4.8 out of 5 (456 experiences)
About Philodendron Brazil
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
Heartleaf philodendron, Heartleaf philodendron, Philodendron scandens, Philodendron Silver Stripe and Brazilian Philodendron
How to care for Philodendron Brazil
Philodendron Brazil needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Philodendron Brazil 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 💪.
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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 Philodendron Brazil after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
What other plant parents say
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 now she’s starting to grow bigger leaves. Before long she’ll need to go into a bigger pot because I’m now watering every 4 days. The leaves are perfect, no spots, nothing concerning. She now sits about 7’ from a window and is still happily growing. Such an easy plant!