Philodendron Scandens Oxycardium, Heart-Leaf Philodendron - Plant
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Description for Philodendron Scandens Oxycardium, Heart-Leaf Philodendron
Philodendron Scandens Oxycardium is the synonym of Philodendron hederaceum var. oxycardium. Indoors are more often seen in the 4 feet tall range. Features bright, glossy, heart-shaped, dark green leaves that may have a bronze tinge on emerging. Twining stems of this plant will either trail from a pot or climb up a column if given support. Greenish-white arum family flowers infrequently appear on mature indoor plants.
Planting and care
Philodendron hederaceum is native to Mexico, West Indies and Brazil. 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 scandens must be kept moist but not soggy.
Caring for Philodendron Scandens Oxycardium
- 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 Scandens Oxycardium
Special features: Foliage
Culinary use: NA
Ornamental use: The plant is used as an ornamental plant.
Medicinal use: NA
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