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PlantFiles: Heartleaf Philodendron
Philodendron hederaceum 'Brazil'

Family: Araceae (a-RAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Philodendron (fil-oh-DEN-dron) (Info)
Species: hederaceum (hed-er-AYE-see-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Brazil
Additional cultivar information: (PP12956)
Hybridized by Acosta; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2000

Synonym:Philodendron hederaceum 'Aureum'
Synonym:Philodendron scandens 'Aureum'
Synonym:Philodendron scandens 'Lemon Lime'

4 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials
Vines and Climbers

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Grown for foliage

Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
By air layering

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive dvcmck On Jan 20, 2015, dvcmck from white oak, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

I have grown the variety Brazil for many years. No two leaves are the same. A very attractive houseplant. Easy grower. Hadn't seen this plant for years and now it's making the commercial scene again!

Positive creash On Jun 9, 2014, creash from Logansport, IN wrote:

According to the tag the plant came with, it's a fast-growing plant. While mine is growing fast, there's no trunk. It's just the foliage so far. Hopefully it'll start shooting up soon! Very pretty plant.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Bartow, Florida
Loganville, Georgia
Mc Keesport, Pennsylvania

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