Philodendron hastatum are part of the Araceae family and are native to Brazil. Philodendron hastatum are on the endangered species list due to habitat loss. This plant has long arrow-shaped leaves which are almost glossy with a blue-grey hue. This plant prefers to climb, so a trellis or moss pole would useful to aid growth.
Height: Approximately 40cm from base of pot.
Available in other sizes.
This plant is toxic, keep out of reach of pets and children.
How do you care for Philodendron hastatum?
Philodendrons thrive in warm temperatures, 18-23°C is ideal. Bright, indirect light is best but they're able to succeed in shadier conditions. Philodendron hastatum need a warm and humid environment. You can increase humidity by misting the leaves, grouping plants together or placing the plant on a tray of pebbles which are half-submerged in water.
Allow the top two inches of the soil to dry out between waterings - always check the soil before watering. Feed Philodendrons with a balanced liquid houseplant fertiliser; water with fertiliser every month during the summer and every 6-8 weeks in autumn and winter.
How do you propagate a Philodendron ‘Silver Sword’?
Propagate a Philodendron ‘Silver Sword’ in water by removing a 6-inch stem from the plant which has at least 2-3 nodes on it. Place the cutting in water and leave for up to a month in a warm place. After this time small white roots should appear at the cut ends of the stem and you’ll then be able to place the cutting in a pot with well-draining potting mix.
How big does a Philodendron hastatum get?
Philodendron hastatum can grow up to 2m tall.