Heart Leaf Philodendron Heartleaf cutting The Indoor Oasis NZ
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Heartleaf Philodendron cutting

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Heartleaf Philodendron (Philodendron Scandens) is a very popular house plant because it is extremely easy to grow and looks beautiful and lush. It's also known as the Sweetheart Plant.

Heart-shaped, glossy leaves emerge bronze, then quickly turn green. The leaves are typically 5-10 cm long and cover its long, slender stems that can grow to a couple of metres in length.

If you allow the long stems to grow, put your Heart Leaf Philodendron in a hanging basket, or let it trail from a shelf or bookcase. To train it to climb a moss pole, use floral tape or soft plant ties to hold the stems up to the pole, until its aerial roots sink in.

How to root your Heartleaf Philodendron cutting

Heartleaf Philodendron is one of the easiest indoor plants to propagate and you can choose to root your cutting directly in soil, water or in your choice of propagation substrate such as sphagnum moss, fern fibre, leca etc.

Water propagation is the fastest and easiest way to root your Heartleaf Philodendron cutting. Fill your glass or jar with filtered water or allow the tap water to sit out in the open for a while to let the chlorine dissipate. Submerge the lower 1-2 nodes of your cutting in the water with the leaves up above. Make sure that no leaves are touching the water as this could lead to rot.

Then, place in a warm spot that receives plenty of bright, indirect light (no direct sun though) and change the water regularly until the roots are at least an inch long and your cutting is ready to be planted in soil.

Heartleaf Philodendron Plant care

This gorgeous plant will tolerate low light but prefers bright, indirect light and will thrive in a small pot for a couple years with little care. Despite its tropical origins, this beautiful evergreen plant is tolerant of dry air, although it appreciates occasional misting. Keep its leaves clean by wiping them with a damp cloth.

Plant in a well-draining soil and ensure it dries halfway before each watering. 

Heartleaf Philodendron Cutting info

Fresh or rooted cuttings available.

Cutting size: Various available. Cutting shown in the photo is a 1-node cutting. Mother plant is for reference only (not for sale).

Fresh cuttings will be cut to order and couriered in sphagnum moss to start the rooting process. All our cuttings come safely secured in our eco-friendly packaging (even our tape is biodegradable!).