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Philodendron Micans

Philodendron hederaceum 'Micans'

Also known as

Heart-Leaf Philodendron, Heart-Leaf, Sweetheart Plant, Velvet Leaf Philodendron, Vilevine

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Partial Shade
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Tender

12b

USDA zone

13°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

4m

Max

1m

2.5m

Min

50cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Overview

Philodendron hederaceum 'Micans' is also known by the names Philodendron Micans, Heart-Leaf Philodendron and Sweetheart Plant. These common names are confusingly shared with a related species, P. cordatum. However, these are distinct plants and originate from different areas of the world. This plant originates from Central America and parts of the Caribbean and is a commonly grown houseplant in many places, including the UK. Historically, it was known as Philodendron scandens, however this name is now considered a synonym and is no longer commonly used. It is an evergreen climber that can reach 4m in height, given ideal growing conditions. It has slender-pointed, heart-shaped, velvety green leaves measuring up to 30 cm long. Mature plants may produce green and white flower spathes, measuring around 15cm in length. Toxic to both humans and pets. Can also be a skin irritant.

Common problems

Harvesting

Generally not harvested.

Propagation

Seed

Cuttings

Take stem tip or leaf bud cuttings.

Layering

Special Features

Indoor plant

Attractive leaves

Pot plant

Uses

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

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