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Velvet Heart Leaf Philodendron in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Philodendron micans

 

Velvet Heart Leaf Philodendron

The perfect philodendron for small spaces, this small plant - widespread in Mexico, the Americans and the Caribbean- has velvety, heart-shaped leaves that never grow beyond 3” in width (nodes are also closely spaced for a compact appearance). Depending on the light, the leaves can take on a deep green to purple and even rust hue, with new leaves edged in pink. Plant this in hanging planter for its elegant vines to trail down. Or provide it with a trellis / burlap wrapped pole to climb. This plant thrives in moist, well draining soil that's rich with organic matter. While it can tolerant lower light conditions than most house plants, it flourishes in bright, indirect light (70 to 85% sunlight). 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.

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plant Features
  • Velvet Heart Leaf Philodendron likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Velvet Heart Leaf Philodendron likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Velvet Heart Leaf Philodendron is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Velvet Heart Leaf Philodendron likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Velvet Heart Leaf Philodendron

Latin name

Philodendron micans

type

Perennial

family

Araceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Velvet Heart Leaf Philodendron likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Frost

    Velvet Heart Leaf Philodendron is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Velvet Heart Leaf Philodendron likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Velvet Heart Leaf 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 Velvet Heart Leaf Philodendron is 0.50meters x 3.00meters 0.50 M 3.00 M

Philodendron micans

The perfect philodendron for small spaces, this small plant - widespread in Mexico, the Americans and the Caribbean- has velvety, heart-shaped leaves that never grow beyond 3” in width (nodes are also closely spaced for a compact appearance). Depending on the light, the leaves can take on a deep green to purple and even rust hue, with new leaves edged in pink. Plant this in hanging planter for its elegant vines to trail down. Or provide it with a trellis / burlap wrapped pole to climb. This plant thrives in moist, well draining soil that's rich with organic matter. While it can tolerant lower light conditions than most house plants, it flourishes in bright, indirect light (70 to 85% sunlight). 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.


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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