Learn how to care for the Heartleaf Philodendron!
The Heartleaf Philodendron (Philodendron hederaceum) is an evergreen perennial vine, native to Tropical America. It has the reputation of being one of the easiest houseplants. Known for its heart-shaped leaves and trailing vines, this Philodendron is particularly fitting for indoor settings because it is able to filter gaseous toxins from the air. In good indoor conditions, the Philodendron is a vigorous grower, trailing to 10 feet long!
Bright indirect light. Tolerates low light. Not suited for intense, direct sun - leaves will scorch.
Water weekly. Allow potting mix to dry out about half way before watering. Soil surface should be dry to touch.
Any humidity level will do, but moist air will help lead to larger leaves and faster growth.
Average home temperature of 65°F-75°F. It’s best not to let it go below 60°F.
Young Philos are merely 6” tall, but this plant is low and fast growing. Without trimming, it can eventually trail 10’ long.
This is generally a very easy-going plant.
SYMPTOM: Leaves turn yellow and drop
CAUSE: Under watered
SYMPTOM: Soft or black stems
CAUSE: Rot or root disease
Poisonous but non-lethal sap causes skin irritation and burning of the mouth if ingested. Best practice is always to keep houseplants out of reach of small children and pets.
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