Cutflower Nomenclature

Scientific/Botanical Name:

Genus: Philodendron

Specie: P. scandens


English Name:


Common Name:

Heart-leaf Philodendron

Botanical Family:

Name in Latin: Araceae

Name in English: Arum Family

The Plant

Origin: South America

Growth Habit: evergreen perennial vine


Blooming Period:

Leaf: dark green, heart-shaped leaves are usually up to 5 inches (12.7 cm) long on juvenile plants and can be up to 12 inches (30 cm) long on mature plants.


Easy to grow houseplant.

Care and Handling

Soil: soil mix that consists of 2 parts peat moss to 1 part loam to 1 part sand or perlite

Amount of water: Keep soil lightly moist spring through fall. Allow surface to dry out between waterings in winter.

Nutrition: fertilized monthly with a balanced fertilizer diluted to ½ the strength

Special handling: full sun to full shade Without pinching, it will grow with long, single stems and become lanky.

Special feature/remarks:

They are very vigorous growers that can take a wide range of conditions.