Philodendron 'Brazil' is a popular cultivar of the Philodendron family, known for its unique variegated foliage that features striking shades of green and yellow. This plant is a member of the Araceae family and is native to the tropical rainforests of South America.
The leaves of Philodendron 'Brazil' are large, glossy, and heart-shaped, with deep green coloration and broad, irregular stripes of yellow that run parallel to the veins of the leaf. The variegation pattern is random, with some leaves having more yellow than others, making each leaf unique.
This plant is a moderate grower and can reach a height of up to 2-3 feet when grown in optimal conditions. It prefers bright, indirect light but can tolerate lower light levels. Watering should be done when the top inch of soil is dry, and it is important not to overwater to prevent root rot.
Philodendron 'Brazil' is an excellent houseplant that is easy to care for and can make a great statement piece in any room. Its unique variegation pattern adds a pop of color and interest to any space, and it can be trained to grow on a trellis or pole for added height and structure.
Overall, Philodendron 'Brazil' is a beautiful and low-maintenance addition to any plant collection, making it a great choice for both beginner and experienced plant enthusiasts.
Grown in the United States of America
Ed's Plant Profile
- Botanical Name: Philodendron Brasil
- Pronunciation: fi·luh·den·druhn bruh·zil
- Common Name: Philodendron Brasil, Sweetheart Philodendron, Brazil
- Family: Araceae
- Native Range: South Africa
Ed's Care Guide
- Care Level: Easy
- Light: Prefers to medium to bright indirect light
- Water: Water the soil thoroughly after the soil is almost completely dry. It is a good indication to give it water when the foliage begins to droop. Water more often in spring and summer and reduce the frequency during the winter months.
- Humidity: High
- Temperature: 60-75F for optional growth. Avoid cold drafts and high heat.
- Pruning: Prune as needed to remove brown or dead leaves and control growth.
- Feeding: To encourage growth you can use a diluted liquid houseplant fertilizer every two weeks or monthly during spring and summer.
- Propagation: Take cuttings at the nodes from your vines and place them in water or soil
- Pests: Look out for fungus gnats, scale, spider mites, mealybugs, and aphids
- Toxicity: Toxic to humans and pets
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