Heart Leaf Philodendron "Brasil" (Hederaceum) -  - Wild Lark - Wild Lark
Heart Leaf Philodendron "Brasil" (Hederaceum) -  - Wild Lark - Wild Lark
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Heart Leaf Philodendron "Brasil" (Hederaceum)

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Brasil Heart Leaf Philodendron (Philodendron hederaceum 'Brasil') is a popular, low-maintenance houseplant with heart-shaped leaves featuring a striking yellow-green variegation. This easy-to-grow plant adds a touch of tropical beauty to your indoor space. Follow these care instructions to keep your Brasil Heart Leaf Philodendron healthy and thriving:

  1. Light: Place your Brasil Heart Leaf Philodendron in a location with bright, indirect light. While it can tolerate low light conditions, the variegation on the leaves may become less pronounced. Avoid direct sunlight, as it can scorch the leaves.

  2. Water: Water your philodendron when the top 1-2 inches of soil feels dry to the touch. Water thoroughly until it drains from the bottom of the pot, and then allow the excess water to drain completely. Avoid overwatering, as this can lead to root rot. This plant prefers slightly moist soil but can tolerate short periods of dryness.

  3. Humidity: Brasil Heart Leaf Philodendron thrives in moderate to high humidity levels. It can tolerate average indoor humidity, but it will appreciate a boost, especially during dry winter months. To increase humidity, you can place a tray filled with water and pebbles underneath the pot, mist the leaves occasionally, or use a humidifier.

  4. Temperature: Maintain a temperature range of 65-85°F (18-29°C) for optimal growth. This plant can tolerate a range of temperatures but avoid exposing it to temperatures below 55°F (13°C) or sudden temperature changes.

  5. Fertilizer: Feed your Brasil Heart Leaf Philodendron with a balanced liquid fertilizer every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Use a half-strength solution to avoid over-fertilizing. Reduce feeding to once every 2-3 months during fall and winter.

  6. Pruning: Prune your philodendron as needed to maintain its shape and size. Remove any yellow or brown leaves and trim the tips if they become damaged. You can also pinch back the growing tips to encourage bushier growth.

  7. Repotting: Repot your Brasil Heart Leaf Philodendron every 2-3 years or when the roots outgrow the pot. Choose a well-draining potting mix and a pot that is 1-2 inches larger in diameter than the current one. Be gentle when handling the roots, and water the plant thoroughly after repotting.

  8. Pest control: Keep an eye out for common pests such as spider mites, mealybugs, and scale insects. Treat any infestations with insecticidal soap or neem oil, following the manufacturer's instructions.

Pet-friendly or toxic to pets?

According to the ASPCA, the Heart Leaf Philodendron, including the Brasil variety, is toxic to cats and dogs. If ingested, it can cause symptoms such as oral irritation, swelling of the mouth, tongue, and lips, excessive drooling, vomiting, and difficulty swallowing due to the presence of insoluble calcium oxalates. It's best to keep your Brasil Heart Leaf Philodendron out of reach of pets to prevent any potential health issues. If you suspect your pet has ingested any part of the plant, contact your veterinarian immediately.