Plant Care Philodendron Hastatum

Philodendron Hastatum

4.7 out of 5 (25 experiences)

Philodendron Hastatum has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Philodendron Hastatum has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

About Philodendron Hastatum

In nature, the Silver Sword Philodendron can be found growing on other plants for support. As this plant matures, the metallic leaves become more arrow shaped. Philodendron is the second largest group of plants in the family Araceae and translates to “Loving Tree.”

Taxonomy

Philodendron hastatum
Philodendron
Araceae
Alismatales

Also known as

Silver Sword Philodendron, Silver Sword Philodendron and Philodenron Silver Sword

How to care for Philodendron Hastatum

Water

How often to water your Philodendron Hastatum

Water needs for Philodendron Hastatum
0.5 cups
every 9

Philodendron Hastatum needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 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 Hastatum

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Silver Sword Philodendron in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Philodendron Hastatum: 6ft from a window
6ft or less from
a window

Philodendron Hastatum 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 Hastatum in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Philodendron Hastatum

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

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


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Yellow Leaves

Care Summary for Philodendron Hastatum

Philodendron Hastatum

Philodendron Hastatum


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 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 Hastatum has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 15
Philodendron Hastatum has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 13
Philodendron Hastatum has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 10
Philodendron Hastatum has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 9
Philodendron Hastatum has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
Philodendron Hastatum has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
Pearlybird avatar
@Pearlybird
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 425 XP
globe Rochester, NY
01/15/2022

It’s so pretty!!! And tough. Love it

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Paigeewilliamson avatar
@Paigeewilliamson
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 115 XP
globe Squamish, British Columbia
11/28/2021

🥺🥺🥺

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Michaela avatar
@Michaela
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 97 XP
08/23/2021

pushing out new leaves weekly!! love this plant

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Sandymay87 avatar
@Sandymay87
leaf-1 10 Plants
xp 1,486 XP
globe Orillia, Ontario
08/14/2021

Beautiful silver leaves

Fast grower Fast grower
Lexiesoasis avatar
@Lexiesoasis
leaf-1 54 Plants
xp 2,941 XP
06/01/2021

Slow grower

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Andanin avatar
@Andanin
leaf-1 16 Plants
xp 604 XP
globe Charlemont, Victoria
05/29/2021

Has proven very hardy, even with lots of moving around. Acts really well as a sentinel plant to let you know if you’ve been neglecting your plant family. Nice silver/grey tone to the leaves adds visual variety among other bright green indoor jungle plants

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Plantfather avatar
@Plantfather
leaf-1 26 Plants
xp 493 XP
globe Orlando, FL
05/16/2021

pictures of the silver sword philo do not give it justice; in person it’s these beautiful metallic and blueish tinted leaves that literally make me so happy!!! this guy is super easy to care for and is a must when beginning to get into more ‘uncommon’ plants !

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Sphamx avatar
@Sphamx
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 105 XP
05/14/2021

Very beautiful, big leaves. Grows very quickly, especially when it’s little. Easy to care for and not labour intensive.

Only downside, not really a downside, just a note really. Leaves brown very easily. Bruised leaves will brown quite quickly, and they are delicate so they tend to bruise easily.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Browns easily Browns easily

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