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

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Full Shade
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: Epiphytic


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Posted by tabbycat (Youngsville, LA - Zone 9b) on Jul 2, 2019 7:18 PM

This has been the easiest plant I've ever grown. It started 12 years ago as a small 6" cutting and grew in water for a couple of years. It's always been indoors and only gotten window light. About the 3rd year I potted it and it thrived is all I can say. I add indoor plant food 1-1-1 to my water about once a month and rotate it for symmetry. It prefers to dry out just a little between waterings. About once a year I clean the leaves with a soft rag with a tiny bit of mayonnaise. I've done that on several green plants for years after hearing that the ingredients nourish them as well as shine them up. It continues to put out new leaves, getting longer and longer, so it lives on a 3' plant stand, where it drapes so gracefully.

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