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Philodendron Scandens Oxycardium, Heart-Leaf Philodendron - Plant

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Description

It is an evergreen climber. It is often called heartleaf philodendron and is perhaps the most popular philodendron sold in commerce today.

Sr Item name
1 Philodendron Scandens Oxycardium, Heart-Leaf Philodendron - Plant
2 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.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height 9 inch (23 cm)
Plant Spread 5 inch (13 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Heartleaf philodendron, Oxycardium philodendron, Vilevine
Maximum Reachable Height Up to 20 feet
Flower Colour Greenish-white
Bloom Time Any time of the year but mainly in summer (Rarely flowers indoor)
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and care

  • 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.

    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.

    Sunlight Bright filtered or indirect light
    Watering Moderate
    Soil Sandy soil that drains quickly. Use a soil-based potting mix.
    Temperature Minimum 15 degrees C
    Fertilizer Feed every month from during spring and summer especially when new leaves are growing.

    Philodendron Scandens Oxycardium special feature

    Foliage

    Philodendron Scandens Oxycardium uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • The plant is used as an ornamental plant
  • It contains

    SrItem name
    1Philodendron Scandens Oxycardium, Heart-Leaf Philodendron - Plant
    24 inch (10 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)

    Frequently Asked Questions

    When do Philodendron leaves split?

    Philodendron leaves split around the year, wherever it is getting 1-3 hrs of direct bright sunlight which is ideal for splitting and plant grow well.

    When to plant Philodendron cuttings?

    You can do cuttings of Philodendron plant in the early spring (February)to mid-summer(April) because this is the season in which philodendron grow actively.

    Do Philodendrons flower?

    Yes, Philodendrons flower in summer (April to July).

    When to trim Philodendron?

    You can trim Philodendron at any time of the year when you are observing this sign, yellowing of leaves, spindly growth, and some of the leaves are damaged.

    Philodendron when to water?

    Before water, Philodendron Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture. Apply water when topsoil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch.

    Does Philodendron climb?

    Yes, it climb they produce rootlets along the length of their stems that help them to climb.

    Can Philodendron grow from cuttings?

    Yes, Philodendron will grow from cuttings, take the cuttings with at least 2-3 node for better success rate.

    When to fertilize Philodendron?

    You can fertilize to your philodendron with any balanced organic fertilizer in main growing season(May-July).

    Is Philodendron money plant?

    No, Philodendron are not money plant, they resembles like money plant because of the same family Araceae, but both are belong to different genus.

    What is Philodendron plant?

    Philodendron is a large genus of flowering plants in the family Araceae. It is popularly grown as ornamental and indoor plants throughout the world. There are best known as cleaning the air according to NASA clean air study.There are 2 types of philodendron like climbing and non-climbing philodendron.

    Do Philodendrons need sunlight?

    Yes, it needs morning sunlight of 1-3 hours a day is ideal and plant grows well in indirect bright light for the rest of the day.

    Philodendron how to grow?

    Philodendron is grown by cuttings. Consider the following points to grow plant. 1. Pot size 4inches upper diameter with a drainage hole. 2. Sunlight- 1-3 hours of direct bright sunlight is required.  3. Soil- Soil or potting mixture should be well-drained, fertile and nutrient-rich. 4. Water-Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch.  5. Fertilizer - Apply any organic fertilizer once in a month. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com 

    Can Philodendron grow outside?

    Yes, you can grow philodendron outside wherever minimum of 1-3 hours of morning sunlight is available.

    Does Philodendron clean the air?

    Yes, according to NASA Clean Air Study Philodendron clean the air.

    When to repot Philodendron selloum?

    You can repot your Philodendron selloum when you see the following sign the roots are growing through the drainage hole at the bottom of the planter and if roots are pushing the plant up, out of the planter. If plant is growing slower than normal (different than dormant) and if plant is extremely top heavy, and falls over easily.

    Does Philodendron need full sun?

    No, Philodendron does not need full sun, it requires 1-3 hours of morning sunlight and plant grow well in bright light for rest of the day.

    Can Philodendron grow in low light?

    Yes, it can grow in low light, wherever indirect bright/artificial bright light are available.

    Can Philodendron grow in water?

    Yes, you can grow Philodendron in water only if you trained it to grow in water from the initial days(nursery)

    When do Philodendrons flower?

    It depend on the species of Philodendron but most of them flower after they mature(1 year)and they almost flower in every summer (May to July) but it varies from location to location.

    Does Philodendron flower?

    Yes, Philodendron flower, but they are mainly grown for foliage purposes.

    Do Philodendrons need a lot of light?

    No, Philodendrons need a minimum of 1-3 hours of morning sunlight and plants to grow well in bright light for the rest of the day.

    Philodendron how to care for?

    Philodendron plants are easy to care morning sunlight of 1-3 hours a day is ideal and plant grow well in bright light for rest of the day and well drained, fertile and nutrient rich soil. Apply water when the top soil (1-2 inch) in the pot feels dry to touch. Apply organic fertilizer once a month and immediately give water after applications of fertilizer.

    When to transplant Philodendron?

    You can transplant your Philodendron when you see the following sign the roots are growing through the drainage hole at the bottom of the planter and if roots are pushing the plant up, out of the planter. If plant is growing slower than normal (different than dormant) and if plant is extremely top heavy, and falls over easily.

    How to propagate Philodendron?

    Best way to propagate Philodendron plant are from cuttings, just select the branch with minimum 2-3 node and leaf and give them a slant cutting and place them in water or directly into potting mix in such a way that at least 1 node should be in water/potting mix, both will shows good result.

    Why are Philodendron leaves turning yellow?

    The less sunlight, overwatering or less watering, the plant does not get proper sunlight, Disease infestation can result in the Philodendron leaves turning into yellow.

    How fast does Philodendron grow?

    Philodendron can grow at very fast rate if the plant is provided with balance nutrient rich fertilizer and moisture. They can increase in more height if supported with moss stick, and on tree trunk etc.

    When to prune Philodendron?

    You can prune Philodendron at any time of the year when you are observing these sign, yellowing of leaves, spindly growth, and some of the leaves are damaged etc.

    Does Philodendron bloom?

    Yes, it bloom, but they are mainly grown for foliage purpose.

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