Syngonium 'Aom nak' aka 'Neon tetra' aka 'Orm nak'

Syngonium 'Aom nak' aka 'Neon tetra' aka 'Orm nak' is a beautifully is pink to deep red, coloured (depending on the cultivation conditions and light). It is a cultivar of Syngonium podophyllum Schott.


Syngonium are climbing epiphytic or hemiepiphytic herbaceous ever-greens native to humid forest floors of Central and South America. Juvenile leaves are simple and arrowhead in shape, whereas mature leaves are compound with elliptic shaped leaflets. Due to their colored foliar variegation and tolerance to low light levels, syngoniums in their juvenile stage have been grown as ornamental foliage plants and used for interior plantscaping  Among the recognized species, S. podophyllum Schott, commonly known as arrow-head vine, is one of the most widely produced plants in the foliage plant industry.


Genus name from new Latin, name of the genus comes from the Greek words σύν ( syn - plus, z) and γονή ( gone - gonada) and refers to the fused ovaries of female flowers.

Syngonium 'Aom nak' aka 'Neon tetra' aka 'Orm nak'

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  • Name: Syngonium 'Aom nak' aka 'Neon tetra' aka 'Orm nak'
    Type: herbaceous evergreen
    Form:   scandent chamaephytes
    Family: Araceae
    Native Range: hybrid/ cultivar
    Zone: 11-13
    Habitat: most frequent in tropical forests but also occurs in premontane wet forest (S. podophyllum)
    Spread: 10-30cm
    Sun: Part shade
    Water: Medium
    Maintenance: Low
    Leaf: Evergreen
    Tolerate: Semi Shade

    Taxon identifiers: hybrid/ cultivar

    Synonyms: no synonyms recorded (hybrid/ cultivar