It is an evergreen climber. It is often called heartleaf philodendron and is perhaps the most popular philodendron sold in commerce today.
||Philodendron Scandens Oxycardium, Heart-Leaf Philodendron - Plant
||4 inch (10 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)
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.
||9 inch (23 cm)
||5 inch (13 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
||Heartleaf philodendron, Oxycardium philodendron, Vilevine
|Maximum Reachable Height
||Up to 20 feet
||Any time of the year but mainly in summer (Rarely flowers indoor)
||Easy to grow
Planting and carePlace 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.
Philodendron Scandens Oxycardium 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.
||Bright filtered or indirect light
||Sandy soil that drains quickly. Use a soil-based potting mix.
||Minimum 15 degrees C
||Feed every month from during spring and summer especially when new leaves are growing.
Philodendron Scandens Oxycardium special feature
Philodendron Scandens Oxycardium uses
- The plant is used as an ornamental plant