Pink Syngonium (Syngonium ‘Neon Robusta’)

Syngonium ‘Neon Robusta’ (Pink Syngonium) is an interesting and eye-catching small pond plant that can be used in any enclosure setup.

As a photophilic plant, it does well with a good amount of indirect lighting and prefers to be placed amongst taller plants for coverage.

It will add height, structure, and warmth to any environment. This plant is safe for pets, fast-growing, and just needs basic care to thrive in a terrarium, semi-aquatic vivarium, or pond.

Quick Stats:

Scientific Name: Syngonium ‘Neon Robusta’

Family:  Araceae

Common Names: Pink Syngonium, Pink Nephthytis, Goosefoot Nephthytis

Habitat:  Tropical Rainforest

Height: 12 – 18 inches

pH Range: 5.5 to 6.5

Temperature: 70°F to 80°F

What Is Pink Syngonium?

Syngonium ‘Neon Robusta’ is a species of Syngonium that is native to tropical rainforest regions.
It’s also known as Goosefoot Nephthytis since the appearance of its leaves look like little footprints.
This particular variation of Syngonium is a gaudy pink color (unlike its green relative Syngonium podophyllum), making it a spectacular stand-out in any vivarium plant selection.

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Pink Syngonium Facts

Pink Syngonium adds a unique texture and color to an enclosure.
Its leaves range in size from 2 to 4 inches long and its stems are angled towards the direction of the light source.
This plant can climb surfaces and provide hiding spots for invertebrates, integrating itself nicely into the tank.


This variety of Syngonium has pink rhizoid roots, stems, and leaflets. Its stem is woody, and smooth, and has nodes along its length.

It has bright pink/green, glossy leaves that come to a point at the ends and alternate between larger and smaller sizes throughout the plant.


Syngonium ‘Neon Robusta’ is native to tropical rainforest regions of tropical Americas, and can thrive in warmer climates.

In its natural habitat, it can be found growing beneath evergreen canopies before ascending trees in search of brighter light.

It prefers bright, indirect sunlight and moderate levels of moisture.

pH Preference

This variety of Syngonium prefers slightly acidic soils, with a pH range between 5.5 to 6.5.

It can still thrive if exposed to slightly higher and lower pH levels, as long as its balance isn’t disturbed.

Vivarium Type

The Pink Syngonium is quite an easy-going species. With that in mind, it will not be too complicated when choosing the type of enclosure it is grown in. It is best to try and replicate the plant’s natural habitat as much as possible.

Doing so will make it easier to provide this foliage plant with its basic needs. The proper setup and theme of the enclosure will make a big difference to the overall look and health of the plant. Be sure to choose setups that are moist and high in humidity.

Here are recommended vivariums it will do well in:

  • Paludariums – Half aquatic/ half terrain-based enclosure.
  • Ripariums – Mostly aquatic-based enclosures with some terrain features present.
  • Terrariums – Fully terrain-based enclosures with little to no aquatic features.

Vivarium Placement

Pink Syngonium will do well in almost any vivarium.

It can be placed in the bottom layer of a terrarium, tucked away in wetter areas where it won’t take too much constant misting.

It can also be placed in the canopy of a tank, clinging to the driftwood and trees. As it grows, it can be left to climb unattended or pruned regularly.


This plant likes a variety of substrates, including soil, gravel, and even wood.

While good quality, nutrient-rich soil is preferred, gravel and wood can be used if the drainage in the tank allows water to pass through.

If using gravel, use pieces large enough to prevent swelling, and if using wood, be sure to dampen them prior to planting.


Pink Syngonium prefers indirect, bright light and can do well in indirect sunlight, or artificial, full-spectrum lighting.

If the tank’s sides are higher than 8 inches, adding supplemental lighting to the top half will ensure this plant maintains adequate terrarium lighting for the duration of its life.

Buy Pink Syngonium

When buying a Pink Syngonium, there are a few things to keep in mind. Making sure the plant is healthy when purchased is essential for its success in a vivarium or pond. Vegetation that is already in poor conditions will have a very hard time adjusting to new environments.

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Pink Syngonium Care & Propagation

Pink Syngonium thrives when kept in moist, warm environments.

It should be given regular misting, but should never be soaked, as it can rot if exposed to extended periods of soddenness.

It’s also important to air out the tank with regular air oscillation to maintain humidity levels.

To propagate, simply snip the stem of a branch vertically, just below a node, and replant in the moist substrate or humus-rich potting soil.

To root in compost, plant in a shallow container and keep topped up with compost periodically.

How To Grow

Pink Syngonium adapts quickly to its environment and can be grown at a slow or moderate speed depending on the amount of light, water, and fertilizer given.

Provide adequate air circulation and maintain moderate levels of humidity and frequent misting.

Water Requirements

Pink Syngonium prefers somewhat moist soils but should never be left standing in stagnant water for more than a few hours.

Water when the top layer of soil feels dry to the touch and make sure to have adequate drainage so the roots don’t succumb to root rot.

It should never be left in direct sun during the summer months and may benefit from slightly cooler temperatures during winter.

Plants Similar To Pink Syngonium

Adding diversity to an enclosure is key to an aesthetically pleasing setup. Try mixing up the look of your vivarium with different flora that can easily co-exist in the same types of environment.

Furthermore, if for some reason you find Pink Syngonium hard to acquire or would like to consider something similar to this plant… Here are other pond plants you might see will do well with or in place of Syngonium ‘Neon Robusta’:

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All in all, Syngonium ‘Neon Robusta’ is an easy-to-care-for and eye-catching plant that fits into just about any vivarium setup.

It will provide cover for small animals and add structure, color, and depth to an enclosure. With its bright pink color, it’s sure to stand out in leaves of green.

If given the right environment, this plant can quickly become the centerpiece of a tank and provide plenty of conversation down the line!

Frequently Asked Questions

To make Syngonium Neon Robusta pinker, increase the amount of sunlight the plant receives and fertilize regularly with a balanced liquid fertilizer. Make sure the plant is not overwatered and is planted in a well-draining soil mix. Additionally, avoid fertilizer burn by not applying too much.

Once a week, water a Syngonium plant thoroughly so that the soil is completely moistened. Allow the top of the soil to become slightly dry in between waterings.

Syngonium Neon Robusta is an easytocarefor houseplant that thrives in warm, humid environments. To keep it healthy and happy, provide it with bright, indirect light and water it when the soil is dry. Keep the soil slightly moist but not soggy and mist the leaves weekly to increase humidity. Feed every two weeks with a balanced, diluted liquid fertilizer. To promote healthy growth, prune your plant as needed.

No, Syngonium Neon robusta is not a rare plant. It is commonly found in nurseries and online.


– Syngonium plants are sensitive to changes in temperature and light conditions
– Prone to root rot and other fungal diseases
– Can become leggy and scraggly if not pruned
– Prone to spider mites and aphids damage
– Can cause skin rashes and allergic reactions in some people

To keep Syngonium Neon pink, provide bright, indirect light, dont over water, and avoid fertilizers high in nitrogen.

Syngonium Strawberry Cream is a climber with creamy pink and green foliage, while Neon Robusta is a climbing plant with dark green, neon-colored foliage. Syngonium Strawberry Cream is more suitable for indoors, while Neon Robusta requires more light and is better suited for outdoors.

Syngonium plants should be placed in bright but indirect light, such as near a window or in a protected area outside. Keep the soil moist but not soggy, and maintain a temperature range of 6575°F.

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