Common Name: Heart leaf Philodendron, Velvet Philodendron, Philodendron Hederaceum 'Brasil', Vilevine
Botanical Name: Philodendron hederaceum var. oxycardium
Other names: Philodendron Brasil
Origin: Central America, Carribean
If you are looking to add some elegance to your showcase or bookshelf or balcony, then this evergreen Caribbean beauty is just the right plant for you. Apart from being a low maintenance & fast-growing plant, Philodendron Brasil is also an excellent air purifier because of its dense bushy structure. It is loved among planters for its heart-shaped leaves having dark green color with a yellow painting like art in the center. Though it is strictly used as a houseplant, it can survive outside as long as it is not exposed to too much of heat. All these qualities, along with its graceful trailing vines, makes this plant an easy choice for anyone and everyone.
Growth Habits: Up to 3 - 6 meters long
Soil Requirement: well drained sandy soil
Watering Schedule: Twice a week
Light condition: Bright indirect light
Ideal Temperature: Anywhere between 16 - 32 degree Celsius
Repotting instructions: Repotting in required when you see the roots growing out of its current container or you can simply do it every 3 years to provide fresh soil and nutrients.
Suitable Locations:Locations where it can receive indirect sunlight like shaded balcony, living room, window, etc.
• Too much heat can damage the leaves of this plant. So, try to keep it at a place where it can receive indirect sunlight. • Water regularly except during winter and rainy season. • You can trim this plant once in a while to streamline its growth. • Best to keep this plant away from the reach of your children and pets as the leaves might cause skin irritation or some burning sensation, if ingested.