Deets: The Heartleaf philodendron is a popular house plant because it is extremely easy to grow. Its heart-shaped, glossy leaves emerge bronze, then quickly turn green. The leaves are typically 2-4 in (5-10 cm) long, and cover its long, slender stems that can grow to 4 ft (1.2 m) or more. Few house plants are as eager to climb as a heartleaf philodendron. If you allow the long stems to grow, put the plant in a hanging basket, or let it trail from a shelf.
Name(s): Heartleaf philodendron, Philodendron cordatum, sweetheart plant
Light: While the heartleaf prefers indirect sunlight, it will do well in almost any lighting condition. Even areas of low light can be fine, though the leaves will spread more and the colors won’t be as vibrant or glossy.
Water: The heartleaf philodendron likes a moist environment. In summertime, keep the soil moist but not soggy. In the wintertime, allow the top half-inch of soil to dry between waterings. You can spritz the leaves with water and wipe them down with a cloth to remove dust.
Grower: Beginners, all types.
Pet Friendly: No. Toxic to pets.
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