Heart Leaf Plant
Heartleaf philodendron is a popular house plant because it is extremely easy to grow. It’s also known as the Sweetheart Plant.
Heart-shaped, glossy leaves emerge bronze, then quickly turn green. The leaves are typically 2-4 in (5-10 cm) long, and cover its long, slender stems that can grow to 4 ft (1.2 m) or more.
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Heartleaf Philodendron Care Tips
Origin: South America
Height: Climbs or trails to 4 ft (1.2 m) or more.
Light: Moderate to bright light. Small leaves or long spaces between leaves show that the plant is not getting enough light. Move your philodendron plant to a brighter location, but not into direct sun.
Water: Keep soil lightly moist spring through fall. Allow surface to dry out between waterings in winter. Yellow leaves are caused by overwatering.
Humidity: Tolerant of dry air, but likes humidity. Mist foliage occasionally. Brown leaf tips are a symptom of dry air.
Temperature: Average room temperature 60-75°F/16-24°C
Soil: Peat moss-based mix, such as African violet potting mix.
Fertilizer: Feed monthly spring through fall with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted by half.
Propagation: Take stem tip cuttings in spring or early summer. It roots easily in water or moist soil.