Philodendron Cordatum is another great plant for beginners - it's pretty forgiving as far as houseplants go, and so long as they get enough sun and water, they'll grow long trailing stems (and keep on growing and growing!). They make great plants for shelves and hanging baskets.
- Looks very similar to the Philodendron brasil, however, the Cordatum shows off fully green, glossy, heart-shaped leaves without the splashes of yellow.
- Philodendrons thrive best in bright, indirect light. Bright, direct light will scorch the leaves, while too little will cause the leaves to lose their trademark variegation.
- These plants do not tolerate cold very well, so keep this plant away from drafts.
- During warmer months, water thoroughly when the top inch of soil is dry, water thoroughly. During colder months, keep soil slightly moist.
- A great lover of humidity, keep this plant near a humidifier during drier times of the year, or on a humidity tray.
- Fertilize monthly during summer months.