Philodendron hederaceum aka Heart Leaf Philodendron
Common namesHeart Leaf Philodendron, Philodendron Brazil, Philodendron Micans
How to care for Heart Leaf Philodendron
Heart Leaf Philodendron should be watered regularly, allowing the soil to dry out between waterings.
Heart Leaf Philodendron loves a well-draining soil. Perlite and vermiculite help with drainage, while coco coir adds organic matter, so a good potting soil mix will have all three. You can improve store-bought soil by adding some perlite to it.
Heart Leaf Philodendron can survive in low light conditions, making them ideal for rooms that are far from windows or other light sources. However, for best results, place the plant less than 6 feet from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light.
The Heart Leaf Philodendron does not exhibit a standard dormancy pattern. If a substantial slow-down in growth is noticed, double-check that the plant is getting sufficient sunlight and water for optimal growth.
The toxicity level of this plant has not been officially confirmed by Ploi. If there is a possibility of ingestion of plant material with an uncertain toxicity by you, a family member, or a pet, it is advisable to seek the assistance of a medical professional.
No additional humidity is required for the Heart Leaf Philodendron. Plants take in most of their water through their roots, not their leaves, therefore, watering the soil is the most effective way to supply humidity to your plants.
Repotting the Heart Leaf Philodendron is necessary either when it has doubled in size or once every year, whichever happens first. With fresh potting soil replenished annually, the plant will receive all the necessary nutrients, rendering the use of fertilizer unnecessary. Keep in mind that the source of a plant's energy is the sun, not fertilizer.
Region of origin
Heart Leaf Philodendron’s native range is Central, South America, and the Caribbean.