American Evergreen Syngonium podophyllum is a species of aroid, and the only member of the genus Syngonium that is native to the Americas. It is a fast-growing, climbing plant that can reach up to 6 m in height. The leaves are variable in shape, but are usually arrowhead-shaped, with dark green, glossy upper surfaces and paler, matte lower surfaces. The flowers are small and green, borne in clusters on the leaf axils. The fruit is a fleshy, greenish-white berry.