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Heart-Leaf Philodendron 'Brazil'

Philodendron hederaceum 'Brazil'

Also known as

Sweetheart Plant 'Brazil', Philodendron Brazil

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Partial Shade
Moderate care
Light watering


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size








10 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Heart-Leaf Philodendron 'Brazil' Overview

Philodendron hederaceum 'Brazil' 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 Brazil 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 Heart-Leaf Philodendron 'Brazil'

Generally disease free but can suffer scale insects.

How to harvest Heart-Leaf Philodendron 'Brazil'

Generally not harvested.

How to propagate Heart-Leaf Philodendron 'Brazil'



Take stem tip or leaf bud cuttings.

Special features of Heart-Leaf Philodendron 'Brazil'

Indoor plant

Attractive leaves

Pot plant

Other uses of Heart-Leaf Philodendron 'Brazil'

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