Philodendron – Cordatum
- 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.
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."
Philodendron Cordatum houseplants should be watered when the first inch or two of soil feels dry.
The Philodendron Cordatum prefers warm temperatures, 65⁰F to 80⁰F degrees. Do not expose to temperatures below 50⁰F.
Fertilize Philodendron Cordatum during the growing season, spring through fall, once a month.
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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