Philodendron hederaceum is part of the Araceae family, its native range is Mexico to Tropical America. It has a hemi epiphytic growth habit. Leaves are green to dark-green and cordate in shape, they emerge from cataphylls. If provided with a moss pole for support, the size of leaves is likely to increase. ‘Lemon Lime’ is a cultivar of unknown origin, leaves are a bright chartreuse.
Genus name comes from the Greek ‘philo’ meaning loving and ‘dendro’ meaning tree. Specific epithet comes from the Latin ‘scando’, or ‘scandens’ meaning ‘I clamber, I climb, ascend.’
Pot: ø 12cm.
Foliage: Approximately 20cm.
Light: Bright indirect light, meaning the plant sees the sun for 0-4 hours per day - this could be through trees or a translucent curtain, it’s important for the plant to see the sky in order to thrive. If this plant is receiving lower light levels, there will be larger internodal spacing.
Water: Allow the first 2-3 inches of mix to dry out, pour water slowly over the top and allow the water to pass through the drainage holes.
Potting mix: A well draining mix composed of coco coir, perlite or vermiculite, orchid bark and worm castings.
Fertilising: Feed your plant every other watering during the growing season or when you observe active growth. You can dilute fertiliser to half the recommended amount but never add more.
Temperature: 21-27°C. No lower than 15°C.
Humidity: Philodendron prefer higher humidity but do well to adapt to average home humidity. You can increase humidity by placing the plant on a watered pebble tray or using a humidifier.
Philodendron are toxic, keep out of reach of pets and children.