5 Easy Tips On How To Make Syngonium Plant Bushy?


The pink syngonium plant is also known as the arrowhead plant or Goosefoot plant. It is one of the most known and popular plants in the world. It is also very easy to care for the Pink Syngonium plant.

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To make Syngonium plant bushy major thing is pruning and planting it as new next to old plant, also place requirement, watering techniques, the best temperature for the plant, humidity, soil mix, fertilizer, and pruning or trimming techniques specific to this plant which helps the plant grow stronger and better.

I have followed the exact procedure to care for my Syngonium, arrowhead vine plant for good strong bushier growth.

1. Pruning

Pruning plays an important role to get new shoots and new shoots will give again more leaves which makes the whole plant bushier.

Here the trick is Pruned leaves node again we need to plant in the soil near the same plant so that it will grow as another plant which in whole looks bushier.

Pruning definitely encourages the plant to grow bushier.

Some tips for pruning your Syngonium plants:

  • Use your Best well-sanitized tools to prune correctly.
  • angle cut just above a bud eye to prune it properly.
  • Another tip is to prune the outward-facing bud eye.
  • prune thin or crosses stems, this also helps in good air circulation.
  • remove dead stems (remove as near to base stem possible)
  • Pruned cuttings can be used to grow a new plant.

Always prune the Syngonium plant when it is leggy, and plant again to look bushier.

Pruning plants also makes it wider than longer or leggier.

2. Good soil and Fertilizer

This plant doesn’t have any requirement for the type of soil it can be grown in any soil, But it makes it better when we give well drainable soil.

I always use miracle grow potting mix for growing my curry leaves plants. Here is the link you can buy from amazon [For valid purchases we may earn commission from amazon, Our recommendation is not the costliest but we suggest the good one].

1. Compost

Compost promotes the overall growth of plants. Helping Syngonium to be more resilient to pests and diseases. Mix into the soil while planting the plant or apply 1-2 layers each spring around the base of established plants.

We can buy the compost from online stores like amazon or offline in nurseries.

2. Manure

Manure can also be mixed with soil while planting the plants or once it is well established we can mulch the layers of manure so that nutrients will reach roots when we water the plants.

It is better to manure in the spring and make sure manure is well-aged so that it won’t burn your plants.

3. Bone Meal

Bone meal can be applied in spring as a slow-release fertilizer for the plants. It will have an effect through the growing season again fall to promote root growth and for next years to grow leaves well.

4. Kelp meal or sea weed

Kelp meal or seaweed promotes root development and boosts the plant’s immunity to pests or diseases caused by insects. This fertilizer we can use throughout the growing season.

5. Fish Fertilizer

Fish fertilizer is used with the combination of kelp meal and this encourages the plant to grow lush green. usually applied every 3 weeks to get most of it.

6. Coffee extract

The coffee extract can be used to sprinkle around the base of the plant at any time during the growing season for boosting the nitrogen. Coffee is acidic, so soil PH may be adjusted with lime or other alkaline sources.

7. Cottonseed meal

Cottonseed meal boosts overall plant health, apply only once in 6 months this is slow releasing fertilizer effect throughout the growing season. It is acidic in nature so soil PH may be adjusted with lime or other alkaline sources.

8. Tea powder as fertilizer for Syngonium plant

Used Tea powder is also one of the good fertilizers for the Syngonium Plant. After using Tea powder for making tea. you can apply that to the Syngonium plants to get good results. It has 4 % nitrogen along with phosphorus and other micronutrients that benefit the soil for plant growth.

How to use Tea powder as fertilizer for Syngonium plants?

Step 1: Don’t throw away after using Tea powder in the kitchen.

Step 2: Wash the Tea powder thoroughly before using it as fertilizer this is a must.

Step 3: Apply to the top layer of the soil without disturbing the roots in the soil.

Step 4: This can be applied every month to boost the Syngonium plant growth.

9. Rice water as fertilizer for Syngonium plant

This is one of the common kitchen wastes found in every home, This can be perfect as the fertilizer for the Syngonium plant. After you wash your rice leftover water contains starches and even good minerals.

Can contains also macronutrients like NPK that help to grow Syngonium plant well. It is known that unpolished rice contains good rich in vitamin B. This may also stimulate the new growth of roots in the Syngonium plant.

How to use Rice water as fertilizer for Syngonium plants?

Step 1: When washing the rice in the kitchen, don’t waste the washed water, keep it for your Syngonium plant.

Step 2: Pour the stored water into the base of the Syngonium plant.

Step 3: You can also apply rice water instead of regular watering to the plant. This will surely help plants to grow faster and stronger.

10. Eggshells as fertilizer for Syngonium plant

This is one of the best fertilizers for the Syngonium plant at home. The crushed eggshells are very rich in calcium and very important for any plant to provide nutrients for the plant. Calcium makes the plant grow vigorously and helps to grow a good quantity and quality of green foilage in plants.

How to use Eggshells for Syngonium plants?

Step 1: Keep the two to three eggshells in the zip-lock package.

Step 2: Crush the eggshells to the smallest possible.

Step 3: Sprinkle the crushed eggshells on the soil of the Syngonium plant.

Step 4: Mix the top layer of the soil (1 inch) without damaging the roots of the Syngonium plant.

11. Vegetable Waste or fruit waste

This is also one of the common thing vegetable waste or fruit waste which is very rich in micro and macronutrients, that helps to grow fast for the Syngonium plant.

You don’t even need to compost them, just chop them into small pieces and bury them in the soil near the plant. They will release nutrients as they broke over time.

you can even use the pulp of those wasters and give them to plants to increase the rate of growth. This is usually called liquid fertilizer.

There is also another way to use this if you have good sunshine. you can dry them, powder them, and can give them to plants.

For any fertilizer give it in small quantity, observe the plant is it ok for few days, later you can give more. Don’t apply it in large quantity at one go.

12. Banana peel fertilizer for Syngonium plant

This most commonly asked question can we use banana peel fertilizer for the Syngonium plants. We can use this as same as vegetable waste, fruits waste, flower waste.

Banana fertilizer can be used as liquid fertilizer by keeping banana fertilizer in a jar for weeks and pouring them into the Syngonium plant.

we can chop the banana peel into small pieces and bury them in the soil near the plant so that they will release nutrients to the plant.

We can also dry the banana peel and give them to plants to get good results.

3. Location

The location or place where the plants are placed will matter for sure. You need to keep the plant where the Syngonium plants need five to seven hours of direct sunlight. This plant can be grown fully indoors where you won’t get enough direct sunlight but we get enough indirect light.

Good quality and quantity of sunlight help plants to grow bushy.

4. Exposure to sunlight

The location or place where the plants are placed will matter for sure. You need to keep the plant where the Syngonium plants need five to seven hours of direct sunlight. This plant can be grown fully indoors where you won’t get enough direct sunlight but we get enough indirect light.

5. Watering

Its common that all the plants need water to survive. But syngonium plants need water supply based on the weather conditions.

There are few factors to be considered like the type of soil used, drainage, mulching, variety of plant, weather and area which determines how much and how often the plant needs the supply of water.

If the soil is too wet for a long time then it leads to the growth of fungus-like powdery mildew, black spot, and rust.

Final Thoughts:

After following these procedures, I am able to get more foliage and bigger leaves for my syngonium plant.

Harshavardhan

I love and passionate about gardening. All these started a few years back, planting, watering plants, and helping the plants grow without any diseases. I enjoy spending time with plants, greenery which gives me peace of mind.

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