Philodendron, Heartleaf

Philodendron Heartleaf

Heartleaf Philodendron – Named after the iconic shape of their leaves, these plants have waxy, dark green, heart-shaped leaves. They are also known for their hardiness, and are often joked to be “harder to kill than to keep alive”.

Philodendron is a classic, easy-to-grow indoor plant. These plants are sure to steal your heart.; after all, their name is derived from the Greek word ‘Philo’ meaning love. Whether you choose a vining plant or an upright plant, the vibrant foliage can be hard to ignore.

Philodendrons are members of the Araceae family of plants and have over 400 species. Some of these plants even have shades of blue, red, purple, gray, and yellow in them. Philodendrons are versatile plants that can grow anywhere from 1 foot to over 20 feet.

Philodendrons come in a wide variety, and you can find one to suit any location. Heartleaf philodendrons work well in places with low light and high humidity. Philodendron Brasil plants have bright green leaves that contrast with their pinkish stems. These grow well in medium to bright light. Philodendron Moonlight is a hybrid plant with lime-green leaves that grows well in bright light.

Philodendrons are hardy, fast-growing plants that can live for up to 20 years. This makes them an ideal choice for indoor decoration.

Philodendron Plant Care

Light and Temperature Requirements – Philodendrons are tropical plants that thrive in partial sunlight. Their delicate leaves can be burnt by direct sunlight. In winters, keep these plants away from cold drafts and frost. Instead, move them to a brightly lit spot.
Soil Conditions – We recommend loose, well-drained soil that is high in organic matter to mimic the tropical environment philodendrons originally have.
Water Requirements – Philodendrons need to be watered at least once a week during spring and summer. In winters, you can reduce the watering to once in 10 days.
Food Requirements – Use a liquid fertilizer every month during the spring and summer. Reduce this to once every 6-8 weeks in colder months. If philodendrons don’t get enough nutrition their growth slows, and they have smaller leaves than normal.