Heartleaf Philodendron Features
The Heartleaf Philodendron is quite possibly the perfect plant for people who are terrible with plants. They are some of the easiest houseplants to keep alive because of the low maintenance requirements. Their leaves come in a variety of beautiful shades and tones that delight everyone that sees them. They also can be easily kept as small bushy plants or gorgeous trailers. Either way, this is the plant you need in your home.
The Heartleaf Philodendron will grow fine in almost all lighting conditions, from low-light to bright light. However, plants that receive medium or bright indirect light will grow faster a produce more leaves. About the only place that these beauties don’t like to be in is direct sunlight. It will scorch their leaves.
Water and Soil
Heartleaf Philodendrons like a moderate amount of soil moisture, so watering when the soil’s top inch has dried out is ideal. If you notice your leaves drooping, it can be caused by overwatering and underwatering, so it is better to water based on the soil’s dryness and not the leaves. Heartleaf Philodendrons like well-draining potting soil that’s rich in organic matter. Having a well-draining potting mix is essential to ensure that the water can drain and not cause root rot. Replacing your soil every couple of years helps maintain your plant’s health because they are sensitive to salts that collect as you water.
The Heartleaf Philodendron will benefit from a little extra food each month. Using a balanced liquid fertilizer during the growing season in spring and summer will give you the best results. In the fall and winter, reduce the amount of feeding to every two months.
Temperature and Humidity
The Heartleaf Philodendron is a tropical plant, and they need to avoid temperatures below 55° F. It’s best to place them away from areas with chilly drafts, such as an air-conditioning vent or a drafty window. These plants do like humidity, so it’s best to boost our dry Colorado climate’s humidity. Misting the plant every few days with water from a spray bottle can help, or placing on a tray of pebbles filled with water. Ensure that the container’s bottom isn’t touching the water, which can lead to root rot.
The Heartleaf Philodendron, like most houseplants, are mildly toxic if eaten. That means it may cause some mild discomfort when eaten. Keep away from animals and children.
At City Floral Garden Center, you’ll find tons of philodendrons and other great houseplants. Come check out our philodendrons and take one of these beauties home.