Heart leaf philodendron (Philodendron scandens): Indoor Ornamental Plant

Philodendron scandens

Philodendron scandens also known as heartleaf philodendron belongs to the family Arecaceae. This is one of the most widely used indoor decorative plants known for its beautiful heart-shaped leaves. Therefore, also called heart leaf philodendron. The plant Philodendron scandens can survive both indoor and outdoor under the indirect sun with little maintenance. This is an evergreen, herbaceous vine and is used for potted plants, totem poles, and hanging baskets.

Scientific name Philodendron scandens oxycardium

Common name Heart-leaf Philodendron

Spread Medium

Temperature Medium to low

Light Low to medium

Propagation Tip or Nodal cutting

Toxicity to Cats

About Heart leaf philodendron 

The plant heart leaf Philodendron is a climber herbaceous. Can grow and spread depending upon the care and amount of soil.

This plant requires low light for its growth and can grow very well in shades or indirect sunlight. Watering the plant only when topsoil becomes dry. For good growth in the indoor environment keep watering every third or fourth day.

Heart leaf Philodendron grows well in aerated soil with fortified humus and sand mixture. Fertilize the plant once a year when they are in a growing phase. Propagation is easy by stem cutting with five or six nubs. The plant causes lethal poisoning in cats. The plant mainly the trunk and leaves contain calcium oxalate and protein degrading enzymes. Along with watering keep cleaning the leaves of the plants for their healthy growth. Cut the long vines to make the plant denser or the plant becomes leggy in appearance.

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