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Philodendron Brasil

Philodendron hederaceum 'Brasil'

Also known as

Philodendron Brazil, Heart-Leaf Philodendron 'Brazil', Sweetheart Plant 'Brasil', Sweetheart Plant 'Brazil'

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Partial Shade
Moderate care
Light watering


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size








10 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

More images of Philodendron Brasil

A close up of a green and yellow leaved Philodendron 'Brasil' plant against a white background
A pot of heart-leaf Philodendron hederaceum 'Brasil' with yellow splashed green leaves
A photo of Philodendron Brasil
A close up of a heart-leaf Philodendron hederaceum 'Brasil' leaf with yellow and green colouring
A photo of Philodendron Brasil

Philodendron Brasil Overview

Philodendron hederaceum 'Brasil' is an attractive, evergreen perennial cultivar in the Araceae family. It was developed from the species Philodendron hederaceum, which was historically known as Philodendron scandens; however this name is now considered a synonym and is no longer commonly used. Philodendron Brasil may reach up to 1.2m in height. It has slim, heart-shaped, glossy green leaves splashed with irregular yellow-gold colouring. These are produced on trailing stems and this cultivar is attractive as a hanging plant. It can also have a climbing habit: provide a moss pole to encourage this form of growth. Mature plants may produce green-white flowers arranged in spathe structures. This tender species should be positioned in partial to shaded light, in well-draining, moist soil, high in organic matter for optimal growth. Originating from Mexico, Central America, South America and parts of the Caribbean, this tropical plant is a commonly grown houseplant in many areas, including the UK. Toxic to both humans and pets. Can also be a skin irritant.

Common problems with Philodendron Brasil

Generally disease free but can suffer scale insects.

How to harvest Philodendron Brasil

Generally not harvested.

How to propagate Philodendron Brasil



Take stem tip or leaf bud cuttings.

Special features of Philodendron Brasil

Indoor plant

Attractive leaves

Pot plant

Other uses of Philodendron Brasil

Grown as a house plant in conservatories and used to provide tropical looking architectural interest in offices.


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