Philodendron Hederaceum Brasil 180mm
The Philodendron Hederaceum Brasil is an easy vining form of Philodendron with a beautiful light green variegation through the centre of their dark green leaves. The striking heart shaped leaves look high maintenance, but the Brasil grows well indoors even in our Canberra climate and suits new plant parents or green thumbs alike.
Care Level - Easy. Tolerating most indoor light conditions, uneven watering schedules and not prone to pests, the Brasil is perfect for beginners or green thumbs alike.
Light - The Brasil will tolerate low to bright light, but it will thrive in bright indirect light so for the best growth, keep closer to a window. Hot sun, such as western sun in warmer months can still lead to leaf burn, so keep an eye on position during summer.
Water - Water deeply around once a week, keeping soil moist but not letting the roots sit in water. Lesser in winter and more when soil is drying out quickly in our hot summers. This being said, this one is pretty hardy so missing the watering schedule isn’t going to have many consequences here.
Food - In warmer growing months, give a quality liquid fertiliser monthly for the best growth, but hold off during winter.
Propagation - The Brasil is a vine philodendron, so very easy to propagate. You can cut the stem either side of a leaf keeping the node, and sit the stem in water to grow roots in a well lit spot. Once the roots have grown a bit, the rooted cuttings can be potted up into soil to continue to grow. Best to prop in warmer months for best results.
Soil - Philodendron Brasil like a well draining soil, thats light, chunky but still retails moisture. Potting mix with added coco peat is great, and some perlite will assist in drainage. It will still tolerate many soil types so even a low quality potting mix isn’t going to make this guy throw a tantrum.
Pets - All philodendrons are toxic if eaten, so keep this one away from your fur babies if they are prone to eating your plants.
PLEASE NOTE: While we try to show photos of an average plant for this plant and pot size, as every plant is a living thing, plants will be slightly different in some way to the image shown. Plants are like humans, no one is perfect. Everyone is unique!
You can see these plants in person at our shop in Lonsdale Street in Braddon, Canberra. The Green Vine Plants is a locally owned small business, with a love for all things Green. We are passionate about plants, love the local Canberra community and want to grow Canberra's love for plants in our homes.