The Philodendron Cordatum, also called Sweetheart Vine or Heart Leaf Philodendron, is a trailing houseplant native to Central America and the Caribbean. This easy-care plant has glossy, heart-shaped, dark green leaves that look stunning in different types of planters and hanging baskets.
In its natural habitat, this plant climbs up trees in the forest canopy. It prefers indirect sunlight and can tolerate many lighting conditions, including low-light shady spots. This makes Philodendron Cordatum a perfect houseplant for any home or office.
Philodendron Cordatum was included in the NASA Clean Air Study and proven to be effective in removing formaldehyde from the air.
Philodendron Cordatum prefers bright, indirect sunlight, but it also tolerates different lighting conditions, including low-light shady spots. Too little light, however, can slow down its growth and makes this plant leggy. Avoid harsh direct sun to prevent scorching leaves.
Check the soil once per week and only water when the top 2" of the soil is dry to the touch. Water thoroughly and drain well after each watering. Crispy leaves mean that your plant needs more water, and yellow leaves indicate that it was over-watered. This plant needs less water if grown in medium or low light conditions.
This plant prefers well-drained, porous soils. It is recommended that you add some pertile to general houseplant potting soil to increase drainage.
This plant grows best in normal room temperatures (between 65°F-80°F). This plant is not frost-tolerant and it does not grow well when the temperature drops below 50°F. Philodendron Cordatum prefers high humidity (over 50%), so mist your plant and use a humidifier when the environment is too dry.
This plant should be fertilized once per month during the growing season (spring/summer) with diluted houseplant fertilizer. You can alternatively use a slow-release fertilizer twice per year.
This plant is mildly toxic if ingested, so keep it out of reach of pets and children.
2 INCH/ 4 INCH/ 6 INCH ARE THE SIZES OF THE POTS, NOT THE SIZE OF THE PLANTS.
* We use 3.5 inch wide clay pots for 4" succulent plant + clay pot option.
Your plant will be carefully wrapped in a sturdy box. Most of the succulents will be shipped bare-root to ensure their safety. If you want to receive the plastic pot & soil, please leave a note in your order. When opening your package, some soil may be loose in the box. Plant orders are shipped within 3-5 days depending on the availability of the plant. We ship our plants Monday through Friday, all twelve months of the year! If you need your order urgently, please message us so we can upgrade your shipping (additional cost applied). We do not ship outside of the continental United States.
We ship all year round, if your area is cold (under 40 degree), please consider purchasing a Heat Pack to add to your order.
Our packaging materials are: - 100% recyclable and biodegradable cardboard boxes. - 100% biodegradable packing peanuts made from natural and non-toxic sources.
Here is our blog about the shipping process and packaging: https://succulentsbox.com/pages/shipping-return-policy
*** The size options are represtentative of pots that the plants come in. Sometimes customer may receive multiple plants instead of a large one to make up size.
*** All of our packages are sterilized before leaving the door.
We only ship out beautiful, healthy plants! Please track your package and open it immediately upon
arrival. If you receive your package and are not satisfied, please message us immediately. Fragile plants such as
bearpaw, baby toe, etc. may break or loose a few of their leaves during transport. Please contact us for
replacements if your plants are severely damaged. We'll try our best to accommodate you.
Plants may be slightly larger or smaller than the pot they are grown in, depending on availability or time of year.
Provide porous soil with adequate drainage, pots with drainage hole are recommended. Bright, filtered
light and ample airflow. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Never let your succulents sit in water. Do
NOT water on the leaves. If you water from beneath by letting the plant sit in a saucer of water, make sure to pour
off any excess water after a few minutes.
The hotter it is outside, the faster your soil will dry out, so you’ll need to water more often if you live in a hot
area. Water with caution in winter, as the plant can lose its roots if the soil stays cold and wet for extended
periods; protect from frost to prevent scarring.