Philodendron Oxycardium Green
Houseplants happily survive all year long indoors, but when the weather is right, they also love the occasional trip outside to a shady location.
Plant special features
These are Vining philodendrons which need a post or other supporting structure to climb on. On mature indoor plants, greenish-white flowers of the arum family rarely bloom.
|Sunlight:||It flourishes in bright filtered or indirect light. However, the Philodendron scandens oxycardium is an excellent houseplant that is able to thrive in medium to low light levels of the most homes.|
|Watering:||Moderate watering needs. The Heartleaf Philodendron is commonly a tropical plant, which enjoys a moist environment. Water twice a week.|
|Temprature:||Minimum 15 degrees C|
|Soil:||Sandy soil that drains quickly. Use a soil-based potting mix.|
|Repotting:||Repot the plant once it is outgrown, with some fresh soil mix and fertilizer. At the time of repotting pick a pot that is at least 1-2 inches bigger than your previous pot. Re-potting to be done late evening. Keep the plant in shady area for 2 to 3 days and then move the plant in its suitable climatic condition.|
Dos and Don’ts:
Over – Watering – No please!
The plant thrives in AC rooms but away from AC vents.
Make sure your plant is in filtered sun-location. Too much direct sunlight may cause leaves to turn yellow. Bleached and brown tips also indicate that it is receiving too much light.
Insect/pest attack –Though pests are not normally problematic for Heartleaf Philodendron, common pests include insects and fungal problems. Insects may include mealy bugs, scale insects, and spider mites. Wipe the leaves after Spraying Neem, Eucalyptus or Citrus oil, as a primary treatment.
Styling and décor tips:
Since Philodendron Oxycardium plant is from tropical Mexico and it need a humid environment to thrive, a bathroom with enough indirect light or a kitchen windowsill would be a great place for them to grow.
This plant is a wonderful tropical houseplant for hanging baskets for your home or office and an ideal plant for gifting.