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Has the Philodendron fever caught up with you? Then we are glad that you have become a proud plant parent of Philly.
But if you have not yet thought about investing in one of the more than 450 varieties, we hope the fever will catch on after looking at one of these Philodendron species.
You can find climbing Philodendron to even self-heading ones, but the best part is they all look stunning. Stay tuned as Plantly will provide you with the best philodendron varieties you can grow at home whether indoor or outdoor plants.
The Philodendron micans are worth your attention as it differs from most other vining Philodendrons. First, you find the leaves covered with fine hairs that create different hues depending on how the light reflects on the plant.
The Philodendron micans is an epiphyte plant that has heart-shaped leaves with a display of dark green hues with bronze. When new leaves develop, they have a reddish coloration on the undersides with a velvety texture.
Hence, many refer to it as the velvet leaf Philodendron. Yet, the velvet texture disappears when the leaves mature, leaving it smooth. In addition, the plant does not do well in low light and prefers bright light.
So, please keep it in a bright spot and keep the soil moist. Another important thing is to provide your Philly with well-draining soil to prevent root rot. The vital thing to achieve this is to leave the soil to dry between watering.
The Philodendron brasil is a real charmer with its heart-shaped leaves. Still, this plant comes with an exciting twist. The Brasil has lime green leaves with yellow splotches running over them.
The reason for the yellow color is part of the genetic mutation and is known as variegation. If your plant does not get enough bright light, the yellow fades away, becoming green. So, to enjoy the gorgeous display of colors in your Philodendron brasil, provide it with enough bright light.
Furthermore, those trailing leaves look great in a hanging basket in a sunny spot.
If you think the Philodendron brasil looks unique, wait until you have the Philodendron brandtianum in your home. The climbing Philodendron has breathtaking silvery bands found between the veins with olive-green foliage.
The plant grows well in hanging baskets, or you can train your Philly to climb a moss pole or trellis. While it is a variegated vining Philodendron, it prefers indirect light to bright light. Providing it with bright indirect sunlight prevents the leaves from turning green.
You can even place your Philodendron brandtianum in lower light than other Philodendron vine varieties. It is also a fast-growing indoor plant and even looks great as a tabletop centerpiece with a moss pole.
The heartleaf Philodendron is a popular vining plant also sold as Philodendron cordatum, Philodendron oxycardium, or Philodendron scandens. It is a low-maintenance indoor plant with lush foliage.
You can quickly train your plant to climb a stake or a pole with the heart-shaped leaves on the vining stems. The heartleaf Philodendron can grow up to six feet long and thrives in bright light with high humidity and average room temperatures.
The green heartleaf Philodendron can even adapt to indirect light, but the growth will not be as spectacular. Another thing with this climbing Philodendron is not overwatering your plant to prevent root rot.
Philodendron Silver Sword
For a bolder Philodendron variety, the Philodendron hastatum is sure to capture anyone’s attention. It is a true gem with arrowhead-shaped leaves that can grow up to nine inches wide and two feet long.
Hence, you need to pick a perfect spot for your plant as it is a large trailing Philodendron. The leaves display a metallic hue with grey-green foliage. Your guests will find this houseplant mesmerizing.
So, you can easily place it to fill the space with plenty of light but be careful with watering as this plant can quickly get root rot. We recommend growing your Philly in a terracotta pot with well-draining potting soil.
Another thing it responds to well is pinching it back early in the growing season. Other common names are Silver Sword Philodendron or Spadeleaf. Some label it the Elongatum, Domesticum, Glaucophyullum or Hastifolium.
Yes, very confusing, we agree as you can find variegated types as well the Lemon Lime, and Silver.
Philodendron Pink Princess
This Philodendron variety is the center of attention when it comes to Philly mania. The blushing Philodendron you find sold with different names. First, you have the Philodendron erubescens or the pink princess.
The heart-shaped leaves have random pink swashes, and the color varies from cream to full hot pink. The burgundy foliage gives it a royal contrast, making the pink stand out more. Another great thing about the Philodendron erubescens is that it can climb or even cascade from hanging baskets.
The leaves grow up to eight inches long, but it is a slow grower and a bit fussy compared to the other Philodendron vine types. In addition, the tropical plant is not cold tolerant and needs bright indirect light to keep it looking glamorous.
Another variegation style is the white princess, who is now hot on the market. Yet, be prepared to pay a few hundred bucks. Also, be aware of another plant, the Pink Congo, as it only has a temporary pink color.
Now, the Philodendron ‘Majesty’ needs a lot of attention. It has dark green foliage but can also look dark purple dpending on how the light shines on the leaves. In addition, the Majesty has pear-shaped leaves compared to other heartleaf Philodendron varieties.
When new leaves sprout, the underside is burgundy with a swanky matte finish. The Majesty is a climbing Philodendron that grows large leaves with upward growth. It is a rare plant and comes at a high price.
Another favorite similar to this one is the Dark Lord but even rarer to find. The Dark Lord has smaller lobes on the leaves.
Other vining Philodendrons with an exotic look is the Philodendron pedatum. It has heart-shaped leaves that are deeply lobed with patterns of oak trees. Hence, the name Oak Leaf Philodendron.
The trailing Philodendron leaves can reach nine inches long and gather dust quickly. Thus, cleaning the leaves is very important as it will help ward off leaf diseases and pests. Still, when the leaves start small, they do not have the oak leaf shape and are more oval.
Philodendron pedatum also prefers indirect light and can tolerate lower light.
The Philodendron bipennifolium is a plant with leaves in the shape of a violin or a horse’s head, and large trailing vines reaching a foot in length. The foliage is light green and has yellow hues. You can also find this Philodendron genus in different color variations with variegated varieties.
It is a fast-paced grower, and you will need some space for it to expand those trailing vines. Furthermore, the foliage seeks out light, so it helps if you rotate this Philodendron variety for the light to reach all parts of the plant.
Another helpful thing to do is stake your plant to prevent it from flopping. You must agree this Philodendron climber is spectacular, what do you think.
Another climbing Philodendron species is the Phildodendron mayoi, which grows on strong stems to withstand winds. As the plant grows, it climbs, forming different leaf shapes. Regarding trailing Philodendron care, the needs are the same, with the only difference in light.
If the plant does not receive ample light, the leaves grow thin stretching out to reach the light. It also does well with a support structure but can grow without it if you do not mind a wandering plant.
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