Philodendron 'Green' Cordatum

Philodendron cordatum 'Green'

$30.00 $36.00
Size: Small
Pot: Eco Planter
Grower
Ceramic
Eco Pot
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  • Pet Warning:Toxic To Ingest

  • Care Level:Plays Hard to Get

  • Overall Size: 4" to 6" W 6" to 7" H

The emerald, heart-shaped leaves of the Philodendron cordatum 'Green' are a great beginner's plant. They're easy to thrive in medium to bright indirect light while letting the soil dry out a bit in between. Hang it from the ceiling or shelf or train it to climb up a pole! The shiny green leaves cascade over a container and make a beautiful display in any space.

Plant - Philodendron
Plant - Philodendron

About Philodendron 'Green' Cordatum

Philodendrons produce two aerial and underground roots. The aerial roots help it to climb and collect water in the air. The underground roots accumulate the soil's nutrients and reach as far as 60 feet in the wild. This makes it an excellent plant to hang on a shelf or train up a moss pole!

Care Level: Plays Hard to Get

Easy with extra attention

Pet Friendly: Warning

Toxic to pets

Origins

Central America, Carribean islands

Fun Facts

Philodendrons produce two aerial and underground roots. The aerial roots help it to climb and collect water in the air. The underground roots accumulate the soil's nutrients and reach as far as 60 feet in the wild. The greek word origination of 'philo' means brotherly love! This plant is a food source for monkeys and bats in the tropics.

Plant - Philodendron

Great For Spaces That…

  • Great for spaces with partial shade patios
  • Great for spaces with higher ceilings
  • Great for space with room for a grouping of plants
  • Great for spaces with medium indirect light

Philodendron cordatum 'Green' Care Guide

  • Medium

    Indoors: Medium to bright, in direct light. Outdoors: Partial shade and 2-6 hours of sun.

  • Medium

    Allow the soil's moisture level to dry in the top half of the container and then water.

  • Medium

    Apply some spritz to keep me happy!

  • 65 to 90

    The Philodendron grows in its original environment at warm temperatures. Keep this plant away from any cold drafts or heating and air vents.

  • 9|10|11

    Take inside where temperatures fall below 59°F.

  • Monthly

    Add a balanced liquid fertilizer at a quarter strength when watering indoors during the growing season between spring and summer. Give it a rest during the winter months.

  • 2 Years

    When the plant is root-bound and ready to repot (early spring before growth starts), obtain a 2" bigger container in diameter and slightly deeper than the existing planter. (A bigger pot will eventually cause overwatering and a slower time for the soil to dry out.) 

    Trim off any dead, damaged, or diseased leaves or stems. 

    Carefully lift the vines and prop on top of the container to protect the hanging branches. Another set of hands may be advantageous for this process. 

    Use an indoor container mix that is well-draining mixed with one-third peat moss and one-third perlite. Add soil to the bottom to elevate the root ball. 

    After watering an hour before repotting, lift the plant and release the roots against the existing planter. Inspect the root ball. 

    Notice if there are any dead or rotting roots and trim off with sterile pruners. If the plant is rootbound, cut through the roots to alleviate continued encircling. 

    Ensure the plant is sitting about 1" below the edge of the pot to avoid water spillage. Add more soil and backfill around the sides by tamping down. Do not cover the current level of soil on the plant but add soil up to this level.  

    Water thoroughly, leaving the soil damp but not soggy. Add more soil after watering if the soil settles around the edges.

  • Monthly

    To clean the leaves, put in a sink, and use filtered water in a watering container to shower over the leaves to knock the dust off. After cleaning the leaves, remove any dead leaves or debris on the surface of the soil. At this time, keep a lookout for pests and treat or remove them. Refreshen soil mixture if needed.

    Prune away dead, damaged, or diseased leaves down to the stem base with sterile pruners. Maintain the long vines as a full and bushy vine by trimming every few months or leave them to grow longer. As they thin out on the stem, trim back. Use the cuttings to propagate more plants!

  • Cuttings

     

    Take stem cuttings from the parent plant. Cut with sterile scissors below the leaf node with at least two joints. Dip in rooting hormone and place it in moist soilless potting soil. Cover with a clear plastic bag to retain moisture and humidity while it roots. Keep the cutting in warm, medium to bright indirect light. After three weeks, check the rooting of the baby cutting by pulling gently on the leaf. If its snug, then roots are forming. Keep it covered until new growth appears. Remove the clear bag at this point and keep moist and humidity levels high while it matures.

    Alternatively, place root cuttings in a container with water and maintain indoor temperatures at 65° to 72° F. Change the water weekly as the roots form to eliminate bacteria from forming.  The cuttings will root within a four to eight week time period.  Once there is a significant root mass of 3-4 inches, transplant into a container mix in a 4-6" pot.

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