- Easy Tropical Plant
- Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light, Low Light)
- Average Watering Needs
- Mature Height 4 feet
Heartleaf Philodendron is a tried and true houseplant that requires so little care that even new gardeners will have great success getting this tropical vining plant to reach extreme lengths. The deep-green, heart-shaped leaves are large at maturity but start small and bronze colored, making it easy for a new gardener to see what growth progress has been made. The scientific name Philodendron cordatum has been changed to Philodendron hederaceum, which better describes the ivy-like way that this plant grows. Although Pothos and Philodendron appear to be almost the same plant, they are different. The best clue is the leaf shape. Leaves that are truly heart shaped, with an indentation at the stem, are Philodendrons. Leaves that are flat across the bottom of the leaf are Pothos.
Best Locations For Growing Heartleaf Philodendron
Philodendrons will happily grow in any room of the house. The only requirement is that it be allowed to ramble and trail. Philodendrons are popularly grown in hanging baskets where they can spill over the side and ramble along furniture. Broadleaf houseplants like Heartleaf Philodendron are excellent for filtering the air in offices and other low-light environments. All Philodendron varieties are poisonous to children and pets.
Heartleaf Philodendron Sunlight Requirements
Heartleaf Philodendron grows well in bright to low indirect light levels. Moving this plant from one light level to another may take some adjustment, but Philodendrons adapt quickly. Bright direct light will scorch the leaves and cause bleaching and burns. Philodendrons can be moved outside for the summer to dress up any deck or patio, as long as the area is semi-shaded.
Heartleaf Philodendron Care
Philodendrons like to have the soil dry out in between waterings. Use a potting mix that has perlite and fine Orchid bark mixed in. This plant is not overly picky about humidity or temperature levels. A typical room temperature of 68-80 degrees F with average humidity levels is acceptable. Taking cuttings of Heartleaf Philodendron is very easy and a great way to keep the plant dense and vigorous. The cuttings can be rooted in a glass of water within 1-2 weeks and then potted into small containers to grow.
Watering Heartleaf Philodendron
Let the top 1-2 inches of soil dry before watering. Philodendron grows actively year-round and needs to be checked once a week. It can be affected by fungal diseases. Letting the soil dry in between waterings is the best way to ensure these diseases are not a problem.
Feeding Heartleaf Philodendron
Apply diluted liquid houseplant food once a month. Ensure that the soil is damp before using fertilizer, or use the feed at half the manufacturer's recommended strength. Fertilizing during the winter is not needed.
Heartleaf Philodendron Information
|Light Exposure: Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light, Low Light
|Care Requirements: Easy
|Watering Requirements: Average - When the top 2 inches of the soil dries out.
|Pet Friendly: No
|Kid Friendly: No
|Air Purifier: Moderate
|Growth Rate: Fast
|Mature Height: 4 feet
|Mature Spread: 2-3 inches
|Flower Color(s): None
|Flower Shade/Description: Grown for Foliage
|Foliage Color(s): Green
|Foliage Description: Green
|Temperature: 65° - 80°F (18° - 27°C)
|Humidity: Average (40% - 60%)
|Common Name: Heartleaf Philodendron
|Other Name(s): Cordatum Heartleaf
|Scientific Name: Philodendron cordatum
|Plant Type: House Plant
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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