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Top 11 Rare Syngonium Varieties (+Mini Varieties)

Syngonium, a South American native plant, has seen increased use in office landscaping and indoor gardening in recent years.

Syngonium is a popular houseplant for a good reason: it’s easy to care for, grows quickly, and propagates easily from cuttings. Even inexperienced growers can produce a lovely, healthy plant.

When caring for a Syngonium, the most important things to remember are proper placement in the room, regular watering and fertilization, and timely pruning.

The shape of a Syngonium is critical for plants that are to be grown as bushes rather than lengthy lianas.

A total of 30 different varieties of Syngonium can be found in the wild, with only three of those being classified as “domesticated.” These plants are beautiful and elegant even in their natural, wild state. 

They can be used to decorate any room. But, of course, breeders have not overlooked the popular plant. Many variants and variations have been produced from the three species that have taken root in households.

Origin of Indoor Syngonium Varieties 

Most Syngonium variants were developed from Syngonium podophyllum, with others developed from Syngonium wendlandii.

There isn’t much variation in leaf shape among the several species of Syngonium. Still, there is a wide variation in the plant’s vibrant colorations.

Syngonium with mottled or variegated foliage is generally bicolor, with green and a light shade (such as white or cream). 

Varietal Syngonium has many plants with pink, crimson, or reddish leaves or spots of these colors on a green background.

It is solid and brilliantly colored as a leaf while it is young, then darkens and breaks into three sections as it matures.

Rare Syngonium Varieties

Syngonium is already a popular choice for gardeners and collectors alike because of its many stunning variants. Syngonium is being bred all the time, and each year there are new and beautiful hues to choose from. 

At first, these plants can cost a lot to buy. The demand for them, on the other hand, is always high.

Despite their rarity, even the most remarkable specimens require little more than simple synonyms for maintenance. 

Only the proper selection of lighting for the plant has a significant influence. For example, variegated or multicolored leaves are particularly vulnerable to light deficiency and overexposure; they can quickly lose their vibrant appearance.

This article delves deeper into the types and care of variegated Syngonium.

Let’s look at some unusually colored and shaped Syngonium variations.

[1] Syngonium Confetti 

Syngonium Confetti 
Syngonium Confetti 

Pink and yellowish dots of varying sizes and intensity are scattered across the leaf’s pale green background.

Depending on the age of the plant, the shape of the leaf blade changes dynamically from arrow-shaped in youth to lobes resembling an irregular star with an elongated beam, which is unique to this kind.

[2] Syngonium Holly M

Syngonium Holly M
Syngonium Holly M

Elongated arrow-shaped leaves of silver color with finely streaked dark green veins.

[3] Syngonium Pink Spot

Syngonium Pink Spot
Syngonium Pink Spot

As you can see, the representative’s leaf plates come in a wide range of shapes and colors. 

There are heart- and arrow-shaped plates and lanceolate plates, all with a greenish-white background with pink-red spots.

Leaves that are light pink with dark pink and crimson specks of varying sizes require bright light. On the other hand, If the light is too bright, the leaf pattern will pale.

[4] Syngonium Silver Pearl

syngonium silver pearl
Syngonium Silver Pearl

The leaves of this plant, one of the most compact Syngoniums, are white, somewhat greenish, and of a muted hue. 

They are pretty thick compared to the other representatives of this plant, especially the edges of the leaves.

[5] Syngonium Brocante

Syngonium Brocante
Syngonium Brocante

Dark green leaves with a noticeable reddish-brown tint and pink veins are unusual colors. Nevertheless, it is a beautiful bush that has been perfectly shaped.

Veins in red or pink are visible on the glossy surface of green-brown leaves. Syngonium brocante is an unusually appealing plant. 

Pinch the stems and shape them to achieve a unique crown with amazing chocolate-green leaves.

[6] Syngonium Christmas

Syngonium Christmas
Syngonium Christmas

This plant has unusual, slightly corrugated foliage colored in several shades of green and yellow with distinct pink veins.

[7] Syngonium Strawberry Ice

Syngonium Strawberry Ice
Syngonium Strawberry Ice

One of the most sought-after and pricey varieties at the moment. Leaves with irregularly shaped pink to dark pink spots on a dark green background. 

Depending on the light, the leaves can appear almost entirely pink or more muted shades of pink. It does not grow quickly and necessitates attention.

[8] Syngonium Gray Ghost

 Syngonium Gray Ghost
Syngonium Gray Ghost

Leaves of a light gray-green color with a few dark green spots.

[9] Syngonium Scrambled Eggs

Syngonium Scrambled Eggs
Syngonium Scrambled Eggs

A variety of Syngonium wendlandii. In addition to the prominent central light stripe, the dark green background is speckled with numerous large, randomly placed yellow spots. 

Bright yellow spots dot the leaf’s dark green background, contrasting nicely with the leaf’s light-colored central vein.

[10] Syngonium Tiffany

Syngonium Tiffany
Syngonium Tiffany

Dark green leaves with yellowish and pink veins on a medium-sized plant. Lighting affects coloration.

One of the pink varieties of the flower with unusual pink spots on the leaf plates Syngonium Macrophyllum (S. Macrophyllum), is a unique vine from Ecuador and Mexico that stands out in appearance from other varieties.

[11] Syngonium Australia

Syngonium Australia
Syngonium Australia

It is one of the most unusual Syngonium varieties, not just for its color but also for its leaf structure. Elongated, rounded, and carved with a waved edge, the leaves are on average 25-30 cm long.

Dwarf Syngonium Varieties (Bonus)

They retain all of the essential characteristics of Syngonium while also exhibiting a miniature leaf shape and growing into low, tidy bushes.

Syngonium Pixie

Syngonium Pixie
Syngonium Pixie

The leaves are small and arrow-shaped. There are pale yellow spots on the veins of the leaf, which are smooth and glossy.

Syngonium Angel Baby

Syngonium Angel Baby
Syngonium Angel Baby

A miniature variety of Syngonium with a 1-1.5 cm leaf size. The primary color of the leaf is dark green, a light (from light green to white) uneven spot “flows” from the center to the edges. Grows in a bush.

Syngonium Fairy Wings 

Syngonium Fairy Wings 
Syngonium Fairy Wings 

The miniature variety grows in a compact bush. The leaves are elongated, pointed, emerald green with a light stripe along the central vein.

In closing, I want to make a point that I believe is critical. Cuttings are the only method of propagation for most hybrids and cultivars. 

This ensures that the mother plant’s varietal characteristics will be passed on to the offspring. This rule applies to all plants, including Syngonium.