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Silver Sword Philodendron in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Philodendron hastatum syn. Philodendron 'Silver Sword'

 

Silver Sword Philodendron

The two popular types of Philodendron are climbers and non-climbing varieties. The climbers, are suited to the average room as long as you provide firm support for the stems. The climbing Philodendrons produce aerial roots from the stems. Most of the non-climbers are capable of growing into immense plants with large, deeply lobed leaves. These are more suited to buildings with large open spaces. Average wamth is required, not less than 55F in winter. Philodendron hastatum is a species Philodendron native to South East Brazil, and has unusual juvenile foliage which is silver in colour, almost metallic-looking. As it matures, it has a more silver-green look. It is commonly known as Silver Sword Philodendron. It has a strong climbing habit, so needs a post, log, trellis, or tree to grow on.

 
plant Features
  • Silver Sword Philodendron likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Silver Sword Philodendron likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Silver Sword Philodendron is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Silver Sword Philodendron likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Silver Sword Philodendron

Latin name

Philodendron hastatum syn. Philodendron 'Silver Sword'

type

Perennial

family

Araceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Silver Sword Philodendron likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Frost

    Silver Sword Philodendron is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Silver Sword Philodendron likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Silver Sword Philodendron likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Silver Sword Philodendron is 0.50meters x 3.00meters 0.50 M 3.00 M

Philodendron hastatum syn. Philodendron 'Silver Sword'

The two popular types of Philodendron are climbers and non-climbing varieties. The climbers, are suited to the average room as long as you provide firm support for the stems. The climbing Philodendrons produce aerial roots from the stems. Most of the non-climbers are capable of growing into immense plants with large, deeply lobed leaves. These are more suited to buildings with large open spaces. Average wamth is required, not less than 55F in winter. Philodendron hastatum is a species Philodendron native to South East Brazil, and has unusual juvenile foliage which is silver in colour, almost metallic-looking. As it matures, it has a more silver-green look. It is commonly known as Silver Sword Philodendron. It has a strong climbing habit, so needs a post, log, trellis, or tree to grow on.


Planting

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Plant in a location with bright, indirect sunlight. Position near to a window where direct sunlight cannot touch the foliage. If the plant gets too much light, the leaves will begin to turn yellow. If the stems are long and leggy without plenty of leaves, the plant is most likely to be receiving insufficient light.

 

Propagation

From Early Summer TO Late Summer

Cuttings require warm conditions. In summer, take stem cuttings or air layer the climbing varieties. With non-climbing varieties, shoots taken from the base of the stem can be used as cuttings.

 
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