18 Pink Syngonium Varieties: From Milky to Neon to Plum

pink syngonium varieties

Syngonium podophyllum has dozens of varieties across the color spectrum. But the pink ones are enough in number and visually distinguishing traits to have a list all to themselves. 

Pink Syngonium has more than twenty varieties with glorious and different shades of pink and green. You can see the color in venation, patches, or mottling. The varieties differ in how pastel or intense they are, and how light or dark. Most are common and cheap, but a few are rare and expensive.

Here is a list of nineteen Pink Syngonium varieties to brighten your home and a brief guide on how to meet their basic care needs.

1. Syngonium Pink Splash

syngonium pink splash

The Syngonium Pink Splash (Syngonium podophyllum ‘Pink Splash’) has lobed arrowhead- or hastate-shaped leaves with splash markings of gray-pink with green. The markings can consume most of a leaf or just small dots. There’s no consistent pattern. The green can also be a pure medium green, darker green, or a thorough blend of gray-pink in the green.

This fast-growing, common variety often gets confused with the Pink Allusion. But Pink Splash has a sharper shape, both in the main arrowhead and in the smaller lobes. The pink splashes are also much smaller than the confetti-like small spots on the Pink Allusion.

2. Syngonium Pink Splash Allusion

syngonium pink splash allusion

The Syngonium Pink Splash Allusion (Syngonium podophyllum ‘Pink Splash Allusion’) has broad arrowhead-shaped leaves that are mostly a strong light or dark green that doesn’t mix with its small pink spots. 

While this common variety has less pink to look at than the Pink Splash, the better separation of colors allows for more saturation and contrast instead of looking diluted. As mentioned under the Pink Splash, you can also tell the difference between the two by the Pink Splash Allusion’s broader and rounder leaves. It also costs more.

3. Syngonium Red Spot Tricolor

The Syngonium Red Spot Tricolor (Syngonium podophyllum ‘Red Spot Tricolor’), true to its name, has three prominent colors. It has the standard dark to medium green base but with patches of pale pink and green. 

The rare and expensive variety also has the narrower and more distinctly lobed leaves of the Pink Splash but the separation of color like the Pink Splash Allusion. It also costs more than the other two.

4. Syngonium Strawberry Ice

Syngonium Strawberry Ice
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The Syngonium Strawberry Ice (Syngonium podophyllum ‘Strawberry Ice’) is a rare variety that comes in several color textures, but the plant always has dark green, light pink, and red pink. Usually, the pale pink has large patches, while the red pink looks like spray. 

While one plant has these color patterns, individual leaves may make exceptions. Sometimes the colors mix. Younger leaves may also be burgundy. Leaf shape tends to favor the commoner rounded and broad with fully attached base lobes. This variety is moderately common and inexpensive compared to the spectrum of pink Syngonium.

5. Syngonium Strawberry Milk (Syngonium Pink Salmon)

Syngonium Strawberry Milk

The Syngonium Strawberry Milk (Syngonium podophyllum ‘Strawberry Milk’) looks like the Pink Splash but with pale green instead of dark or medium green. The green and the pink have a soft, “milky” hue. The shape retains the Pink Splash look. It is narrower and more pointed, with outward base lobes that may look separate at some angles.

This variety is rarer and more expensive, averaging between the Strawberry Ice and Red Spot Tricolor when you browse online marketplaces.

6. Syngonium Pink Spot

Syngonium Pink Spot

The Syngonium Pink Spot (Syngonium podophyllum ‘Pink Spot’) has much in common with Strawberry Milk. It’s all pale green and pink. But unlike Strawberry Milk, the Pink Spot gets its name from the pink being small spots instead of large patches. The colors also often mix instead of remaining separate all the time. 

The leaf shape tends to be narrower with outward-facing base lobes.

As for rarity and cost, the Pink Spot is similar to the Pink Splash Allusion. It’s not as widely available or cheap as the most common variety, Pink Splash. However, it’s still commoner and cheaper than most other varieties.

7. Syngonium Pink Allusion

 Syngonium Pink Allusion
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The Syngonium Pink Allusion (Syngonium podophyllum ‘Pink Allusion’) takes the Pink Spot one step further by mixing the pale green and pink colors. Some mature leaves will be almost a solid, diluted pink. Often the texture will look like static from a screen. 

Leaf undersides, margins, and immature leaves retain more green. Leaves have a rounded, broad shape with fully attached base lobes.

You may also find this variety sold under the name Syngonium Coral Pink. It is one of the commonest and cheapest among the pink Syngonium.

8. Syngonium Confetti

Syngonium Confetti

The Syngonium Confetti (Syngonium podophyllum ‘Confetti’) has rounded, broad leaves with fully attached base lobes that are green with small pink spots and veins. 

It most closely resembles the Pink Splash Allusion and Milk Confetti. But the Pink Splash Allusion has either dark or medium-rich green, and the Milk Confetti has a pale green. Confetti has gray-green to a mottled green where the margins are dark, near the veins are light, and the in-between has. 

