Known botanically as Syngonium podophyllum, nephthytis is a slow-growing tropical vine native to tropical parts of Mexico, Central America and Brazil. Like many members of the philodendron family, this beauty produces leaves that change as it matures. While nephthytis is young, its foliage has arrowhead-shaped leaf blades 5-7 inches long. But as they reach maturity and begin to climb, the leaves develop two or more basal lobes that separate into individual leaflets that look like wings. These leaves are usually infused with shades of white or gray in the middle.