- Philodendron hederaceum, is a species of flowering plant in the family Araceae, native to Central America and the Caribbean.
- While it can survive in low light conditions your Brasil will show its variegation best in medium to bright indirect light. Too much direct sun will cause leaf burn.
- Water about once a week and allow the topsoil to dry out between waterings. Avoid overwatering, and note that your watering schedule may be less frequent during winter months.
- They like a rich, somewhat chunky soil mix with a good dose of peat that drains well. You don’t want the roots to stay too wet otherwise they’ll rot. A good mixture would be 1/2 potting soil, ¼ coco coir (which is also called coco fiber), and 1/4 pumice/perlite.
- They are toxic to both dogs and cats if ingested. Symptoms of philodendron poisoning include oral irritation, swelling, vomiting, trouble breathing, and excessive drooling.
- Using sharp, clean scissors, cut an inch or two below a node. Fill a glass or small container with water. Submerge only the stem of the vine, any leaves that are sitting in the water will rot. Avoid any direct sun. You may need to change the water out every few days to keep it fresh. After a week or so, transfer to indoor potting soil. During the first few weeks, or until your plant feels firmly rooted in its soil, regularly water and drain your Philodendron.