The Green Sweetheart Plant is a vigorous grower and a long-life plant and hey can do well in low light conditions
The name comes from its beautiful heart-shaped dark green leaves. This philodendron is often mistaken for a pothos but the tips of its leaves are pointier and glossy.
Key Benefits of the Green Sweetheart Plant
Humidifying and Purifying
As part of their photosynthesis, the Philodendron scandens transpire, releasing the water that they absorb and increasing the humidity of the air! They also filter impurities from the air helping keep respiratory problems and skin sensitivities at bay!
Plant Care Tips: Sweetheart Plant
As with other tropical plants, the Green Sweetheart prefers humid and bright areas, however, it will survive in with moderate light. Keep it away from direct sunlight.
The ideal temperatures are between 16 and 24 ºC.
This plant doesn't need as much water as other philodendrons, you can allow the soil to become slightly dry between waterings (not completely dry, though!) Rainwater and distilled water are safer.
Mist the plant often to give it the extra tropical humidity it needs.
Feed your Philodendron scandens twice a week with half diluted fertiliser during the growing season and once a month in the colder months.
If you notice the roots outgrowing the pot, it’s time to repot the plant (best in the spring), using a peaty potting soil mix.
The Sweetheart Plant Story
Where is it from?
Native to South and Central America, especially Brazil and Mexico; and the West Indies.
Who is the Sweetheart Plant?
It is often given as anniversary gifts due to its heart-shaped leaves and association with romance.
A climbing plant, its scientific name means ‘tree-loving climber’. In its natural habitats, it is usually found climbing tree trunks.
Good For You!
Relaxing: Being around houseplants has a calming effect on people. Place them in your office and they will help lift the weight of daily pressures!
Focus: Plants also help us concentrate and strengthen memory!
Is The Sweetheart Plant The Right Plant For Me?
This Philodendron doesn’t require special care apart from regular pruning of trailing stems. Pruning will boost healthy growth.
It can also be trained to climb a pole or plant support. If you prefer a trailing plant, you can hang it from a hook!
Fact: I'm an easy-grower so a great plant if you want to start your indoor jungle quickly!
How tall does it grow? Its vines can grow up to 4 ft, sometimes even longer!
Add a little romance to your home decor with the lovely Green Sweetheart Plant. Buy yours today!
Green Sweetheart Plant Care Guide
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.
Green Sweetheart Plant General Information
I originate from the Caribbean, Colombia and Venezuela, but today I'm also grown in Asia.