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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; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2000

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Tropicals and Tender Perennials
Vines and Climbers

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:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

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

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5 positives
No neutrals
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

Negative kwie2011 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.

Positive angelainmaine 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.

Positive MotherNature4 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.

Positive plantladylin On Nov 4, 2006, plantladylin from South Daytona, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

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

Positive jungleboy_fl 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.

Positive NativePlantFan9 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.


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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