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Scientific Name: Philodendron hederaceum 'Brasil'
Common Names: heartleaf philodendron
The Brazilan philodendron (or philodendron Brasil), like all heartleaf philodendrons, is known for its beautiful heart-shaped leaves! This is a fabulous low-light climbing plant that loves to grow up whatever you put near it for it to tie itself to and is wonderfully easy to care for.
This kind of philodendron is a hybrid of philodendron varieties that all come from the tropical regions of the Americas, which is where its green and golden yellow variegation comes from. It’s extremely popular, and with good reason - it’s a near fail-safe plant that has as standard care as an indoor plant ever had!
If you’d like to direct where this plant climbs, you can tie its vines to surfaces according to the path you would like it to climb along. Many plant owners choose to let it grow however it likes and are rewarded with an incredible amount of foliage, but if your space doesn’t allow for that look, don’t be afraid to trim it back! If you do, make sure you cut just below the hormone centers so you can gift your friends the cuttings or propagate them yourself for free new plants! (Here are our propagation tubes and rooting hormone powder to that end.)
Overall, your friendship with this plant is going to be a very rewarding experience!