We are confident that this beauty of a plant will climb its way right into your heart with its lovely heart-shaped leaves. The climbing doesn’t stop there with the sweetheart plant as it is a master of ascending to dizzy heights - with the help of a moss pole. If size really does matter to you, make sure that you give your Philodendron Scandens a serving of fertiliser during the summer to keep it long and strong.
Fast-growing, the Sweetheart Plant will grow to astonishing lengths if you don’t trim it back. Add a moss pole to let it climb high, or leave it be and hang it by a window.
As much as you will want to show off your newly beloved, make sure you do so somewhere that is a bit darker as it absolutely loves the shade. Although we are sure that the Heart-Leaf Philodendron will be the love of your life, please be aware that it can be quite jealous of the ones closest to you, so don’t let it get near your little or furry Pricklettes.
Other Names: Philodendron Scandens; Heart-leaf Philodendron;
Originated: South America
Light: The Sweetheart plant loves the shade, so keep it in indirect light or a darker spot.
Water: Water every two weeks or when the first 5 cm of soil is dry.
Environment: Give it a mist occasionally, every few days to keep it happy.
Care: Give your plant a growing boost in summer with some fertiliser once a month.
Location: Living room, bedroom, hallway, office.
Minimum Temperature: 10 degrees.
Pet Friendly: Keep little ones away from this plant, it's not pet or child friendly.
Propagation: Cut a few centimetres down from the leaves and propagate in water.
Yellow leaves? You’re overwatering your Sweetheart Plant.
Small leaves? Give your plant more humidity and the leaves will grow in size.
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