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Philodendron Cordatum Heartleaf

Philodendron Cordatum Heartleaf

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Common Names: Cordatum heartleaf
Botanical Name: Philodendron cordatum

    Philodendron Cordatum Heartleaf Description

    The Heartleaf Philodendron is characterized by its dark green, glossy leaves that grow abundantly along slender, graceful vines. The leaves are shaped like hearts, giving the plant its name. It's a versatile plant that can be styled as a hanging plant, allowed to trail from a shelf, or trained to climb up a structure, making it a popular choice for both home and office spaces.

    Care Plan for Philodendron Cordatum Heartleaf

    Light: This plant prefers bright, indirect light but is highly adaptable and can also thrive in low light conditions. While it can tolerate lower light levels, growth may be less vigorous, and the leaves may become less vibrant. Avoid direct sunlight, as it can burn the leaves.

    Watering: Water the Heartleaf Philodendron when the top inch of soil feels dry. Ensure thorough watering, allowing excess water to drain away completely. Overwatering can lead to root rot, so it's important to let the soil dry out somewhat between waterings.

    Humidity: While this Philodendron does well in typical household humidity, it appreciates higher humidity if available. If your home is very dry, consider using a humidifier or occasionally misting the plant to increase moisture in the air.

    Temperature: Keep temperatures between 65-80°F (18-27°C). Avoid exposure to drafts and extreme cold, which can stress the plant and cause leaf drop.

    Child and Pet Safety: The Heartleaf Philodendron is toxic to both pets and humans if ingested. It contains calcium oxalate crystals that can irritate the mouth, tongue, and stomach, leading to swelling and discomfort. It is best to keep this plant out of reach of children and pets.

    General Tips: Fertilize every month during the growing season with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer diluted to half strength. Regularly prune back the vines to encourage fuller, bushier growth and to maintain the desired shape and size. Cleaning the leaves with a damp cloth can help remove dust and keep the plant looking fresh and vibrant.

     

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