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Silver Sword Philodendron

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  • Rare Plant With Showy Foliage
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light)
  • Average Watering Needs
  • Mature Height Up to 10 feet

The botanically named Philodendron hastatum is more widely known as the Silver Sword Philodendron or quite simply, the Silver Sword plant. With its large and tapering green-to-gray leaves that can grow to 12 inches in length with age, this houseplant really does stand out. Its stout stems can be allowed to trail or be trained vertically up a support, such as a moss pole, and reach more than 6 feet tall. The Silver Sword Philodendron is perfect for adding a bit of a tropical jungle vibe to any room.

Best Locations For Growing Silver Sword Philodendron

The Silver Sword Philodendron is an impressive plant that can be grown in any room with the right care. However, being toxic to humans and animals, care should be taken if growing it around children or pets. 

Silver Sword Philodendron Sunlight Requirements

This philodendron prefers to be placed in bright, indirect light. It is advisable to avoid growing the Silver Sword Philodendron in direct sunlight as it can burn and damage its lush foliage. 

Silver Sword Philodendron Care

Whether grown as a trailing or climbing plant, the Silver Sword Philodendron likes to be kept warm at a temperature between 65°F - 80°F and away from any cold drafts. Preferring high humidity levels, this plant may benefit from being grown in a bathroom or kitchen, or it can be regularly misted if situated in a drier environment. Dying, or misplaced foliage can be removed by cutting just above a leaf node with sanitized scissors. 

Watering Silver Sword Philodendron

The Silver Sword Philodendron thrives when it is grown in a moist, but well-drained soil. In average conditions during the growing season, a weekly watering may be sufficient, although in winter, watering can be reduced as its growth slows. Wait until the top two inches of soil are dry before watering your Silver Sword Philodendron, as this will help prevent the soil from becoming overly wet.

Feeding Silver Sword Philodendron

During the growing season from spring until the fall, feed the Silver Sword Philodendron every four weeks to help maintain and encourage its lush growth. A balanced and liquid form houseplant fertilizer can be used as per its instructions. As tempting as it may be, do not over-fertilize this plant, which can burn the roots.

Silver Sword 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: Upright
Growth Rate: Fast
Mature Height: Up to 10 feet
Mature Spread: 5 feet
Flowering: Yes
Flower Color(s): Green
Flower Shade/Description: Red-Green
Foliage Type:
Foliage Color(s): Green, Silver
Foliage Description: Light Green to Silvery with Dark-Green Veins
Temperature: 65° - 80°F (18° - 27°C)
Humidity: Above Average (60% - 80%)
Common Name: Silver Sword Philodendron
Other Name(s): Silver Sword Plant
Scientific Name: Philodendron hastatum
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:
   ~ 1.5 - 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:
   ~ 1.5 - 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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