HEARTLEAF PHILODENDRON CARE GUIDE
Love for the Heartleaf
The Heartleaf or Sweetheart Philodendron has dark green, shiny, heart-shaped leaves and looks great as a table or hanging plant. They can also be trained as vines. This philodendron is one of the most popular indoor plants used in homes and offices because they thrive on neglect and are almost impossible to kill.
It’s good for you!
Heartleaf Philodendrons remove formaldehyde, a chemical found in insulation, floor coverings, cleaning agents, pressed wood, and even paper towels from the air. (NASA Clean Air Study Guide)CARE FOR A HEARTLEAF NOW
Bright, indirect light is perfect for the plant, but it will live happily under a fluorescent light as well. This makes it an ideal office plant.
Can also tolerate and adapt to low light.
Water the plant well, especially during dry months. Watering once or twice a week should be enough to keep it moist. If you see yellow leaves, it means you’re overwatering. Avoid overwatering; it can lead to root rot.
It’s not too fussy and will tolerate dryness. However, a little extra humidity through light misting will give larger leaves. If you see brown leaf tips, it’s a sign of lack of humidity.
Average room temperatures between 65 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit are perfect for heartleaf philodendron.
Beware! Ingestion can cause severe discomfort and allergic reactions to both animals and humans, so keep it someplace where the children and pets can’t reach.
Prune your philodendron regularly for bushier growth. Also, keep an eye out for pests such as aphids and spider mites. Treat them right away before they eat up your plant, or move to other indoor plants.