon robusta, pink arrowhead plant, syngonium pink splash, pink syngonium podophyllum.

Pink Syngonium

FAQs and Common Problems

Underwatering and overwatering are common issues which can both cause yellowing of the leaves. Make sure you water them properly and you’ll avoid most issues.

Pink Syngonium Leaves Turning Brown

Browning leaves are normally due to lack of moisture, so you need to water more and/or up the humidity levels. Firstly check if the soil is wet though, as in a few cases it could be browning due to overwatering. It is really easy to tell to be honest if the soil is dry or wet, and if the brown is a dry crispy brown or a wet moldy feel. Then water accordingly and add humidity where necessary.

Pink Syngonium Turning Green

They need light, but not too much. For most variegated plants the answer is always to up the light to encourage variegation. This is true of the pink syngoniums too, if they get too little light they can start ot revert to green, however in some cases they can also start to go green if given too much strong light. So you need to make judgement call: if the plant is in a dark part of the room then move it towards the window, but if it is already in south facing window or under a grow light then try moving them back from the light.

Pink Syngonium Varieties

There are lots of pink syngoniums varieties including:
Neon Robusta – all pink with a neon glow at the edges.
Syngonium Pink Perfection – very bright pink consistent color all over the leaf.
Pink Allusion – light pink with a green hue at the edges.
Pink Splash – green with pink splotches like paint splashes.
Strawberry Ice – a really deep reddy pink and dark green leaved syngonium.
Pink Spot – a light, almost neon green leaf with pink areas and hue.
Milk Confetti – white and pink leaf awesomeness!

There are a few others too, with plenty of new varieties being grown and sold.

Pink Syngonium Scientific Name

Syngonium podophyllum ‘pink’.

Can Pink Syngonium Grow In Water?

Yes they can grow in water alone, you can grow them in a jar and the roots look great.

Is Pink Syngonium Toxic To Cats?

It toxic to pets if ingested, so seek vets advice if you think your pet might have eaten any.

Why Is My Pink Syngonium Turning Green?

Syngoniums can revert if given too much or too little light, so make sure it has plenty of indirect sunlight but no direct.

Pink Syngonium Vs Neon Robusta

The neon robusta is a much lighter pink than the normal pink syngonium and has a neon hue to it.

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