Philodendron Cordatum

Description

Philodendron cordatum, is an uncommon, toxic species not often found or offered as a houseplant. It is native to a small region in Southeastern coastal Brazil, not far from Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. It is an epiphytic and epilithic species of Philodendron.

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Philodendron Cordatum Care

Overview

Humidity
50% - 60%
Light
Medium (Light - Indirect)
Soil
Mix soil
Temperature
15 - 24
Watering
Medium

Humidity

Basic household humidity is fine for your Philodendron Cordatum, but higher humidity will encourage larger leaves. Your plant will benefit from an occasional misting.

Light

The Philodendron Cordatum can cope with low light conditions, but grows faster and produces more leaves bright indirect light. Do not put it in direct sunlight-the sun will burn the foliage.

Soil

Loose, well-drained soil that is high in organic matter. Use a good quality, fast draining, loose soil that contains a substantial amount of organic material.

Temperature

Philodendron Cordatum like warm temperatures above 55°F (12.8°C). Keep these plants away from drafts and open doors especially during the winter.

Watering

Always allow the top 50% of the soil to dry out before watering a Philodendron. When watering, cover the entire surface to prevent leaf problems because of dry soil areas.

Fertilizing

Feed your Philodendron Cordatum monthly in the spring and summer with a basic houseplant food diluted to half the recommended strength. Fertilize every other month in the fall and winter months.

Propagation

Propagate using Stem Cuttings.