Sweetheart Vine

Philodendron hederaceum 'Lemon Lime'

Size: Small
Pot: Eco Planter

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  • Pet Warning:Toxic To Ingest

  • Care Level:I'm Easy

  • Overall Size: 6" to 8" W 8" to 9" H

Philodendron 'Lemon Lime' is extremely easy to grow-no green thumb required! Tolerant of low-medium light, but prefers to receive bright indirect light. Philodendron domesticum has chartreuse foliage. Its leaves offer an electric pinkish yellow coloring, developing to a deep lemon and finally to lime green as they age. Tolerant of a wide range of light conditions, this plant is a prolific grower, producing long cascading vines that can easily reach the floor.

Plant - Sweetheart Vine
Plant - Sweetheart Vine

About Sweetheart Vine

You could say that this plant started the indoor plant trend! It was brought to the Kew Gardens in London from the Caribbean as a specimen by Captain William Bligh in 1793. In the early 1900's, the Philodendron was sold at Woolworth's for the first time for 5 cents, each launching it as a new accessory piece in the home.

Care Level: I'm Easy

Super easy to care for and perfect for beginners.

Pet Friendly: Warning

Toxic to pets if ingested.

Bloom: No

Plant - Sweetheart Vine

Great For Spaces That…

  • Great for spaces with partial shade patios
  • Great for spaces with high humidity environment or climate
  • Great for space with room for a grouping of plants
  • Great for spaces with medium indirect light

Philodendron hederaceum 'Lemon Lime' Care Guide

  • Medium

    This plant loves low to medium indirect light.

  • Low

    Allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings.

  • High

    Pothos love high levels of humidity. Spritz occasionally.

  • 65 to 80

    Average comfortable room temperatures will be sufficient. These plants do not like cold temperatures under 55°F.

  • 10|11|12

    Outdoors in morning sun part shade(4-6 hours), where nights are above 55°F. If using in a container, it can only be used as an annual up to Zone 10 and then brought inside during the colder months.

  • Monthly

    Water the plant before fertilizing to avoid fertilizer burn. Fertilize once a month by using a diluted liquid fertilizer.Use half the recommended strength. Fertilize in the spring and summer months but let the plant rest in the fall and winter.

  • 2 Years

    When the plant is rootbound and ready to repot (early spring before growth starts), plant in a 2" bigger container in diameter and slightly deeper than the existing planter. Use an indoor container mix that is well-draining. Add soil to the bottom to elevate the root ball. Lift the plant and 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. Replant and water thoroughly, leaving the soil damp but not soggy. Add more soil after watering if the soil settles.

  • 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. Propagation

  • Stem Cutting

    To propagate this plant during the growing season, take a stem cutting in the early spring. With the cutting, remove the bottom leaves up 2-3 inches to expose the stem. Place the stem in a glass jar and fill with filtered water and watch the roots grow! Replace and freshen the water each week. After the roots are several months old, add to moistened potting soil, continue to water, and give it the lighting requirements.

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