Plant of the month:

Syngonium Confetti

This party animal is ready to embellish your jungle with its soft-coloured leaves and confetti-like embellishment. We are talking about the oh so cute, Syngonium Confetti! This arrowhead knows how to brighten up any space with its special leaves. We know and love the Syngonium for their relatively easy care and super fast growing rate, so in no time your will have endless trailing vines with these adorable leaves. In the whole month of June, you can get your Syngonium Confetti with a discount, if that is not something that gets a party started, we don’t know what would! :)

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This remarkable Syngonium originates from the tropics of South America, where it grows climbing high in trees. Its aerial roots are made for grabbing onto trees, so the plant can reach higher in the skies to receive more light. Pretty fascinating that a plant is adapted to have such abilities! The plant was discovered not too long ago, in 2003. It is a cultivar of the Syngonium Podophyllum. The Confetti was found in an area where lots of Syngonium Regina Red were growing, can you imagine the surprise of coming across such a little party for the eye as the Syngonium Confetti is? Oh nature, you with your amazing abilities to grow astonishing plants for us.

Syngonium Confetti

care guide

The Syngonium is suitable for anyone, even if you still have to find your inner green thumbs. Let’s take a deep dive into the specifics to grow a thriving Syngonium Confetti!

Light

The Syngonium Confetti prefers to grow within bright indirect light. Choosing a good spot is half the work, so we recommend either a place near a less sunny window, or further away from a sunny window. For example, a spot near a north-facing window would be perfect. If your urban jungle doesn’t have enough light, you can always choose to add a grow light. This will shine a spotlight on your Syngonium Confetti, making it grow optimally for you.

Soil Mix

The Syngonium Confetti belongs to the huge plant family, the aroids. They all have in common that they grow best in chunky potting soil. To make this a bit easier for you, we have put all the needed substrates in the aroid potting mix kit. You can mix these substrates, blending a perfect mixture of water-draining and water-retaining substrates, to make your Syngonium super comfortable. We would mix them with these ratios: 60% soil, 15% tree bark, 10% coco fibre, 10% active charcoal and 5% Perlite.

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- Fun fact! Besides being a party for the eyes, the Syngonium Confetti also stands out when it comes to air purification. Which makes the plant also very beneficial for your health!

Water

Let’s dive into the next life necessity, water. Water is essential for lots of processes within the plant, which make it even more important to provide the right amount of water to your ever-growing green friend. The Syngonium Confetti prefers to have humid soil, without it getting too soggy. The golden rule to achieve this is to provide tiny sips of water on a regular basis, then a lot only once in a while. Always make sure to check the moistness of the soil, does the top feel somewhat dry? It’s time for that gentle sip! As long as the top feels moist, your Syngonium Confetti is still satisfied in its water needs.

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Temperature and Humidity

With a tropical origin, it’s not weird that the Syngonium Confetti rather stays warm and cosy. A temperature ranging between 18 and 26 degrees is therefore ideal! As for humidity, a medium to high humidity would make your Syngonium Confetti more than happy. You can keep it between 50-70%. When the humidity is lower, the Confetti might get crispy brown leaves and that would be a petty of its festive looks.

- Expert tip! A hygrometer can tell you a lot about the environment your Syngonium Confetti is growing in. This makes it super easy to optimise the environmental factors. Oh and did we mention the hygrometer and humidifier are bff’s? Not weird, since the humidifier can increase the humidity and the hygrometer tells you all about it.

Propagating

Syngonium Confetti

Are the garlands filled with these cute leaves getting a bit too long? Or would you like to give a friend such a festive vibe for themselves? Or maybe you are looking into having a bigger party with the Syngonium in your own urban jungle? Well, you might want to get going with propagating that cutie! The Syngonium is easy to propagate, due to the rapid growing rate and aerial roots. Let’s go step by step through how you can propagate your Syngonium Confetti at home.

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Step 1

Make sure your Syngonium Confetti is healthy and strong. This means the Syngonium hasn’t had issues with yellowing or brown leaves, pests or other diseases. Your Syngonium looks healthy, with radiating colours.

Step 2

Disinfect your shears before using them, since you would want to avoid getting harmful micro organisms in the fresh wounds of your Syngonium cuttings. Once you’ve finished that, you can make the cut. Each cutting should have between 2-3 leaves. You cut between 2 nodes, which you can recognize from a bulge on the stem. Usually, aerial roots grow around this space.

Step 3

Now it’s time to care for your growing Syngonium cuttings. You can let them root on a substrate, like water or sphagnum moss. You can choose what works for you, but if you don;t know what to choose, you can choose water. Make sure the node is nicely secure in your substrate and let the waiting begin.

Fun fact! If you're in need of some new ideas, the Syngonium Confetti might be able to inspire you. The Syngonium actually symbolises new ideas, and plants in general stimulate creativity, sounds like a good combination, right?

Step 4

Within a few weeks, roots should develop and maybe some new growth has appeared. Once the roots are about 10 centimetre long with ramifications, your cutting is ready to be potted in a regular potting soil mix. And there you have your own cultivated Syngonium Confetti plant!

Frequently asked questions

about Syngonium Confetti

Can Syngonium Confetti grow in water?

Yes! The Syngonium Confetti is actually highly suitable for hydroponics. Curious as to how this works? Read our blog, How to start with hydroponics?

Is Syngonium Confetti rare?

The Syngonium Confetti was considered to be a rare plant, but due to demand and supply it is easily accessible nowadays. But that doesn’t make this cutie any less remarkable.

Does Syngonium Confetti climb?

The Syngonium is a climbing plant, so yes, it climbs! But it is also possible to let the railing vines hang down and have the Syngonium Confetti as a hanging plant. The only thing to keep in mind is that the leaves might stay a bit smaller than when you would give the plant a climbing tool.

How to make the Syngonium Confetti grow faster?

Even faster? The Syngonium is already a very fast grower. But if that is not Speedy Gonzales enough for you, try to have all the environmental factors up to the Syngonium Confetti’s standards, like mentioned in our are guide. You also can add some PLNTS nutrition in the growing season, to provide that extra boost for your Syngonium Confetti. Oh and some studies show that classical or jazz music can increase the growth rate in plants, it’s worth a try!

How do you keep the Syngonium Confetti happy?

If you try to utilise all the above information, your Syngonium Confetti will be super happy with the great care you are providing for it!

Why is my Syngonium Confetti dying?

The most common reason the Syngonium Confetti isn’t feeling too well is due to giving it too much or too little water. It is important to find a good balance when it comes to watering. Not too wet, not too dry, exactly in between. Always check the moistness of the soil with your finger before watering and provide excellent drainage.

What are the most common pests for the Syngonium Confetti?

You might find spider mites, mealybugs, aphids and scale insects, who want to take advantage of those juicy-looking leaves. That is why we recommend inspecting your Syngonium Confetti very regularly, if you spot any signs of pests, make sure to handle the situation quickly. You can visit our PLNTS Doctor to find out what you can do against pests.

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Buy Syngonium Confetti online

And with that, everything you need to know about the Syngonium Confetti comes to an end. Now you know how to be the best plant parent to the Syngonium Confetti, you might want to hop on our discount deal and adopt one. We have our lovely baby Syngonium Confetti, who would love to grow lots for you! Or if you want to start with a plant that has the first part of growing done for you, the medium version also knows how to start that party within your urban jungle.

Hi, I'm Emma, your PLNTS.com guide!

Hi, I’m Emma, your PLNTS.com guide!