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Brasil Philodendron

Philodendron hederaceum 'Brasil'
Heartleaf philodendron is an easy vine to grow and it tolerates lower light than many indoor plants.
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Quick Facts

  • Variegated, heart-shaped leaves
  • Long trailing vines
  • Makes a great gift


Heartleaf philodendron is an easy vine to grow and it tolerates lower light than many indoor plants. This cultivar features lovely variegated leaves in green and yellow. Grow it trailing from a hanging basket, climbing up a pole or trellis, or along a wall, or keep it pruned to a small bushy form as a tabletop plant.

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Leaf Color


Mature Height

Up to 20 inches

Mature Width

Up to 59 inches

Plant Care Tips

Planting Instructions
For plants that have filled their current containers, select a container one inch wider than the container your plant is currently growing in. For plants in 8-inch containers or larger, you can select a new container 2-3 inches larger. Plants that haven't filled out the soil in their current pots don't need a larger container, but can be repotted into a container of the same size or slipped into a cache pot to hide the plastic nursery container. Select a potting soil suitable for indoor plants, one that is light and drains freely. If the soil is dry, add enough water and mix it in to make the soil just damp. Add enough soil to the new container so that the top of the root ball will sit a bit below the rim of the container, 1/4-inch for smaller plants up to an inch for very large plants. This will help prevent spills when you water. Remove your plant from its old container and gently tease the roots from the surface of the root ball. Place the plant in the new container, adding or removing soil to bring the top of the root ball to the desired level. Add soil around the root ball, firming it in lightly. Water in to settle the soil, adding more if needed. Water your newly repotted plant lightly for the next several weeks while the roots are growing into the new soil. Indoor plants can be especially prone to rot from overwatering at this point.
General Care Description
Feed with a balanced liquid foliage houseplant fertilizer. Prune tips to encourage branching for a fuller plant.

Effort of Care


Soil Type

Prefers loose, well-drained soil formulated for indoor use.

Growth Rate


Light Needs

Best in bright indirect light, too much light can burn the leaves. If leaves become smaller, provide more light.

Water Needs

Water regularly, allowing soil surface to dry before watering again.

Disease and Pests

Mealybugs, Scale Insects

USDA Hardiness Zone



Medium to High


Average house temperatures 65-75�F (18-24�C)

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