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Moonlight Philodendron

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  • Showy Foliage
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light)
  • Average Watering Needs
  • Mature Height 26 Inches 

Bushy in habit and shockingly chartreuse, the Moonlight Philodendron (Philodendron hederaceum) is unique and easy to grow, perfect for both collectors and new plant parents. With its bright coloration, the Moonlight Philodendron is a great option when looking to provide a pop of color or diversify a plant collection. New spear-shaped leaves emerge vibrant yellow-green, fading to a more muted lime green as they mature. This plant is not fussy, thriving in usual household temperatures and humidity and not needing much more than bright indirect light and regular watering. 

Best Locations For Growing Moonlight Philodendron

The Moonlight Philodendron needs bright indirect light to keep its vibrant color and compact growth. Because of its shape, this plant works great as a tabletop plant when young. Once the plant has matured, it does well as a floor plant, growing low and shrubby. Place this plant in a bright living room or bedroom to provide a different color than usual. Philodendrons are toxic and should be kept out of reach of children and pets. 

Moonlight Philodendron Sunlight Requirements

Place this plant in an east-facing window, as it is able to handle a few hours of morning light and will be provided with bright indirect light for the remainder of the day. In a south- or west-facing window, place the Moonlight Philodendron far enough for it to be protected from harsh afternoon sunlight while also receiving all-day bright indirect light. In lower light, this Philodendron can lose its bright color and become leggy. In direct sunlight, the leaves can burn, turning dusty brown. 

Moonlight Philodendron Care

The Moonlight Philodendron can remain in the same pot for up to two years before needing to be repotted. Once it has outgrown its pot, choose a new pot with drainage holes that is about 1-2 inches wider than the previous. Philodendrons do well in well-draining potting soil; try amending regular potting soil with coco coir to provide additional aeration and drainage. The Moonlight Philodendron can thrive in average household temperatures and humidity but can benefit from occasional misting in drier climates and in the winter.

Watering Moonlight Philodendron

Allow the top two inches of soil to dry out before watering the Moonlight Philodendron deeply, until water flows out the bottom of the pot. This type of Philodendron does not like to sit in soggy soil with ‘wet feet’, so it is important to provide it with plenty of drainage. Feel the soil before watering; the frequency of watering will vary depending on growing conditions, though the Moonlight Philodendron will generally be ready for water every 10-14 days in warmer months. You may need to water less frequently in the winter as plants slow their growth.

Feeding Moonlight Philodendron

Add a liquid houseplant fertilizer into your watering routine once a month in the spring and summer. Always follow dilution instructions to avoid damaging a plant’s roots with too much fertilizer. Fertilizing will not be necessary in the winter as many plants slow their growth and go dormant.

Moonlight Philodendron Information

Light Exposure: Bright Indirect 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
Habit: Clumping
Growth Rate: Fast
Mature Height: 26 inches
Mature Spread: 26 inches
Flowering: Yes
Flower Color(s):
Flower Shade/Description:
Foliage Type:
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description: Bright Green
Temperature: 65° - 78°F (18° - 26°C)
Humidity: Average (40% - 60%)
Common Name: Moonlight Philodendron
Other Name(s): Moonlight
Scientific Name: Philodendron hederaceum 'Moonlight'
Plant Type: House Plant

Container Sizes

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.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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