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Philodendron Brandtianum 'Silver Leaf Philodendron'


Commonly known as the Silver Leaf Philodendron, the Philodendron Brandtianum is an easy to grow cascading and climbing tropical houseplant. It is recognizable for its heart-shaped leaves that are olive green in color with splashes of sliver. New leaves have a yellow/orange hue to them that quickly change to green and silver. Unlike most of its relatives, this member of the Philodendron family of plants has a more bushy and upright growing habit, allowing for it to be easily trained to climb up a trellis or other support. Plus it has the added benefit of removing pollutants from indoor air.

Ed's Plant Profile

  • Botanical Name: Philodendron Brandtianum 
  • Common Name: Silver Leaf Philodendron, Philo Brandi, Philodendron Brandi
  • Family: Araceae

Ed's Care Guide

  • Care Level: Easy
  • Light: Prefers bright indirect light
  • Water: Water when the top half of soil is dry, or just as the leaves begin to curl and droop. Avoid overwatering. 
  • Humidity: Moderate to high (40-70%)
  • Temperature: 55-75F
  • Pruning: Prune as needed to remove brown or dead leaves and control growth.
  • Feeding: Fertilize every other week using a general-purpose, water-soluble fertilizer mixed to half strength
  • Propagation: Stem cuttings in soil or water
  • Growth: Upright and bushy
  • Pests: Generally not subject to pests. Look out for spider mites.
  • Toxicity: Toxic to humans and pets