Plant Care Heartleaf philodendron
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Heartleaf philodendron

4.9 out of 5 (67 experiences)

Heartleaf philodendron has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Heartleaf philodendron has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

Philodendron scandens and Philodendron Brazil

Taxonomy

Philodendron hederaceum
Philodendron
Araceae
Alismatales

What other plant parents say

Heartleaf philodendron has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 44
Heartleaf philodendron has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 42
Heartleaf philodendron has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 33
Heartleaf philodendron has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 21
Heartleaf philodendron has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 4
Heartleaf philodendron has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 3
Heartleaf philodendron has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 3
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Pembroke Pines, FL
Rating of the plant Heartleaf philodendron named Marilyn by Sofiaavello on Greg, the plant care app
04/03/2021

Okay, so let me start by saying i know this is not a HeartLeaf Philo. I actually have no idea what plant this is, so if anyone knows that would be cool. This plant is my mother’s, and i’m caring for …

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Fort Mill, SC
Rating of the plant Heartleaf philodendron named Philodendron Hederaceum ‘Heartleaf’ by Misfityogimom on Greg, the plant care app
02/15/2021

Who doesn’t love a Philodendron? One of my very first plants. One I’ve killed so many times when trying to properly care for plant. A true survivor but when properly taken care of will grow beautif…

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Denver, CO
Rating of the plant Heartleaf philodendron named Monstera by Gabyloveswater on Greg, the plant care app
04/13/2021

My monstera has given me no problems so far which is interesting-my two pothos plants seem more problematic and high maintenance which I didn’t expect. Monstera leaves are growing quickly with so man…

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@Alex
New York, NY
Rating of the plant Heartleaf philodendron named Nina by Alex on Greg, the plant care app
03/13/2021

Philodendrons are in my top 3 favorite types of plant. They grow quickly even when not in great light situations, and don’t need to be watered too often. If you’re neglectful for a bit they’ll be oka…

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Sarahsalith avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Heartleaf philodendron named Tiny Heartleaf philodendron by Sarahsalith on Greg, the plant care app
02/15/2021

I can't tell you how old the mother plant is, but I've had pieces of this for YEARS. I've never fertilized it and it hasn't had tons of light and that's why I think it's so small. But it's so petite …

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Nerskine avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Heartleaf philodendron named Stitch by Nerskine on Greg, the plant care app
04/09/2021

I love this guy. He’s great for a plant parent’s ego, because he grows so fast- makes you feel like you’re doing a great job! 😂 He’s also super easy to propagate to fill in bare spots or start a whol…

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@Martin
New York, NY
Rating of the plant Heartleaf philodendron named Draymond by Martin on Greg, the plant care app
02/12/2021

All this plant does is grow. Non-stop. Ingredients 1) Placed on an east-facing windowsill 2) Greg 3) Season = it doesn’t matter. It grows nonstop year round. If you want a plant that grows. Look …

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Blacklily96 avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Heartleaf philodendron named Zelda by Blacklily96 on Greg, the plant care app
04/19/2021

I’m hoping to take cuttings of my Pothos and put it in the same pot as my philodendron but we will see how that goes 😭 if it works out it should be so pretty 🥺

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West Lafayette, IN
Rating of the plant Heartleaf philodendron named Lucia by Jordankaylee2001 on Greg, the plant care app
02/17/2021

This plant gives 0 effs. Don’t water it? It grows. Water it? Grows. Look at it wrong? It’s not sensitive. This thing still grows

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@Sydneyeash
Goshen, IN
Rating of the plant Heartleaf philodendron named heart pothos by Sydneyeash on Greg, the plant care app
03/21/2021

Easily one of my favorite philodendrons:) grows new leaves at least once every two weeks and doesn’t require a ton of attention

How to care for Heartleaf philodendron

Water

How often to water your Heartleaf philodendron

Water needs for Heartleaf philodendron
0.5 cups
every 12

Heartleaf philodendron needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Heartleaf philodendron

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Heartleaf philodendron in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Heartleaf philodendron: 6ft from a window
6ft or less from
a window

Heartleaf philodendron can tolerate being far from a window and light source.

Place it less than 6 feet from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪.

Select your city to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Heartleaf philodendron in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Heartleaf philodendron

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Heartleaf philodendron: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Heartleaf philodendron after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Heartleaf philodendron

Heartleaf philodendron

Heartleaf philodendron


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 6ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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