'Silver Stripe' Philodendron, also known as Philodendron Hastatum, is a popular houseplant that is known for its strikingly beautiful foliage. It belongs to the Araceae family and is native to Central and South America.
The 'Silver Stripe' has heart-shaped, glossy leaves that are silver-green in color, with prominent silvery white stripes that run parallel to the veins. The 'Silver Stripe' leaves can grow up to 12 inches long and 8 inches wide, and they are supported by long, slender stems that grow up to 3 feet in length. The plant can grow up to 3-6 feet tall and 3-4 feet wide.
'Silver Stripe' Philodendron is a relatively low-maintenance plant and can thrive in a variety of conditions. It prefers bright, indirect light, but it can also tolerate low light. It also requires moderate watering and can be propagated easily by stem cuttings.
Overall, the 'Silver Stripe' Philodendron is a beautiful and easy-to-care-for plant that is perfect for adding a touch of greenery to any indoor space.
Ed's Plant Profile
- Botanical Name: Philodendron hederaceum 'Silver Stripe'
- Common Name: Silver Stripe Philo, Variegated Philodendron
- Family: Araceae
- Native Range: Central America and the Caribbean
- Care Level: Easy
- Light: Prefers medium to bright indirect sunlight
- Water: Water the soil thoroughly when the soil has dried halfway 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: High
- 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