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Heartleaf Philodendron

SCENTIFIC NAME: Epipremnum aureum

KNOWN AS: Sweetheart Plant, Devil's Ivy, 'Cordatum'

CLIMATE (LOCATION): Caribbean, Central & South America | Tropical

DESCRIPTION: This is a popular plant that is often grown indoors. It has green leaves in the shape of a heart. People sometimes mistake it for a Pothos, but you can tell them apart because Heartleaf Philo have pointier leaves and are thinner and more delicate.

Heartleaf Philodendron Care

Watering
Water your plants thoroughly, but make sure to wait until the top inch or two dries out before watering again. In winter, water less often, letting the soil get up to 50% dry.
Lighting
Philodendron plants prefer medium to bright, indirect light. However, they can also survive in low light. Just be careful when watering and don't expect the plant to grow very much.
Humidity
This plant will like it if you give it more humidity.
Temperature
This plant can tolerate average indoor temperatures, but it may complain if it is cold or dry.
Toxicity
Heartleaf Philos can be poisonous to pets and people if they eat it. They will have a mouth and stomach irritation, and might vomit.
Propagation
All you need to propagate a Heartleaf Philo is a piece of stem with a node or aerial root. This is particularly easy to spot as you'll see one or a few brown knobs or full on wiggly root strands along the green stem. Try to cut just below this node and remove the lower leaves to ensure a clear stem before rooting. This cutting will grow roots directly in water and in just a few weeks! Once the roots are a couple inches long, you can pot up as you would with any plant.
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Heartleaf Philodendron Lighting Requirements: Medium Light (Medium Indirect Light) to High Light (Bright Indirect Light); Low Light Tolerant

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