4.8 out of 5 (539 experiences)
About Heartleaf Philodendron
One of the most common houseplants, the heartleaf Philodendron, gets its name from the Greek words meaning tree-loving. These vining plants can be found climbing trees all across their native range of South America and the Caribbean and in the homes of plant lovers worldwide. 🌳
Philodendrons grow aerial roots that grip the bark of trees, allowing them to grow over 20 feet tall! Their heart-shaped leaves change shape as they climb and can grow larger than a dinner plate. Fossils show Philodendrons growing as far back as 30 million years ago when South America was still connected to Antarctica! ❄️
Also known as
Philodendron scandens, Philodendron Brazil, Philodendron Silver Stripe, Brazilian Philodendron and 'Rio'
How to care for Heartleaf Philodendron
Heartleaf Philodendron needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Louisville, Kentucky.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
January 20th, 2022
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Louisville is currently low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determ…
January 20th, 2022
Louisville is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Louisville is expected to increase by 24.2% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.8 megajoules of energy per…
January 19th, 2022
This month, Louisville is getting an average of 6.7 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will increase by 6.9% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.1 total hours of d…
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 💪.
We wouldn’t recommend testing its limits during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Louisville, Kentucky ⛅.
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.
What other plant parents say
I started out with three cuttings of one leaf each mid august 2021 and I now have 20+ leaves. This plant has thrived with ~65% humidity, grow lights, and an inch of spagnum moss on top of the soil. Overall a very easy plant to care for and quick to propagate