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Philodendron 'Brasil'


Family: Araceae (a-RAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Philodendron (fil-oh-DEN-dron) (Info)
Cultivar: Brasil
Additional cultivar information:(PP12956)
Hybridized by Acosta
Registered or introduced: 2000
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Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Vines and Climbers

Foliage Color:



Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

This plant is suitable for growing indoors


10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)


3-6 in. (7-15 cm)


USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade


All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:


Bloom Time:



Grown for foliage




Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:


Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

By air layering

Seed Collecting:

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


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

Clayton, California

Hayward, California

Daytona Beach, Florida

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Lecanto, Florida

Miami, Florida

Loganville, Georgia

Covington, Louisiana

Deridder, Louisiana

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Cincinnati, Ohio

Eugene, Oregon

Houston, Texas

North Richland Hills, Texas

Richmond, Texas

Sugar Land, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Nov 22, 2014, kwie2011 from Cottage Grove, OR wrote:

I've bought 2 of these, both small, and both from the same nursery. Neither has done well. I'm normally very good with plants. I have dozens of them, including the very similar Philodendron oxycardium, and it is exceedingly rare for a plant to fail in my care, so I don't know why this so called "easy" plant fails to thrive. They appeared to be suffering from a little overwatering in the nursery, and they are planted in coir, but other plants have come back from much worse.

I'll eventually get another from a different source, and if it does well I'll change my opinion, but for now, I'm very disappointed with the vigor of this plant. Too bad, because it really is beautiful.


On Feb 10, 2012, angelainmaine from Augusta, ME (Zone 5b) wrote:

This plant is beautiful and easily propagated. My mother plant has several leaves on it that are quite large. It roots easily in water, but I can never seem to get the large leaves and stems to root.


On May 13, 2009, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

This is a small leafed Philodendron with heart shaped leaves that are broadly variegated with yellow and green.


On Nov 4, 2006, plantladylin from (Zone 1) wrote:

One of my favorite Philo's ... very pretty coloration, easy houseplant.


On Jun 25, 2006, jungleboy_fl from Naples, FL wrote:

This easy to grow philodendron luxuriates in zone 10. It is very hardy and fast growing.


On Mar 4, 2005, NativePlantFan9 from Boca Raton, FL (Zone 10a) wrote:

This is an attractive hybrid of Philodendron scandens spp. oxycardium, or Heart-leaf Philodendron, a popular species that is very commonly grown indoors with all-green, heart-shaped leaves. This variety cultivar has dark green leaves with lighter, lime-green or yellowish or lighter green splotches or stripes.

This variety, like the common non-variegated P. scandens spp. oxycardium, is very useful for growing indoors as a houseplant. It is a vining spp. like P. scandens spp. oxycardium.

As for growing outside, this variety may possibly survive in zones 10b through 11. The common non-variegated P. scandens spp. oxycardium, meanwhile, may survive outdoors possibly in zones 10a through 11.