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Philodendron Brazil

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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! ❄️

Taxonomy

Philodendron hederaceum
Philodendron
Araceae
Alismatales

Also known as

Heartleaf philodendron, Heartleaf philodendron, Philodendron scandens, Philodendron Silver Stripe and Brazilian Philodendron

How to care for Philodendron Brazil

Water

How often to water your Philodendron Brazil

Water needs for Philodendron Brazil
0.5 cups
every 12

Philodendron Brazil 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 Philodendron Brazil

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 Philodendron Brazil: 6ft from a window
6ft or less from
a window

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 💪.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Philodendron Brazil in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Philodendron Brazil

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Philodendron Brazil: 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 Philodendron Brazil after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Philodendron Brazil is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!


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Care Summary for Philodendron Brazil

Philodendron Brazil

Philodendron Brazil


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.

What other plant parents say

Philodendron Brazil has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 312
Philodendron Brazil has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 260
Philodendron Brazil has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 217
Philodendron Brazil has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 207
Philodendron Brazil has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 37
Philodendron Brazil has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 35
Philodendron Brazil has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 25
Philodendron Brazil has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 10
Stellargina avatar
@Stellargina
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 213 XP
10/11/2021

overall the best plant for beginners

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Eggsnbugs avatar
@Eggsnbugs
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 80 XP
10/07/2021

They’re very pretty. They’re creepers and give a nice, overgrown look to your home.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Fast grower Fast grower
Emily96 avatar
@Emily96
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 136 XP
globe Floreat, Western Australia
10/05/2021

Easy to care for

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
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@Hipseyhustle
leaf-1 16 Plants
xp 344 XP
globe Melbourne, Victoria
10/02/2021

Absolute madman of a grower. Loves listening to Welcome to the Jungle and will go off!

Fast grower Fast grower
Ava avatar
@Ava
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 91 XP
globe Highett, Victoria
09/26/2021

This plant is my literal favourite!!! You need to be super patient with propagating this plant and keep them out of direct sun, happy planting

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Perizat avatar
@Perizat
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 137 XP
globe Aloha, Oregon
09/25/2021

Love this plant!! I got it as a gift!!

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Survivor Survivor
Perizat avatar
@Perizat
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 137 XP
globe Aloha, Oregon
09/25/2021

Love this plant!! I got it as a gift!!

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Survivor Survivor
Cameron avatar
@Cameron
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 100 XP
globe Des Moines, Iowa
09/19/2021

Takes little maintenance. Gets really large.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Amanda avatar
@Amanda
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 66 XP
globe Plano, Texas
09/13/2021

Love this beautiful baby

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Emily18 avatar
@Emily18
leaf-1 11 Plants
xp 208 XP
09/13/2021

My favourite plant!!!!

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Emily avatar
@Emily
leaf-1 12 Plants
xp 249 XP
globe Indian Harbour Beach, Florida
09/11/2021

Isn’t as sturdy but sure has grown and stayed strong!

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Ukknight avatar
@Ukknight
leaf-1 48 Plants
xp 2,298 XP
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 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!

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Bratzdoll avatar
@Bratzdoll
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 69 XP
globe Pambula, New South Wales
09/04/2021

luv her

Otty avatar
@Otty
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 103 XP
globe Lincoln, England
09/01/2021

Really really fast grower, strong stems and amazing leaves

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Atrugem_ini avatar
@Atrugem_ini
leaf-1 37 Plants
xp 1,051 XP
globe St. Petersburg, Florida
09/01/2021

I love all plants with heart shaped leaves

Survivor Survivor
W0rmslut avatar
@W0rmslut
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 86 XP
globe Phoenix, Arizona
08/29/2021

AND ITS JUST TOO CUTE I LUV IT MY FIRST PLANT AND ITS STUCK WITH ME

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Mgrits65 avatar
@Mgrits65
leaf-1 25 Plants
xp 1,051 XP
globe Athens, Georgia
08/22/2021

I ordered this plant online and it took 5 days to arrive after shipping. Within a couple of days, it bounced back and is overtaking the pot shipped in! Beautiful!

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Alliantoniuk avatar
@Alliantoniuk
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 162 XP
08/21/2021

Heart Shaped Philodendrons are a super cute plant that is very similar to a pothos but grows differently. Still easy to care for.

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Freya avatar
@Freya
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 31 XP
globe Marlow, England
08/20/2021

it likes humidity and doesnt need intense sunlight, perfect for my shaded window area :))

Survivor Survivor
Fast grower Fast grower
Ana avatar
@Ana
leaf-1 7 Plants
xp 81 XP
globe Aventura, Florida
08/19/2021

I just purchased it but is very pretty.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves

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