English name:Green Sweetheart Plant
Latin name:Philodendron scandens
About me:My beautiful heart shaped leaves are what gives me my name. I am often mistaken for a pothos but the tips of my leaves are pointier and glossy.
Useful to know:
I originate from the Caribbean, Colombia and Venezuela, but today I'm also grown in Asia.
I can grow as tall as 4m if I'm cared for well.
I prefer medium light: not too bright and not too shady. But I am more tolerant of shade than others.
Keep my soil moist but I am more tolerant of drought than overwatering. Little and often is best.
Keep me warm and away from draughts. I shouldn't be in a room lower than about 14 degrees.
Give me some weak, all-purpose fertiliser during the warmer months.
Just give my leaves a wipe if dust builds up so I can breathe properly.
If I'm getting too long or a bit straggly, take sharp shears and give me a trim.
Keep me away from pets and children.