Plant Care Silver Sword Philodendron
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Silver Sword Philodendron

4.7 out of 5 (22 experiences)

Silver Sword Philodendron has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Silver Sword Philodendron has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

Silver sword and Philodenron Silver Sword

Taxonomy

Philodendron hastatum
Philodendron
Araceae
Alismatales

How to care for Silver Sword Philodendron

Water

How often to water your Silver Sword Philodendron

Water needs for Silver Sword Philodendron
0.5 cups
every 12

Silver Sword Philodendron 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 Silver Sword Philodendron

Water 0.5 cups every
12

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 Silver Sword Philodendron: 6ft from a window
6ft or less from
a window

Silver Sword Philodendron 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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Nutrients

How to fertilize Silver Sword Philodendron

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

FAQs
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Propagation

Care Summary for Silver Sword Philodendron

Silver Sword Philodendron

Silver Sword Philodendron


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

Silver Sword Philodendron has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 11
Silver Sword Philodendron has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 10
Silver Sword Philodendron has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 9
Silver Sword Philodendron has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 7
Silver Sword Philodendron has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 2
Silver Sword Philodendron has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
Silver Sword Philodendron has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
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 50 Plants
xp 1,359 XP
globe Orillia, Ontario
08/14/2021

Beautiful silver leaves

Fast grower Fast grower
Savannaheastley avatar
@Savannaheastley
leaf-1 30 Plants
xp 683 XP
globe Bellerive, Tasmania
06/27/2021

Grows somewhat fast. Is a gorgeous plant to have in your home.

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Lexiesoasis avatar
@Lexiesoasis
leaf-1 42 Plants
xp 1,513 XP
06/01/2021

Slow grower

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Andanin avatar
@Andanin
leaf-1 17 Plants
xp 390 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, Florida
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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