Philodendron Heart Leaf Green is native to Mexico, West Indies, and Brazil. It is often called heart leaf philodendron and is perhaps the most popular philodendron sold in commerce today. In its natural habitat, plants will grow to 20’ tall but indoors are more often seen in the 4’ tall range. Features bright, glossy, heart-shaped, dark green leaves that may have a bronze tinge on emerging. Leaves on juvenile plants typically grow to 4” long but increase in size up to 12” on mature plants. The twining stems of this plant will either trail from a pot or climb up a column if given support. Greenish-white arum family flowers infrequently appear on mature indoor plants.
Planting & Caring –
easy-to-grow indoor plant. Use a soil-based potting mix. Place in bright indirect light. Avoid full sun. Tolerant of shade, but if conditions are too dark, stems become spindly. Water regularly in the growing season, but reduce watering in fall to late winter. Pinch trailing stems to promote bushier growth. Propagate by stem cuttings in spring.