The powerful air cleaning, Philodendron, is another vine with heart-shaped leaves.
It’s an incredibly simple houseplant to grow, and even an inexperienced gardener can have a thriving Philo if they watch for the plant’s signals and give it what it needs.
Your philodendron can thrive living indoors year-round, but it does appreciate being taken outdoors occasionally to a warm, shady location where you can flush the roots with fresh water and wipe off the leaves.
They prefer bright, indirect sunlight so make sure the sun doesn’t actually touch the foliage. If you’re getting yellow leaves, your plant may be getting too much sunlight.
Allow the top inch of soil to dry out between watering. Droopy leaves mean the plant’s not happy with your watering schedule, so either ease off or water more.
Slow growth and small leaf size means your plant’s not getting some needed nutrients and may benefit from a fertilizer. Pale new leaves may indicate a lack of calcium or magnesium.
Fertilize monthly during Spring and Summer, and every six to eight weeks during Fall and Winter.
Philodendron comes in vining and non-vining varieties, so pick which type you’d best like to have in the house.
Philodendrons remove formaldehyde from the air, so they are another plant that’s good with a freshly painted or refurbished room or office.
Eating this plant can burn the mouths of your pets and cause excess salivation and trouble swallowing. Make sure they’re out of reach of the dog or cat.