Houseplant of the Week: Arrowhead Plants

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A hardy houseplant with uniquely shaped leaves, the Arrowhead plant is actually a vine, although you won’t see that early on since it grows very slowly. It works well as a hanging plant or in a standing pot and is also very easy to maintain.

Not only that, an established and healthy plant is easy to propagate with cuttings.

So what is the Arrowhead (also known as a Nyphthytis) looking for in its home?

  • Let your plant dry out between waterings. 
  • It likes a little humidity, particularly in the winter, so misting the plant daily or placing it on a pebble tray will help it thrive.
  • Make sure its soil drains well (if it’s too wet, it will lead to root rot).
  • Make sure your lighting is right. Arrowheads actually come in different shades and while green leaves will enjoy low or medium light, plants with pink or white leaves want bright, indirect light.
  • In either case do not place directly in the sun, which can bleach out the leaves.