Hydroponic success & Syngonium podophyllum

I decided to pot up a few smaller containers of my Syngonium I’d been using the root my cuttings into a nicer looking, easier to look after single pot. I figured there must be some good root growth going on because there was pretty ok growth in general but my biggest cutting was in a small cup that wasn’t clear so I couldn’t see the roots.


Nice roots!

I put this, another smaller cutting, a third tiny cutting, a brand new cutting and a section from the most recently cut branch horizontally just under the surface of the hydroton (mostly for stability – the hydroton near the surface should stay fairly dry and air flow should be excellent so I’m not worried about rot).


All potted up. I will find a nice decorative pot that fits a little better for it than this. Good use for a nice pot with no drainage hole though.

As you might be able to see in the picture above it’s planted in a large deli container. I made the reservoir around 1″ to 1 1/2″ tall.

About Andrew

Plant lover living in Toronto, Canada where I grow a wide range of plants in a very small space.
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3 Responses to Hydroponic success & Syngonium podophyllum

  1. faroutflora says:

    Excellent work. Are those some type of terracotta pottery beads instead of soil? Matti

  2. Andrew says:

    Basically. Hydronton is a type of Light Expanded Clay Aggregate (LECA) that absorbs and wicks water easily while maintaining good air movement around the roots.I think it would be a little more porous than terracotta…

  3. That's a lovely syngonium.

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