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Philodendron Hastatum 'Silver Sword'


A favorite among Philodendron collectors for appearing to be rare without boasting a hefty price tag, the Philodendron Hastatum or ‘Silver Sword’ lives up to it’s name with it’s frosty coloring and lance shaped leaves. It’s nativist to the forests of Brazil, where it actually qualifies as endangered. As this is a jungle plant it appreciates dappled or filtered sunlight, with soil that’s well-drained and evenly moist as often as possible. Try an East or North facing window to mimic ideal conditions, and be sure to place back a few feet if using a South or West facing window. 

Ed's Plant Profile

  • Botanical NamePhilodendron Hastatum
  • Common Name: Silver Sword
  • FamilyAroid 
  • Native Range: Brazil 

Ed's Care Guide

  • Care Level: Easy
  • Light: Moderate to bright indirect light, can tolerate shade. Avoid direct light as this can burn/fade the leaves 
  • Water: Use a well draining soil mix and keep evenly moist but not soggy by using well aerated soil and a pot with drainage. 
  • Humidity: Average
  • Temperature: 65-75F
  • Pruning: Prune as needed to remove brown or dead leaves and control growth.
  • Feeding: Fertilize with an all-purpose liquid plant food during spring and summer once a month
  • Propagation: Stem cuttings in water 
  • Growth: Upright, bushy, can grow to about 2 feet in diameter 
  • Pests: Generally not subject to pests with regular maintenance 
  • Toxicity: Toxic to humans and pets

Silver Sword Philodendron is prized for its striking silver-gray foliage, adding a touch of elegance to any indoor setting. With its low-maintenance nature and tolerance to a variety of light conditions, it's an ideal choice for growers of all skill levels. Whether placed in bright, indirect light or lower light environments, this resilient plant thrives, making it a versatile and stunning addition to any plant collection.