We're thrilled to offer customers the chance to purchase this rare Philodendron. The Philodendron cordatum has elegant, glossy arrow-shaped leaves and multiple stems with a generous growth habit.
According to evolutionary psychologists, tall plants with a broad overhanging canopy appeal to us instinctively, because they recall our ancestral home on the Savannah, and signify a hospitable environment. Popping one of these in your living room or kitchen will help inspire these feelings in family members, guests, and yourself.
When young, the Philodendron cordatum is often mistaken for its more-common relation, the Green Sweetheart Plant. The species name 'cordatum' translates directly from Latin as 'heartshaped,' so you can see why there's been confusion!
In reality though, it's hard to find the Cordatum as a houseplant. In its native Brazil, it grows on the trunks of trees and draws nutrients from the host plant and the atmosphere. Now, in a pot, it can be watered as normal, but wait until the top inch of your plants soil has dried before doing so. As a South American epiphyte, the Cordatum has visible, external roots and likes moderate levels of indirect light, warmth and regular misting to boost humidity.