Philodendron hastatum 'Silver Sword' 4in
A Philodendron with silvery leaves that has a climbing habit and grows into a stunning plant quickly. Can be cared for like most Philodendrons. A great choice for beginners.
Note: We do our best to package plants so they arrive healthy and happy. Some leaf drop may occur due to shipping stress. Please contact within 7 days if plant arrives in poor health or doesn't show signs of recovery.
Potting mix: Well-draining soil and perlite/bark mix. Repot in Spring every 1-2 years when root bound. Can be staked to encourage climbing.
Light: Bright indirect-medium light. South or West facing preferred.
Water: Water when 2 inches of soil is dry. Do not water when still wet.
Temp: Intermediate-warm (50F min night, 85F max day).
Humidity: 30-50%+, prefers consistent moderately high humidity when good air flow is provided. Tolerant of lower humidity with adequate watering.
Fertilizing: Slow release fertilizer (Osmocote recommended) applied at the beginning of Spring and again in mid-late summer. Alternatively, 1/2 strength soluble 20-20-20 fertilizer applied twice monthly starting in Spring-Summer. Decrease or stop in winter.