Mysterious Vine Houseplant

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Date Photo Taken: February 19, 2011
Location: Loganville, GA
Posted By: ashleyb


I inherited this vine plant from my late grandmother. It is sitting in a northeast facing window in my kitchen. I water about once a week and does well even if I forget to water it every week. There is constant new growth. The new leaves and vine sprout in a vertical direction as you can see in the photo. The vine has been wrapped around its pot several times to make it look fuller. Any ideas what this might be and what I can do to continue caring for it?


  1. Southern Garden Coach Flower Fanatic says:

    This is a great house plant called Nephthytis. This one appears to have reverted back to the solid green form because they are usually variegated. You can easily root sections in good potting soil or even a glass of water. When the vines get too long, make some cuttings, then share this heirloom with family and friends. Get more info here:

    February 20th, 2011 at 11:00 pm
  2. donna Unregistered says:

    I have this plant – which I got from my mom its called syngonium. There are 3 kinds that I know of – the common verigated one that is sold at Home Depot and Lowes and one that has a very deep green leaf with a silver streak running down the middle of the, leaf which I have too. If you google syngonium you will see what I’m talking about.

    March 5th, 2011 at 7:12 pm
  3. Phyllis Unregistered says:

    I have this plant also, I didn’t know if it was a house plant or outdoor; now I know, thank you. I do put it outside in about April/May it loves the outdoors, it really takes off in growth when I put it outside. Then I bring it back in the house when it starts to get cold outside.

    March 18th, 2011 at 12:40 pm

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