Written by Maggie
Dec 31 2020
Heartleaf philodendron is an evergreen grass vine native to Central America and the West Indies. The vine length is 3~6m, the buds have membranous bud sheath, alternate heart-shaped to long-shaped leaves, the leaves are 10~30cm long and 10~20cm wide. The inflorescence is of white flame, 10~15cm long, apex acute, base reddish, rarely flowering in cultivator.
Heartleaf philodendron has strong shade resistance, indoor relying on artificial lighting or outdoor wall shade, shade can grow normally. Potting medium dry water, open cultivation can be drenched without watering. Heartleaf philodendron growth is robust and usually no fertilizer is needed. Heartleaf philodendron propagation uses cuttings.
Strong negative resistant, Heartleaf philodendron can be used as shade wall greening. The method of attached column cultivation is often used in potted plants. Neutral wooden posts or cocoanut-wrapped water pipes are planted and the leaf-viewing potted plants are allowed to climb to become column-shaped ones for indoor green landscaping. Or plant them as hanging pots to admire the trailing foliage. In addition to the general original green leaves, there are also golden heart green leaves with golden yellow leaves 'Lemon Lime’ and spotted heart green leaves with irregular yellow and green spots 'Brasil'.
Native to Central and South America, Heartleaf philodendron grows in warm, moist rainforests. Heartleaf Philodendron enjoys a warm and humid climate and avoids the sun exposure. Heartleaf philodendron prefers moist, semi-overcast soil environments. It is warm, afraid of the cold, in 20-25℃ temperature range growth is good, the temperature should not be less than 5℃ over winter.
Heartleaf philodendron is mainly propagated by cutting, which is usually carried out from June to August every year. Layering method can also be used for seedling raising, which can be carried out from April to June every year. Although the survival rate of layering propagation is higher, the operation is more troublesome, so it is only suitable for small-scale reproduction.
Ornamental: beautiful leaf shape, evergreen four seasons, with tropical amorous feelings. Potted plants can be used for decoration in the living room, bedroom, dining room or wall blood cultivation in the garden; It is suitable for vertical greening of the end wall and tree trunk.
Ecology: Heartleaf Philodendron is one of the great air purification plants that removes airborne toxins such as formaldehyde, benzene, and trichloroethylene from the atmosphere.