Syngonium Neon Robusta Complete Care Guide

I like this plant a lot, because it’s a very cheap PINK plant. And pink plants are usually expensive, they look great but not everyone has access to them. That’s why Syngonium Neon Robusta is one of our favorites for sure.

Scientific name: Syngonium Neon Robusta

Also called: Pink Leaf Syngonium, The Pink Leaf Vine

Family: ARACEAE

Oh, just so I don’t forget. If you like video content more, we have the care guide for this Syngonium right here:

care meter: 9/10

Syngonium Neon Robusta is a lovely plant. Very easy to care and super friendly with new plant parents.

light

The better the light, the better the growth. Bright indirect light is great for Syngonium Neon Robusta. Because of its pink leaves, they have less chlorophyll than regular Syngonium Podophyllum. This requires a bit more light than other plants.

Syngonium Neon Robusta will not grow well in low light. Actually, it won’t grow at all. So, if you don’t have a bright home, consider getting a grow light for your plant. We tried it and Syngonium does great under artificial light as well.

watering

Syngonium Neon Robusta likes its soil a bit moist, but not too much. I water my plant once a week during summer, and once every 10-14 days during winter.

Check the soil every time you water it. If it feels wet, wait a few days until the next watering. This plant can have root rot as well and we have to avoid that.

temperature

This Syngonium prefers average temperatures. Something between 20-26°C is great. Don’t let it drop below 15°C because the leaves will get mushy and die.

humidity

Syngonium Neon Robusta likes humidity. Keep it at least 50-60%. This should keep the leaves happy and scare the spider mites away.

fertilizer

You can fertilize you Syngonium Neon Robusta once a month during growing season. During winter time, I usually stop fertilizing. Sometimes is great to give them a break.

I use a NPK ratio of 10-10-10 or 20-20-20 just because I like my plants to get balanced amounts of each nutrient. I dilute it more than it says on the label because this plant is pink and it could lose a bit of its pink in favor to green.

Syngonium Neon Robusta loses its pink if left in medium to low light

substrate

Syngonium Neon Robusta likes a lightweight substrate that helps drainage. I have mine in one part coco coir and one part perlite and it’s doing great.

Please don’t use a regular potting soil because most of the time, it’s way too heavy on the roots. And the water doesn’t drain properly and this causes root problems. Add at least perlite to make your substrate airier.

plastic versus terracotta

I keep my Syngonium Neon Robusta in plastic because it likes a bit of moisture. It doesn’t mean it can’t grow in terracotta as well.

Since Syngonium Neon Robusta are usually compact if they’re grown in tissue culture, they will stay in small pots. Small terracotta pots will help water evaporate way faster than bigger terracotta pots. That’s why you might consider plastic for this one.

repotting

It’s best to repot if the roots are coming out of the drainage holes. Choose a pot slightly bigger and try to separate the roots as gently as possible.

Syngonium Neon Robusta has very fragile roots, so its best to repot it during growing season to recover more quickly.

propagation

This plant can be propagated by stem cuttings. Chose a stem with at least a node, and place it in water. The waiting game begins. Once the cutting has stable roots, you can move it in your favorite airy soil mix.

pests

I didn’t have any problems so far, but spider mites can be one of them. To spot them in time, please check your plant every time you water it.

toxicity

Unfortunately, Syngonium Neon Robusta is not good for pets. The plant is toxic and it could cause irritation.

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