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How to Grow Philodendron Cordatum

If you love plants with stunning and large foliage, then do not miss this guide on How to Grow Philodendron Cordatum!

How to Grow Philodendron Cordatum
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If you want a houseplant with large dark green and veined leaves, keep reading about How to Grow Philodendron Cordatum!

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Philodendron Cordatum Plant Information

  • The perennial plant belongs to the Araceae family which is best valued for its rich foliage.  
  • The plant does not bloom indoors; when grown outdoors, it may bloom from May to July. 
  • The heartleaf philodendron is often mistaken for philodendron hederaceum as they look very similar. However, cordatum’s leaves are darker and larger.

Propagating Philodendron Cordatum

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Growing Philodendron Cordatum from cuttings is the easiest way to multiply it. Snip 5-6 inches cutting from a healthy plant and plant it in a well-draining potting mix.

Water well and keep it where it gets bright but indirect light. For best results, do it in spring or summer. It will form new growth within 2-4 weeks.


Requirements for Growing Philodendron Cordatum

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Sunlight

Philodendron Cordatum grows best in the mix of shade and light, but expose it to the mild morning sun for 2-3 hours to expand the size of its leaves, making the veins prominent.

Avoid exposing it directly to the afternoon sun for long hours, as it will burn the foliage.

Soil

Use a well-draining growing medium rich in organic matter to grow Philodendron Cordatum. Adding a bit of compost and coco peat to the soil will also help.

Water

Always let the topsoil dry out a bit before you water the plant again. Do not water it daily as it will attract root rot. 

Temperature

Philodendron Cordatum grows best in the temperature range of 64-86°F or 18-30°C. Avoid exposing it to temperatures lower than 50F (10C). Also, keep it away from cold windows, drafts, or vents.

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Philodendron Cordatum Care

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Fertilizer

To boost the growth of Philodendron Cordatum, use a balanced liquid fertlizer, diluted to 1/4 of its strength, once in 6-8 weeks. Avoid feeding the plant in winter.

Pruning

Use clean scissors to trim back any damaged, dead, or diseased parts of the plant to make it look fuller and boost growth.

Pests and Diseases 

The plant is susceptible to spider mites, mealybugs, whiteflies, and scale bugs. Use an application of insecticidal soap to get rid of them.

Keeping the foliage dry and saving the plant from overwatering will keep it free of diseases.

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Toxicity

Philodendron Cordatum contains calcium oxalate crystals, which can irritate the mouth if the leaves are ingested. To be safe, keep it away from curious pets and children.

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