Philodendron hederaceum | Philodendron 'Micans'
Philodendron hederaceum, a trailing vine native to North, Central and South America and the Caribbean, has long been one of the worlds most popular houseplants. In the wild, Philodendron love to climb up trees, and they receive indirect, dappled sunlight due to the foliage canopy protecting them. This plants leaves are heart shaped, giving it the nickname “sweetheart vine” or “heartleaf” philodendron. Because it can tolerate lower light and a bit of neglect, philodendron are great plants for offices, homes and dorm rooms, and are an excellent choice for a new plant owner.
(Including Nursery Pot)
Unrooted Cutting: 2-3 Nodes per Fresh Cutting (Wrapped in moist sphagnum moss for shipping)
4" Nursery Pot: 6" H x 6" W
Most varieties of upright Philodendrons thrive in medium to bright indirect light. Direct, harsh light may cause leaf burn and should be avoided. Some upright Philodendron’s are suitable for lower light exposures, but variegated varieties such as ‘Birkin’ will need brighter light to maintain their variegated growth.
Upright philodendrons can typically stand to dry out a bit more than their trailing cousins, since their stems and leaves tend to be a bit thicker. Allow the top 2-3” of soil to dry between waterings. Philodendrons need well-draining soil. Amending a standard potting mix with peat or coco coir for moisture absorbency and perlite or charcoal for drainage works well.
Temperature and Humidity
Philodendron houseplants prefer a indoor growing temperatures of between 65 and 85 degrees F. These plants prefer high humidity, but generally do just fine in the lower to moderate humidity found in most homes. Providing your plant with extra humidity through a pebble tray or humidifier is encouraged for optimal health and faster growth.
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