Description for Philodendron Cordatum (Green, Hanging basket)
Philodendron is an evergreen climber, with heart-shaped glossy leaves long leaf-stalk. The leaves have extremely pointed tips. The leaves look slightly brownish and almost transparent when they are emerging, but they quickly become deep green as they grow to maturity.
Twining stems of this plant will either trail from a pot or climb up a column if given support. Spathes of white flowers appear in mature plants and flowers infrequently appear on mature indoor plants.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Philodendron cordatum||White||Any time of the year but mainly in summer (Rarely flowers indoor)||Up to 20 feet||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
The Heartleaf Philodendron is an evergreen vine that thrives in partial shade at moderate temperatures. In tropical regions it can survive outside, however, in most place, it is used strictly as a houseplant. The soil surrounding the Philodendron must be kept moist but not soggy.
|Bright filtered or indirect light||Well-drained sandy soil||Moderately||Minimum 15 degrees C||Feed every month from during spring and summer especially when new leaves are growing.|
Caring for Philodendron Cordatum
- Place in bright indirect light. Avoid full sun.
- Water regularly during the growing season, but reduce watering in fall to late winter.
- Pinch trailing stems to promote bushier growth.
Typical uses of Philodendron Cordatum
Special features: Foliage
Culinary use: NA
Ornamental use: The plant is used as an ornamental plant.
Medicinal use: NA