Bring a room to life with the foliage of arrowhead vine, which is also called nephthytis. Every few weeks, arrowhead vine unfurls medium green variegated leaves splashed with white, cream, silver, pink, or purple. The splashy good looks last even in low light. Grow several different types of arrowhead vine and celebrate the unique coloration of this group of easy-to-grow plants.
Arrowhead Vine Care Must-Knows
Grow arrowhead vine in low- or medium-light spots. Rooms with east-facing windows and small windows usually provide plenty of light for arrowhead. It can also be grow in bright light if it is not exposed to multiple hours of direct sunlight in hot-summer climates. When left in direct sun too long, this plant develops sunburn, which appears as bleached areas on the leaves.
Water arrowhead vine when the soil begins to dry. It grows best in moist soil but languishes in soil that is soggy. Arrowhead vine generally does not need fertilization. If growth slows significantly in spring or summer, fertilize with a houseplant fertilizer per label directions. Do not fertilize arrowhead vine in winter.
Arrowhead will grow as an upright plant for several months before developing vining stems. Simply prune back the vining stems (at any time) to 6 to 8 inches above the soil line to encourage the plant to maintain a full, bushy habit. If not pruned, it will become a climbing vine you may want to train on a trellis.