Heart-Leaf Philodendron 'Brazil'
Philodendron hederaceum 'Brazil'
Sweetheart Plant 'Brazil'
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.
Generally not harvested.
Take stem tip or leaf bud cuttings.
Central America, Caribbean.
Soil PH preference
Neutral, Acid, Alkaline
Grown as a house plant in conservatories and used to provide tropical looking architectural interest in offices.
Generally disease free but can suffer scale insects.