Heart-Leaf Philodendron 'Brazil'

Philodendron hederaceum 'Brazil'

Sweetheart Plant 'Brazil'

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Philodendron hederaceum 'Brazil' is an attractive perennial cultivar in the Araceae family. It was developed from the species Philodendron hederaceum, which was historically known as Philodendron scandens, however this name is now considered a synonym and is no longer commonly used. This evergreen cultivar may reach up to 1.2m in height. It has slim, heart-shaped, glossy green leaves splashed with irregular yellow-gold colouring. These are produced on trailing stems and this cultivar is attractive as a hanging plant, it can also have a climbing habit, provide a moss pole to encourage this form of growth. Mature plants may produce green-white flowers arranged in spathe structures. This tender species should be positioned in partial to shaded light, in well-draining, moist, soil high in organic matter for optimal growth. Originating from Mexico, Central America, South America and parts of the Caribbean, this tropical plant is a commonly grown houseplant in many areas, including the UK.
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Planning

Difficulty

Moderate

Harvesting

Generally not harvested.

Propagation

Cuttings

Take stem tip or leaf bud cuttings.

Special features

Indoor plant
Attractive leaves

Special features

Origin

Central America, Caribbean.

Natural climate

Tropical.

Environment

Light

Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Dry

Soil type

Chalk, Sand

Soil PH preference

Neutral, Acid, Alkaline

Frost hardiness

Tender

Uses

Notes

Grown as a house plant in conservatories and used to provide tropical looking architectural interest in offices.

Personality

Family

Araceae

Flower colour

White, Green

Scent

None

Problems

Generally disease free but can suffer scale insects.

Related Problems

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