Philodendron Cordatum Plant Care

Philodendron – Cordatum 

    Commonly Known As:
  • Heart Leaf Philodendron,
  • Sweetheart Plant

Philodendron hederaceum are also known as Heart Leaf. The Philodendron Cordatum,- is a beautiful vining plant native to South America. It grows relatively quickly and can be hung as a beautiful basket or trained to climb trellises or moss poles. Its foliage can begin as a deep burgundy when new leaves unfurl, and then settles into a beautiful deep green.

  • light

    This houseplant likes medium to low light but Philodendron Cordatum are happiest in bright indirect light. That means a few feet away from a bright window, filtered by thin curtains or blinds. Do not expose to direct sun light or the leaves may "burn."

  • water

    Philodendron Cordatum houseplants should be watered when the first inch or two of soil feels dry.

  • temperature

    The Philodendron Cordatum prefers warm temperatures, 65⁰F to 80⁰F degrees. Do not expose to temperatures below 50⁰F.

  • fertilizer

    Fertilize Philodendron Cordatum during the growing season, spring through fall, once a month.

    Plant Facts
  • If you cut the leaves off of a Philodendron Cordatum and put them in a vase, they can survive for months. Make sure to change the water out once a week though.

  • If your Philodendron Cordatum is turning yellow, it means that the plant is either over watered or under watered.

  • If your Philodendron Cordatum outgrows your space, you can prune it back. i.e. trim it without dying.

  • Native to Southeastern Brazil

  • Difficulty level: Easy

  • As with most tropical plants, Philodendrons are toxic and should be kept away from pets and children.

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