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Philodendron Brasil

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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.

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?

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5"
☀️ Light

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 💪.

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

🪴 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.

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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!

Benefits of Growing Philodendron Brasil →

Common Philodendron Brasil Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Philodendron Brasil prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Philodendron Brasil Water Frequency →

Philodendron Brasil Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

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

Philodendron Brasil Light Requirements →

Philodendron Brasil Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Philodendron Brasil is not safe to consume. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.

Philodendron Brasil Toxicity to Dogs →

Philodendron Brasil Toxicity to Humans →


💨 Humidity

Philodendron Brasil prefers dry environments. Providing extra humidity or misting your plant allows water to linger on leaves, which can create the perfect environment for harmful types of fungi.

Philodendron Brasil Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Philodendron Brasil does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

When and How to Successfully Repot Philodendron Brasil →


💩 Fertilizer

Philodendron Brasil should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!

How Much and When to Fertilize Philodendron Brasil →


❄️ Dormancy

Philodendron Brasil does not have a typical pattern of dormancy. If you notice their growth slowing down substantially, double check that they are getting enough sunlight and water to thrive!


🌎 Native Region

Philodendron Brasil is native to Central, South America, and the Caribbean.


🌸 Flowers

Philodendron Brasil produces flowers in the wild, but does not flower when kept as houseplants.

Philodendron Brasil Flowers →


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Philodendron Brasil is a naturally climbing plant and can be trained to climb indoors if you provide a moss pole or trellis. The newest growth will emerge from the end of the stems.

How and When to Prune Philodendron Brasil →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Philodendron Brasil can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 10a-12a. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Philodendron Brasil Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation

Philodendron Brasil can be propagated by the stem method. To propagate:

  • Make a cut just above the node. The node is the break in the stem where the leaf emerges.
  • To get the cutting to root, you can either:
    • Place the cutting in water until roots emerge and are ~2” long and then transplant into well-draining soil, or
    • Place the cutting directly into well-draining soil and water when dry.

🍂 Yellow Leaves

Yellow leaves aren’t always a reason to panic, and can be a normal part of a plant’s life cycle. Unless brand new leaves are turning yellow or all the leaves change color at once, it’s likely just your plant shedding old leaves.

Overwatering and root rot are the most likely cause of problems in Philodendron Brasil, since they are sensitive to wet soil. The leaves may also appear to be curling or drooping. Less often, yellow leaves are caused by underwatering, nutrient deficiencies, or pests.

Replace soggy soil with fresh, dry soil and download Greg to make sure your plant never gets overwatered again!


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


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 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 88
Philodendron Brasil has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 69
Philodendron Brasil has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 58
Philodendron Brasil has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 39
Philodendron Brasil has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 4
Philodendron Brasil has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 4
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02/06/2022

Easy care plant with beautiful leaf variegation!

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
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leaf-1 46 Plants
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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.

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globe Kirkland, 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.

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leaf-1 29 Plants
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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!

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leaf-1 57 Plants
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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.

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globe Austin, TX
11/29/2021

Absolutely beautiful

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globe Washington, DC
11/28/2021

Easy care, easy to propagate.

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leaf-1 17 Plants
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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 🌱

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leaf-1 6 Plants
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10/28/2021

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

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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. 🥰

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globe Seattle, WA
10/17/2021

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

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10/15/2021

love Brazzy. so full and pretty variegation

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globe Santa Rosa, CA
09/21/2021

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

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leaf-1 5 Plants
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09/15/2021

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

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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.

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07/31/2021

Steal it from the mall

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globe New York
07/21/2021

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

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globe Rancho Cordova, CA
07/18/2021

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

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leaf-1 15 Plants
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globe Fort Worth, TX
06/28/2021

Took some cuttings from a plant at work and now it’s growing so quickly and I love seeing how each leaf is different with the colors.

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