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Philodendron scandens

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Belonging to the Philodendron genus, Heart leaf philodendron has a botanical name of Philodendron scandens. The botanical name epithet scandens means 'climbing'.

This philodendron has glossy heart shaped leaves and can be perfectly at home in a hanging basket. If given the right place it will climb on a wall or if outdoors on a tree. It can grow in water or in soil.

Leaves appear approximately as a   Ao green and   Hunter green

It is a non-edible houseplant / ornamental that typically grows as an evergreen, which is defined as a plant that retains leaves throughout the year.

Normally grows with a climber-like habit.

Mexico is believed to be where Heart leaf philodendron originates from.

Due to how easy it is to grow in a variety of conditions, Heart leaf philodendron is great for beginner gardeners and those that like low maintainance gardens.

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Heart leaf philodendron have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Heart leaf philodendron

  • Dappled Sun

  • Indoor

  • Medium

This is a very easy houseplant – or outdoor grower in higher zones (9+). It will climb if given opportunity and leaves will get much larger in these circumstances. Otherwise, leaves will stay small along a creeping or hanging vine.

If grown up or allowed to climb a wall or tree the leaves keep getting bigger.

When growing in a container indoors, pinch your plant to allow it to branch; otherwise it will grow with a single long stem. Always pinch above a leaf node. A new stem will grow from that node.

Feed monthly spring through fall with a balanced liquid fertilizer.

Try to plant in a location that enjoys dappled sun / indoor lighting and remember to water moderately. Use Zone 9 - Zone 12 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Keep in mind when planting that Heart leaf philodendron is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside.

See our list of companion Plants for Heart leaf philodendron to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Heart leaf philodendron from seed

Propagation is by stem cuttings taken in spring or early summer. Roots easily in water or moist soil.1

Transplanting Heart leaf philodendron

As Heart leaf philodendron is tender, ensure temperatures are mild enough to plant out - wait until after your last frost date to be on the safe side.

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Heart leaf philodendron Etymology

The botanical epithet is from the Latin scandens meaning “climbing”

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