Philodendron Hederaceum 'Heartleafed Philodendron'
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Philodendron cordatum is a tropical plant that belongs to the Araceae family. It is native to the tropical regions of Central and South America and is commonly grown as a houseplant. It is also known as the Heartleaf Philodendron due to its heart-shaped leaves.
The leaves of Philodendron cordatum are shiny, dark green, and usually have a length of 2-4 inches. The leaves emerge from a central stem that can grow up to several feet long. The plant can grow up to 10 feet tall in nature, but in indoor settings, it usually grows to a height of 1-6 feet.
The plant is low-maintenance and is popular among beginner gardeners. It requires minimal care and is highly adaptable to different environmental conditions. It thrives in bright, indirect light but can also tolerate low-light conditions. The plant prefers well-draining soil and moderate to high humidity levels.
Philodendron cordatum is also known for its air-purifying properties, as it can effectively remove harmful chemicals such as formaldehyde, benzene, and trichloroethylene from the air.
Overall, Philodendron cordatum is an excellent choice for those looking for an easy-to-care-for, low-maintenance indoor plant that can add a touch of tropical beauty to any living space.
Ed's Plant Profile
- Botanical Name: Philodendron
- Common Name: Cordatum
- Family: Araceae
- Native Range: Central America and the Carribean
Ed's Care Guide
- Care Level: Easy
- Light: Prefers medium to bright indirect sunlight
- Water: Water the soil thoroughly when the soil has dried half way through the pot. It is a good indication to give it water when the leaves start wilting. Water more often in spring and summer and reduce the frequency during the winter months.
- Humidity: Med to High humidity preference
- Temperature: 50-90F
- Pruning: Prune as needed to remove brown or dead leaves and control growth.
- Feeding: Use a weak solution of a complete liquid fertilizer every two weeks during spring and summer. Do not fertilize during the winter months.
- Propagation: Take cuttings from your vines and place them in water or soil
- Pests: Generally resilient to pests but look out for fungus gnats, scale, spider mites, mealybugs, and aphids
- Toxicity: Toxic to humans and pets