If your thumb is more black than green, the heartleaf philodendron is the perfect plant for you.
Beautiful indoors and out, the philodendron drapes beautifully over shelves or from a hanging pot.
Here’s a short guide to philodendrons:
- Philodendrons thrive in indirect or medium light. Just avoid placing them in direct sunglight.
- Philodendrons can grow in soil or just in water. It’s best watered when half of the soil is dry.
- Potted philodendrons should have well-aerated soil and a drainage hole for easy drainage, and should be repotted every two to three years.
- Fertilize philodendrons monthly with a half-strength solution during spring and summer, and every other month during cold months.
- Prune your philodendron to keep it looking lush and perky.
- Philodendrons are easy to propogate. Simply pinch off a branch with at least a couple of nodes and plant in water or soil.
- Philodendrons are highly toxic and should be kept away from animals and children.
This article originally appeared on Better Homes and Gardens.
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