Philodendron hederaceum 'Brasil'
Also known as
Philodendron Brazil, Heart-Leaf Philodendron 'Brazil', Sweetheart Plant 'Brasil', Sweetheart Plant 'Brazil'
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10 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
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Philodendron Brasil Overview
Philodendron hederaceum 'Brasil' is an attractive, evergreen 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. Philodendron Brasil 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. Toxic to both humans and pets. Can also be a skin irritant.
Common problems with Philodendron Brasil
Generally disease free but can suffer scale insects.
How to harvest Philodendron Brasil
Generally not harvested.
How to propagate Philodendron Brasil
Take stem tip or leaf bud cuttings.
Special features of Philodendron Brasil
Other uses of Philodendron Brasil
Grown as a house plant in conservatories and used to provide tropical looking architectural interest in offices.