4.8 out of 5 (552 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. 🌳\nPhilodendrons 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 brasil and Philodendron Silver Stripe
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 Orlando, Florida.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
September 28th, 2022
Sunlight energy as measured by “net radiation” in Orlando is currently medium 👌.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determini…
September 25th, 2022
Orlando is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Orlando is expected to decrease by 19.3% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 15.0 megajoules of energy per m2 per…
September 25th, 2022
This month, Orlando is getting an average of 10.5 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will decrease by 9.7% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 11.5 total hours of day…
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 Orlando, Florida ☀️.️
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.
September 24th, 2022
The growing potential in Orlando is medium 👌.
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…
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