Philodendron (Philodendron hederaceum var. oxycardium 'Brasil') in the Philodendrons Database

Botanical names:
Philodendron hederaceum var. oxycardium Accepted
Philodendron scandens subsp. oxycardium Synonym

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Full Shade
Plant Height: 6 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Toxicity: Other: All parts of plant contain calcium oxalate crystals, an irritant to the mouth and esophagus.
Propagation: Seeds: Other info: Remove seed(s) from berry which contains chemicals that inhibit germination.
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable for hanging baskets
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Patent/Plant Breeders' Rights: PP12,956 (2002)
Parentage: Sport of: Philodendron hederaceum var. oxycardium


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Posted by plantladylin (Sebastian, Florida - Zone 10a) on Oct 18, 2011 11:55 AM

Philodendron hederaceum are vines 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, like 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 it's natural habitat these plants climb high into the tree canopy and 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 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.
Prefer bright light, high humidity and a well draining potting medium.

Synonym - Philodendron micans
Synonym - Philodendron scandens

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Posted by tabbycat (Youngsville, LA - Zone 9b) on Jun 12, 2018 4:35 PM

I have this unique plant 'Brasil' from 3 small cuttings I got in a trade 2 years ago. They rooted well in water and have grown into a nice trailing plant with three 8" vines. No two leaves are alike. A couple are all cream colored with no green. It's on an east windowsill in my bathroom, where it thrives in the humid environment. From time to time I move it to the windowsill over my sink so visitors can see this interesting plant. The light there is very filtered west sun through trees. I think it would be ok growing there, too.

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Plant Events from our members
Rh48 On August 19, 2015 Obtained plant
Purchased cutting from eBay
skylark On April 14, 2016 Transplanted
separated orig plant and put largest cuttings in 6" pot, smallest in 3" pot. tented and on heat mat.
skylark On March 22, 2016 Obtained plant
3" pot
Belovedhoneygirl On July 13, 2019 Obtained plant
$30 @ Haynor's
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