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Silver Sword Philodendron

English name:

Silver Sword Philodendron

Latin name:

Phildendron hastatum

About me:

My common name refers to my silver-blue-tinged leaves and sword-like leaf shape.

Useful to know:

Origin

I come from the tropical forests of Brazil.

Height/Growth

I can grow to about 1m in height indoors.

Light

Bright, indirect light suits me best but I can handle lower light levels too.

Water

I like my soil to kept moist but never wet.

Temperature

Room temperatures of 16-24°C are perfect.

Feeding

Feed me once a month between spring and autumn.

Grooming

I like the occasional shower to get the dust off my leaves and get refreshed.

Care

In the wild I'm a climbing vine so I will eventually need a support to grow upright in your home.

Toxicity

I am toxic so please don't eat me.

Fact

Although you can buy me as a houseplant grown in Europe, I feature on the Red List of endangered species in my native country Brazil.

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