Philodendron hederaceum var. hederaceum was previously known as Philodendron micans and is also known as 'Velvet Leaf Philodendron'. It's a member of the Araceae family and is known for its heart shaped leaves and velvet look. These plants are typically found in Central and South America.
This Philodendron is vining but can get a little bit leggy so benefit from being cut back. Philodendron hederaceum var. hederaceum are very easy to propagate, just cut below a node and put the cutting into water.
Foliage: Approximately 35cm
Secrets to success
Temperature: Optimum temperature range 18°C-25°C.
Light: Bright indirect light.
Watering: Allow to dry out a little between waterings.
Air humidity: This plant requires moderate humidity, this can be achieved by grouping plants together or placing the plant on a tray of watered pebbles.
Fertilising: Feed every 3-4 weeks in spring and summer, dilute fertiliser to have the recommended dosage.
Potting mix: A well draining mix, with perlite or pumice and orchid bark.
This plant is toxic, keep out of reach of pets and children