Velvet Philodendron

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  • Lovely Foliage
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light, Low Light)
  • Average Watering Needs
  • Mature Height 6 Feet

With its stunning heart-shaped foliage that can either climb or trail, the Velvet Philodendron is perfect for adding a touch of jungle to your home or office. Botanically named the Philodendron hederaceum, it is also known affectionately as the Heart-Leaf Philodendron or Sweetheart Plant. Producing long vine-like stems, it can be left to trail from a shelf or encouraged vertically up a moss pole. A really eye-catching plant, especially with its pink leaf undersides.

Best Locations For Growing Velvet Philodendron

As with other philodendrons, the Sweetheart Plant is considered toxic to animals and humans and should be kept away from children and pets. Nevertheless, it will grow well in most rooms as long as it is kept warm and away from direct light.

Velvet Philodendron Sunlight Requirements

The Velvet Philodendron grows best when placed in a spot where it can receive bright light, but just don’t let it be damaged by any harsh direct sunlight, especially during the middle of the day. It can also cope with some shade.

Velvet Philodendron Care

Preferring a warm environment, Velvet Philodendron thrives when grown within a temperature range of 65 to 85°F and is kept away from any radiators and cold drafts. Although this philodendron can cope with average humidity levels, it is happiest when grown on a tray of wet gravel or pebbles and misted every few days, or even grown in a bathroom. Pruning is not generally required except to keep it to size. However, to encourage thicker growth, the growing tips can be pinched out from time to time.

Watering Velvet Philodendron

The Velvet Philodendron has a severe disliking of being overwatered, as this can lead to potential problems with root rot. To prevent overwatering, only water this plant when the top couple of inches of soil are dry and let any excess water drain away. 

Feeding Velvet Philodendron

To encourage this plant’s superb foliage, it can be fed monthly during the growing season with a general house plant liquid feed, diluted to half the recommended strength. It does not need to be fed during the winter months when its growth slows.

Velvet 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
Habit: Climbing
Growth Rate: Fast
Mature Height: 6 feet
Mature Spread: 24 inches
Flowering: No
Flower Color(s): None
Flower Shade/Description: Grown for Foliage
Fragrant: No
Foliage Type:
Foliage Color(s): Brown, Blue
Foliage Description: Greenish Bronze with Reddish Brown Undersides
Temperature: 65° - 85°F (18° - 29°C)
Humidity: Average to Above Average (40% - 80%)
Common Name: Velvet Philodendron
Other Name(s): Velvet Philodendron, Philodendron Micans, Heart-Leaf, Sweetheart Plant
Scientific Name: Philodendron hederaceum var. hederaceum
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 Know 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 Know 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 Know 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 Know 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 Know 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 Know 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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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.

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Planter Shipping

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

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
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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.

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1 Review - Velvet Philodendron Show Reviews

  • 4
    its foliage are fabulous

    Posted by Beverly Ward on Jun 13, 2023

    While requiring moderate care, its deep green leaves and unique texture make it a charming addition to my indoor space.