- 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|
|Growth Rate: Fast|
|Mature Height: 26 inches|
|Mature Spread: 26 inches|
|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|
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.
For more detailed information, please click here.
Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)
Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
For more information, please go to our Shipping & Returns page at the bottom of the website.
Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.