Philodendron Brasil

What To Expect

You will receive a healthy plant that meets our strict quality standards in a nursery pot size of your choosing. No two plants are alike, and yours will have its own unique shape, size and personality; expect this natural variation from the photos. We offer a plant health guarantee on all of our plants! Please see our Shipping Policy and Refund Policy for more information. We also include shipping heat packs at no charge as needed during cold weather. Still have questions? Check out our FAQ or Contact Us!

Description

A colorful, fast growing plant, the Philodendron Brasil has both a trailing and vining growth habit. With heart-shaped leaves showing variegated patches ranging from cream to lime, these plants are adaptable to different conditions yet prefer medium to bright indirect light and higher humidity for optimal growth and color. This plant looks exceptionally elegant trailing from a hanging planter or growing up a totem pole.

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