This variety is also among the cheapest and most readily available pink Syngonium.

9. Syngonium Milk Confetti

Syngonium Milk Confetti

The Syngonium Milk Confetti (Syngonium podophyllum ‘Milk Confetti’), besides being a lighter green than the Confetti, also has large patches of pink to go with the confetti-like flecks and veins. The leaf shape is rounded and broad with fully attached base lobes. It’s about as common and costs similar to the Pink Splash, among the cheaper and easier varieties to find.

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10. Syngonium Confetti Tricolor

Syngonium Confetti Tricolor

The Syngonium Confetti Tricolor (Syngonium podophyllum ‘Confetti Tricolor’) has the same mottled green leaf surface and small pink spots as the regular Confetti. But the Confetti Tricolor also has dark green spots and margins. It also adheres to the commoner rounded, broad shape with fully attached base lobes. This variety is one of the hardest to find and most expensive.

11. Syngonium Pink Perfection

Syngonium Pink Perfection

The Syngonium Pink Perfection (Syngonium podophyllum ‘Pink Perfection’) has the most consistency of pink on its leaves compared to other varieties. With enough light, the pink can have a saturated tone with some grayness, but with less light, more gray and green will mix in.

This variety is one of the few that often have a narrower leaf shape. It also has outward base lobes that can be fully attached or appear like separate leaves. The plant has other common names, including Syngonium Pink Diamond, Syngonium Pink Dream, and Syngonium Strawberry Pink. It’s also cheaper and more popular than most varieties.

12. Syngonium Pink Flecked

The Syngonium Pink Flecked (Syngonium podophyllum ‘Pink Flecked’) leaves are rounded and broad with fully attached lobes. They have medium to darker green with darker pink that may cover most of the leaf. If not, the pinks have more presence radiating from the veins rather than random patches like with other varieties. This variety is also relatively common and cheap.

13. Syngonium Neon Robusta

Syngonium Neon Robusta

The Syngonium Neon Robusta (Syngonium podophyllum ‘Neon Robusta’) has leaves that range from pure pink to mostly green with pink veins. The leaves tend to be of a rounded, broad shape with fully attached base lobes.

They have darker veins that stand out even on a pure pink leaf. In other pure pink varieties, the veins have the same shade of pink as the rest of the leaf, which is soft pale pink. Sometimes the green will also have more of a yellow tint than gray, reinforcing the “neon” concept it’s named for.

This variety has other common names, including Syngonium Neon Pink and Syngonium Strawberry Cream. It’s also comparatively cheap and popular.

14. Syngonium Mango Allusion

Syngonium Mango Allusion

The Syngonium Mango Allusion (Syngonium podophyllum ‘Mango Allusion’) has pink in its veins and yellow-green leaves with a heart and a less elongated shape. The pink will mildly radiate from the veins and into the lamina, but mostly the dark pink has strong lines that contrast against the yellow-green. Medium green stays near the margin but can spray over other parts of the leaf.

Mango Allusion is also a common and cheap variety.

15. Syngonium Bold Allusion

Syngonium Bold Allusion

The Syngonium Bold Allusion (Syngonium podophyllum ‘Bold Allusion’) has a milky pale green like Strawberry Milk and Milk Confetti. But the pink is mostly limited to the veins, creating a delicate look. Like most varieties, the leaves share a rounded, broad shape with fully attached lobes. It’s a relatively new variety and not common, but it tends to sell inexpensively.

16. Syngonium Maria Allusion

Syngonium Maria Allusion

The Syngonium Maria Allusion (Syngonium podophyllum ‘Maria Allusion’) has rounded, broad leaves with attached base lobes and are dark green with dark pink veins. Sometimes the pink will radiate from the veins and fade into green, forming burgundy and bronze along the way. 

Another common name for this variety is Syngonium Bronze Allusion. It’s a cheaper and moderately common variety.

17. Syngonium Berry Allusion

Syngonium Berry Allusion

The Syngonium Berry Allusion (Syngonium podophyllum ‘Berry Allusion’) can have dark pink veins on a green leaf with yellow-green near the veins and pure green over the rest. Other times, it has dark green leaves, and the pink mixes into the yellow-green. You’ll often see both expressions on the same plant.

This variety is one of the rounded, broader-shaped arrows with fully attached base lobes. It’s also among the cheaper and moderately common varieties.

18. Syngonium Plum Allusion

Syngonium Plum Allusion

The Syngonium Plum Allusion (Syngonium podophyllum ‘Plum Allusion’) is a modest pink variety. The leaves can be dark green to purple and have pink veins. Depending on how dark the individual leaf is, it might look darker than other pink Syngonium but still pink, while others will look only red or purple.

The leaves often have a shorter heart shape. The plants are relatively cheap and common.

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Care Overview

The general rule for caring for pink Syngoniums is to mimic a tropical rainforest. Wild Syngonium podophyllum grows in the forest understory and climbs up larger plants. They’ll grow on a trellis if you prefer growing a vine form instead of a bushy, pruned form. They like warm temperatures, at least moderate humidity, and keep light indirect. 

