#18: Philodendron (Philodendron hederaceum var. oxycardium 'Brasil')
says, "Philodendron hederaceum is a vine found in the rain forests of Mexico, Central America, South America, and parts of the Caribbean. Most of us are familiar with the juvenile form of this vine with the heart-shaped leaves. A favorite house plant for many of us, it is commonly sold in our local garden centers. Some varieties of Philodendron hederaceum have leaves with a reddish-purple reverse side, some have soft velvety leaves, and some, such as the variety Brasil, have a cream to yellow variegation in the leaves. As the plants mature, those with the velvety leaves will lose that soft velvet feel and appearance, and those with the variegated color will lose any variegation and the leaves will be solid green. In their natural habitat these plants climb high into the tree canopy, and the leaves can reach up to 19 inches in length. All varieties of Philodendron hederaceum will do okay in lower light situations, but they really prefer bright light and high humidity to do well. They prefer something to climb on, and the brighter the light and higher they climb, the larger the leaves will grow. Philodendron hederaceum is hemiepiphytic, meaning it will grow on trees or in soil. Seeds are dispersed by birds and attach to tree branches as well as dropping to the ground below.
Prefers bright light, high humidity, and a well-draining potting medium.
Synonym - Philodendron micans
Synonym - Philodendron scandens"