Philodendron cordatum/Heartleaf Philodendron, House Ivy

Philodendron cordatum / Philodendron cordatum
A totem pole of house ivy
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A totem pole of house ivy

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Scientific Name: Philodendron cordatum
Common Name: Heartleaf Philodendron, House Ivy
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 10-15 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: Among the easiest of the tropical house plants to grow. People who have failures with most house plants can usually grow this vine. It will tolerate low lighted interior speces better than most plants. It is a good practice to place house plants like this out on a porch or other protected place during the summer months to rejuvenate plants that have been growing in stressful conditions like low light. Water and fertilize every month when plants are outdoors. This like all tropicals must be protected from freezing temperatures. Aphids and mealy bugs can be troublesome pests on philodendrons, especially those growing under stressful conditions.