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White Butterfly
(Syngonium
Podophyllum)

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About White Butterfly   White Butterfly Care  
 
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. About White Butterfly:-  
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. Syngoniums, commonly known as arrowhead plants, or goosefoot plants, due to the shape of their leaves They are fast growing, shade loving plants and are ideal for indoor decoration. There are numerous varieties with colours ranging from dark green, through yellow to light pink. Dendende presently produces Syngonium Podophyllum, variety White Butterfly - Wikipedia - Syngonium podophyllum. The White Butterfly is native to South America.  
. In its natural environment the syngonium is a climbing plant that climbs a 2 - 3 meters over the trunks of trees, Cultivated cultivars tend to be more dense and are therefore suitable as ground cover for indoor planters. Due to their natural climbing growth, they can also be the main focus of hanging baskets, cascading over raised planters and on moss poles. Syngonium flowers are small, green to white born in clusters on a fleshy stem. Generally the indoor plants do not bloom due to low light and lack of natural environmental conditions.  
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. White Butterfly Care:-  
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. Cleaning:-  
. Wipe dust off the leaves, top & bottom, periodically with a damp cloth. This cleaning can be combined with a liquid foliar feed.  
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. Light:  
. The White Butterfly is tolerant of low light conditions. Locate them in a place where they receive indirect sunlight. Exposure to direct sunlight tends to scalds the plant's leaves. Low light can cause the plant to lose colour from its leaves.  
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. Temperatutre:  
. The White Butterfly thrives in average indoor temperatures -  18-26C. Ideally, temperatures should not exceed 38 C nor go lower than 0 C  
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. Watering:-  
. Water well regularly during warm seasons, ensuring that the soil mix has dried out in between waterings. White Butterfly plants enjoy humidity - keep away from heaters and mist every few days. Browning foliage indicates low humidity.  
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. Nutrition:-  
. During the growing season, they benefit from feeding with balanced fertiliser every few weeks. Apply indoor plant liquid fertilizer at least once a month or a slow-release fertilizer as per manufacturer instructions.  
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Repotting:-  
Repot whenever the plant pot becomes "root bound"  
 
Trouble shooting:-  
Stunted growth with dry or brown leaves:- .  
Underwatering  
   
Yellowing lower leaves, blotches on the leaves, rotting stems:- .  
Overwatering - Bacterial blight - a bacterial disease that causes brown, water-soaked spots on the plant's leaves, eventually causing them to turn yellow and fall off. Caused by overwatering and poor sanitation. Ensure that the soil has adequate drainage. Do not overwater. Remove the affected leaves. Treat with bactericide.  
   
Wilting:-  
Root rot. Overwatering. Ensure that the soil has adequate drainage. Do not overwater. Treat with fungicide.  
     
Circular, brown spots on the leaves:-  
Leaf spot - Fungal disease caused by high humidity and poor air circulation. Increase air circulation around the plant. Rmove the affected leaves. Treat with fungicide.  
   
Pests:-  
Spider mites (check bottom of leaves), mealybugs (white, fluffy blobs on the undersides of leaves), scale insects (small, hard-shelled pests that attach themselves to the plant's leaves and stems). Wipe leaves gently, top & bottom, with a moist sponge containing horticultural oil or insecticidal soap.  
   
Toxicity:-  
The White Butterfly plant is mildly toxic for humans, cats, and dogs due to a high calcium oxalate content. If ingested this may cause difficulty swallowing, drooling, gastric distress, kidney stones, swelling, or vomiting.  
   

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