Plant Care Philodendron Brasil

Philodendron Brasil

4.9 out of 5 (122 experiences)

Philodendron Brasil has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Philodendron Brasil has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate

About Philodendron Brasil

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 'Brasil'
Philodendron
Araceae
Alismatales

Also known as

Variegated Philodendron hederaceum

How to care for Philodendron Brasil

Water

How often to water your Philodendron Brasil

Water needs for Philodendron Brasil
0.5 cups
every 9

Philodendron Brasil needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in San Francisco, California.

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 Brasil

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Philodendron Brasil in San Francisco, California

San Francisco, California

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Growing Philodendron Brasil in San Francisco right now

Light needs for plant Philodendron Brasil in San Francisco, California

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

December 2nd, 2022

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in San Francisco is currently very low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key i…

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Light needs for plant Philodendron Brasil in San Francisco, California

Sunlight will decrease by 26.2% ☀️

December 1st, 2022

San Francisco is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in San Francisco is expected to decrease by 26.2% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.2 megajoules of energy…

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Light needs for plant Philodendron Brasil in San Francisco, California

Daylight will decrease by 1.0 hours 📉

December 2nd, 2022

This month, San Francisco is getting an average of 9.6 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 9.6% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.4 total hours of…

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Finding light for Philodendron Brasil in your home

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

Philodendron Brasil 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 San Francisco, California ⛅.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Philodendron Brasil

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

When to repot Philodendron Brasil

Nutrient needs for plant Philodendron Brasil in San Francisco, California

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

December 1st, 2022

The growing potential in San Francisco is 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.

It's best to…

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FAQs
Difficulty Level

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


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Propagation
Yellow Leaves

Care Summary for Philodendron Brasil

Philodendron Brasil

Philodendron Brasil


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 6ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in San Francisco, California, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Philodendron Brasil has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 90
Philodendron Brasil has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 71
Philodendron Brasil has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 59
Philodendron Brasil has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 41
Philodendron Brasil has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 4
Philodendron Brasil has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 4
Simplepleasure avatar
@Simplepleasure
leaf-1 48 Plants
xp 1,591 XP
globe Springfield, IL
02/06/2022

Easy care plant with beautiful leaf variegation!

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Boozybillsbabe avatar
@Boozybillsbabe
leaf-1 52 Plants
xp 8,863 XP
globe Baltimore, MD
01/14/2022

A gorgeous if a bit dramatic philodendron. Will being to wilt if it has been too long since a watering but bounces back quickly once given water.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
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@Mya.andherplants
leaf-1 27 Plants
xp 1,156 XP
globe Redmond, WA
01/09/2022

This is super easy to propagate (like most philodendrons) and I’ve found it to be pretty tolerant if you underwater it sometimes.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Megan avatar
@Megan
leaf-1 86 Plants
xp 14,504 XP
globe Washington, DC
01/04/2022

Love my philodendron Brasil. It’s a super easy plant that tells you when it wants to be watered - and it survives drought pretty well in my experience. It’s so much fun to see what each new leaf looks like since the variegation is always a little different!

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Bjoyce avatar
@Bjoyce
leaf-1 57 Plants
xp 10,286 XP
globe Orlando, FL
01/04/2022

Love this plant. Tolerant of short periods of neglect, and rewarding when you keep up with it. Fun design on leaves. Excited to set it up with a trellis in the spring.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Mojo avatar
@Mojo
leaf-1 43 Plants
xp 2,094 XP
globe Austin, TX
11/29/2021

Absolutely beautiful

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Megan avatar
@Megan
leaf-1 86 Plants
xp 14,504 XP
globe Washington, DC
11/28/2021

Easy care, easy to propagate.

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Cgggreen avatar
@Cgggreen
leaf-1 17 Plants
xp 514 XP
11/07/2021

Honestly i just got it sooooo I don’t have much to say but It’s a pretty hardy one; brings color to the room 🌱

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
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@Macy_m12
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 283 XP
10/28/2021

it’s so pretty and such a happy plant :)

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
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@Jujubeans
leaf-1 50 Plants
xp 4,373 XP
globe Decatur, GA
10/18/2021

Attractive variegation, glossy leaves, if you treat Brazil’s right they grow noticeably faster than other plants, very rewarding. Likes humidity, and medium light, easy to favor. 🥰

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Laura avatar
@Laura
leaf-1 7 Plants
xp 121 XP
globe Seattle, WA
10/17/2021

Super easy to care for, very resilient, grows quickly, and just beautiful!

Rjg avatar
@Rjg
leaf-1 123 Plants
xp 105,575 XP
globe Austin, TX
10/15/2021

love Brazzy. so full and pretty variegation

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Freya avatar
@Freya
leaf-1 43 Plants
xp 674 XP
globe Santa Rosa, CA
09/21/2021

bought her a couple weeks ago
so pretty and constantly producing leaves

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Jgirlluvsplants avatar
@Jgirlluvsplants
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 74 XP
09/15/2021

LOVE Philodendron plants the veining ones, so far super easy, wet it and forget it.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Buddingbotanist avatar
@Buddingbotanist
leaf-1 93 Plants
xp 8,657 XP
08/30/2021

I wish it grew a little quicker, but I also have it hanging in a bathroom, so it doesn’t get a ton of light. I love the green and yellow leaves, it adds dimension to the plant. It’s pretty hardy and communicates when it needs water. Great for a first time plant parent.

Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Paysplants avatar
@Paysplants
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 126 XP
globe Papamoa, Bay of Plenty
07/31/2021

Steal it from the mall

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Aur0ra avatar
@Aur0ra
leaf-1 22 Plants
xp 1,563 XP
07/27/2021

very similar care to a pothos, and very pretty!

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Martin avatar
@Martin
leaf-1 26 Plants
xp 7,153 XP
globe New York
07/21/2021

It’s so easy to propagate I’m doing it right now 📈

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
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@Puffscangrow
leaf-1 20 Plants
xp 419 XP
globe Rancho Cordova, CA
07/18/2021

Absolutely gorgeous variegation and since I got it, it’s been constantly growing 😍

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate

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