4.8 out of 5 (500 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 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
November 30th, 2021
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Philadelphia is currently very low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in…
November 29th, 2021
Philadelphia is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Philadelphia is expected to decrease by 29.6% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 6.8 megajoules of energy p…
November 27th, 2021
This month, Philadelphia is getting an average of 8.3 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will decrease by 11.5% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.2 total hours of…
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 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ⛅.
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.
November 29th, 2021
The growing potential in Philadelphia is very low 📉.
Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.
What other plant parents say
This is definitely a plant that requires patience, if you want something that grows fast. It does set out new leaves often, but you won’t need to transplant it for a while after first introductions. Kendall does really well in a glass candle jar with soil, and doesn’t need water more than once or twice a week. Heartleaf Philodendron can be propagated, as well! Cut leaves and stalk just below a node and place in water (they propagate slowly, so be sure to change the water frequently to prevent slimy roots).
Beautiful plant, really easy to care for.
I haven’t clicked pet friendly because I’m not sure if it’s toxic, but my dog doesn’t eat plants so I guess it is for us!
Would highly recommend (especially when it’s grown and you can attach it to a pole)