Plant Care Heartleaf philodendron
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Heartleaf philodendron

4.8 out of 5 (437 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 301
Heartleaf philodendron has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 248
Heartleaf philodendron has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 212
Heartleaf philodendron has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 193
Heartleaf philodendron has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 36
Heartleaf philodendron has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 33
Heartleaf philodendron has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 24
Heartleaf philodendron has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 10
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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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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Ukknight avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Heartleaf philodendron named Bonnie by Ukknight on Greg, the plant care app
09/11/2021

My philo is much bigger now. I grew her from one cutting that I divided into one node cuttings a few months ago and now she’s spilling over a 3” pot. The leaves on the cutting were very small, but no…

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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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@Misfityogim…
Fort Mill, South Carolina
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, Colorado
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
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, Queensland
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
McCalla, Alabama
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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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

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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 region 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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