Philodendron hederaceum 'Micans'
Also known as
Heart-Leaf, Sweetheart Plant, Velvet Leaf Philodendron
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5 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
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Heart-Leaf Philodendron Overview
Philodendron hederaceum 'Micans' is also known by the names Philodendron Micans, Heart-Leaf Philodendron and Sweetheart Plant. These common names are confusingly shared with a related species, P. cordatum. However, these are distinct plants and originate from different areas of the world. This plant originates from Central America and parts of the Caribbean and is a commonly grown houseplant in many places, including the UK. Historically, it was known as Philodendron scandens, however this name is now considered a synonym and is no longer commonly used. It is an evergreen climber that can reach 4m in height, given ideal growing conditions. It has slender-pointed, heart-shaped, velvety green leaves measuring up to 30 cm long. Mature plants may produce green and white flower spathes, measuring around 15cm in length. Toxic to both humans and pets. Can also be a skin irritant.
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How to harvest Heart-Leaf Philodendron
Generally not harvested.
How to propagate Heart-Leaf Philodendron
Take stem tip or leaf bud cuttings.
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Other uses of Heart-Leaf Philodendron
Grown as a house plant in conservatories and used to provide tropical looking architectural interest in offices.
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