Variegated Syngonium needs more care than its non-variegated counterparts. They need more light because the variegation limits the green surface area available for photosynthesis.

Common NamePink Syngonium, African Evergreen, Arrowhead Plant, Nephthytis, Trileaf Wonder
Scientific NameSyngonium podophyllum 
FamilyFamily Araceae and subfamily Aroideae. 
OriginThe wild type comes from Central and South America, including Brazil, Bolivia, Ecuador, and Mexico.
GrowthWild Syngonium podophyllum grows as woody, climbing vines. Household varieties tend to stay as small bushes if pruned. They reach up to 6 ft (1.83 m) tall and 2 ft (61 cm) wide.
Ease of CarePink Syngoniums are perfect for beginners.
SoilThey need well-draining soil, particularly with additions like bark and perlite. A slightly acidic pH balance between 5.5–6.5 is best.
Light RequirementsInside: They grow best with bright, indirect light. Outside: Keep them in partial sun and sheltered from the wind.
Watering NeedsWater them thoroughly until draining, then wait until the first 2 in (5 cm) become dry.
TemperaturePink Syngonium prefer 60–85 °F (15–30 °C)
HumidityThey survive in 40–50% humidity, which is typical household humidity.
USDA HardinessOutside, Pink Syngonium will grow in zone 10–12.
PottingRepot the plants in the spring whenever roots push out the drainage holes or above the soil. Use a pot size that’s another 1–2 in (2.5–5 cm) wider in diameter than the previous pot.
FertilizerFertilize these plants while watering with a balanced formula diluted to ½ once a month in the spring and summer.
PropagatingPropagate the Pink Syngonium by stem cuttings.
Care ProblemsOverwatering signs include wilting leaves, yellowing leaves, and dark and mushy stems. Also, avoid underwatering, low humidity, or too much direct light, as these conditions lead to curling, and burnt leaves.
PestsCommon pests for Pink Syngonium include spider mites and mealybugs. Use insecticidal soap as a remedy.
ToxicityPink Syngonium juice can be toxic to humans and animals, irritating the skin, stomach, and eyes.


Well-draining, slightly acidic soils suit Pink Syngoniums best. A standard potting soil serves this purpose, as will adding some organic materials like bark.


Pink Syngonium thrives in bright, indirect light. Too little light and the plant may revert to being fully green. Too much light will burn the margins of the leaves. For indoors, east-facing windows or southern ones with filtering sheers can achieve this balance. If the plant is outside, pick a partially shaded area.


Like most houseplants, you can judge how much water you need by using your finger to test the first few inches of the soil. If you feel moisture, you can wait. If those inches are dry, water thoroughly until liquid enters the drainage pan.

Most problems with pink Syngonium will come from a water imbalance. Water the plant less frequently if you see wilting, yellow leaves, or a mushy stem base. If the leaves wilt but are crispy or brown, try watering the plant more.

Temperature and Humidity

Pink Syngonium prefers growing at 60–85 °F (15–30 °C) with 40–50% humidity or typical household humidity. Drafts will expose the plant to harsh temperature shifts and dry air, so keep the plant away from vents.

If you want to keep your pink Syngonium outside, they tolerate USDA Hardiness Zones 10–12, particularly in humid regions.

Potting and Fertilizer

Repotting works best while the plant is active such as in the spring and summer. You’ll know it’s time to choose a larger pot by a few inches in diameter when roots are trying to push out the bottom drainage holes or reach above the soil’s surface. 

Like repotting, fertilizer works best during a traditional growing season. Pink Syngonium prefers a balanced formula diluted by half and applied during a routine watering.


You can propagate pink Syngoniums by stem cuttings. Getting a stem cutting would require finding a section with a node and two leaves and cutting below the node. The stem will need time in the water by a window until it grows roots, at which point you can transplant the cutting into the soil.

Pests and Toxicity

Most Pink Syngonium infestations will come from spider mites and mealybugs when the plant is stressed. As long as you’re regularly looking over your pink Syngonium, you’ll catch these bugs early and can remove them by wiping the leaves and stems with insecticidal soap.

Pink Syngonium is mildly toxic to humans and pets. Their juice can burn and blister the skin, cause pain in the stomach, or burn the eyes.

Other Care Points

Occasionally you may want to prune your pink Syngonium. It can gradually lose its bushy shape and extend into a vine if you don’t prune them once in a while.

These plants can also revert or lose their variegation if they don’t get enough light. Placing the plant into more ideal bright, indirect light and pruning non-variegated leaves can help encourage more color.


There’s a pink Syngonium for every taste and budget. Milk Confetti has one of the softest color combinations, Pink Perfection is the strongest pink, Neon Robusta is the most wildly colorful, and Plum Allusion is the darkest. The richer the color and higher the contrast you want, the more you’ll need to provide bright, indirect light. Otherwise, they require only basic care.


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