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.
Your plant will be carefully wrapped in a sturdy box. If your plant comes with a clay pot, it will be meticulously bubble wrapped as well. There will be wooden stakes positioned in the soil to support the plant and keep it secured during shipping.
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.
Our packaging materials are:
100% recyclable and biodegradable cardboard boxes.
100% biodegradable packing peanuts made from natural and non-toxic sources.
Bubblewrap will only be used for clay/ ceramic pots
Wooden stake to support the plant.
*All of our packages are sterilized before leaving the door.
We only ship out beautiful, healthy plants with protective packaging. Please track your package and open it immediately upon arrival. All plants are guaranteed for 30 days after arrival. Therefore, please contact us immediately via firstname.lastname@example.org if you receive your package and are not satisfied.
When you purchase online, your plants have to go through lots of stress while traveling so they may need a few days to adjust to their new environment and thrive. If your plant does not perk back up after a few days of care, let us know and we will send replacements free of charge. Remember that we always try our best to accommodate you.
It’s advised that you should repot the plant as soon as you get it. After repotting, your new houseplant will most likely struggle with transplant shock. It may appear droopy, faded, or have a slower growth rate than usual during this time. This is completely normal, and it’s also normal for transplant shock to hit especially hard after repotting a brand-new houseplant. To make sure your plant has plenty of time to adjust to its new surroundings, wait a day after potting and water your plant. Make sure any excess water drains completely from the pot afterward. Monitor your soil’s moisture levels daily to start creating a watering routine. To help perk up your new houseplant, we recommend adding a little water-soluble fertilizer, compost, or sugar water to your soil to boost its nutrients and help it grow.