Home Encyclopedia Care Guide Articles Application Download FAQ English
English
繁體中文
日本語
Español
Français
Deutsch
Pусский
Português
Italiano
한국어
Nederlands
العربية

Heartleaf philodendron

A species of Philodendrons
Botanical name : Philodendron hederaceum Genus : Philodendrons

Heartleaf philodendron, A species of Philodendrons
Botanical name: Philodendron hederaceum
Genus: Philodendrons
Heartleaf philodendron (Philodendron hederaceum)

Description

Philodendron hederaceum is an evergreen climbing plant originating from the West Indies. It is a widely cultivated houseplant, famous for its glossy, heart-shaped leaves, hence the common name heartleaf philodendron. It contains calcium oxalate crystals, so it can be mildly toxic when ingested.
Plant Type
Herb, Vine
Lifespan
Perennial
Bloom Time
Summer
Plant Height
3 - 6 m
* Disclaimer: Content feedback CAN NOT be used as any basis for EATING ANY PLANTS. Some plants can be VERY POISONOUS, please purchase edible plants through regular channels.

General Info

Name story

Heartleaf philodendron
Many people like to make this plant as an ornamental potted plant. Its unique heart-shaped leaves seem like they are expressing "love" all the time. The word, philodendron is derived from philódendros meaning "loving trees", so it is called heartleaf philodendron.

Symbolism

Health, abundance, growth, love of nature

Usages

Garden Use
Heartleaf philodendron is most often grown as a houseplant. However, you can grow it in outdoor gardens in warm climate zones where temperatures do not go below 4 ℃. The attractive, heart-shaped leaves, which sometimes turn bonze-colored when they first emerge, make this plant valuable for background interest.
Heartleaf philodendron (Philodendron hederaceum) Heartleaf philodendron (Philodendron hederaceum)
Botanist in your pocket
Scan QR code to download
Download