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Heartleaf philodendron

4.8 out of 5 (358 experiences)

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

Also known as

Philodendron scandens, Philodendron Brazil, Philodendron Silver Stripe and Brazilian Philodendron

Taxonomy

Philodendron hederaceum
Philodendron
Araceae
Alismatales

What other plant parents say

Heartleaf philodendron has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 250
Heartleaf philodendron has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 196
Heartleaf philodendron has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 178
Heartleaf philodendron has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 159
Heartleaf philodendron has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 28
Heartleaf philodendron has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 26
Heartleaf philodendron has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 17
Heartleaf philodendron has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 6
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@Sofiaavello
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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Sassypinata avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Heartleaf philodendron named Rooting for you! by Sassypinata on Greg, the plant care app
06/24/2021

This heart leaf grows way faster than a golden pothos. Leaves are a darker shade of green and it vines from the outset. Definitely will need a trellis for this young plant. My golden pothos isn’t qui…

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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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Kaleena avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Heartleaf philodendron named Soul by Kaleena on Greg, the plant care app
05/10/2021

This plant is honestly gorgeous and builds so much self-esteem for those of us with a brownish thumb. New leaves seem to pop up every day. They can be easily propagated and grow in just water. The da…

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@Kaitlyn
Denver, CO
Rating of the plant Heartleaf philodendron named Heart Leaf Philo by Kaitlyn on Greg, the plant care app
08/03/2021

I’ve taken advantage of this philos abilities to tolerate/survive (but not quite thrive) in low light conditions for a while by having this one in a pretty dark-ish room. I’ve recently moved it to a …

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Agatha avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Heartleaf philodendron named Phil by Agatha on Greg, the plant care app
04/24/2021

Love this guy! He was so tiny when I got him, just a few tiny leaves. Now he’s trailing nicely and I plan to take cuttings to add to the pot to make him bushier. He doesn’t get much light (hangs clos…

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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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Fortitude Valley, QLD
Rating of the plant Heartleaf philodendron named Alfred by Karissa.hodge on Greg, the plant care app
05/31/2021

I’ve had this plant for about 3 months now and it is suuuuper easy to look after. I keep mine in my apartments hallway where most days it gets no natural light and I’ve had zero issues. Once a week I…

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@Gibbya
Mc Calla, AL
Rating of the plant Heartleaf philodendron named EvA by Gibbya on Greg, the plant care app
06/23/2021

This baby is thriving and living her best life. Super happy with the growth and beautiful leaves. I water about once every two weeks, she’s directly in front of a window, but the window is shaded, an…

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@Chelsey
Athens, OH
Rating of the plant Heartleaf philodendron named Heartleaf Philo by Chelsey on Greg, the plant care app
06/30/2021

I’ve had my heart leaf philodendron for about 8 months to a year and it has survived so well. It can get dry as a bone and still look healthy. I love how soft and touchable the leaves look. The deep …

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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 located in Columbus, OH.

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.

Plant care guide for Heartleaf philodendron in Columbus, OH

Columbus, OH

89% High

Growing Heartleaf philodendron in Columbus right now

Light needs for plant Heartleaf philodendron in Columbus, OH

Plant growth potential is currently very high 📈

August 5th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Columbus is currently very high 📈. The plant growth potential in your area is currently at its peak! 🌿

The availability of high quality sunligh…

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Light needs for plant Heartleaf philodendron in Columbus, OH

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 10.6% ☀️

August 5th, 2021

Columbus is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Columbus is expected to decrease by 10.6% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 17.3 megajoules of energy per m2 p…

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Light needs for plant Heartleaf philodendron in Columbus, OH

Daylight will decrease by 1.0 hours 📉

August 5th, 2021

This month, Columbus is getting an average of 10.8 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 6.7% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 13.4 total hours of da…

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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 maximize the potential for growth during this time of higher sunlight intensity in Columbus, OH ☀️.️

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.

When to repot Heartleaf philodendron

Nutrient needs for plant Heartleaf philodendron in Columbus, OH

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

July 30th, 2021

The growing potential in Columbus is high 📈.

It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot any …

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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 your location in Columbus, OH, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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