Philodendron Silver Sword
Philodendron Hastatum, aka Silver Sword Philodendron, is an understated, yet gorgeous, variety of Philodendron. It produces incredibly glossy, blue-green leaves as it matures, which have a long-form shape resembling arrows or swords, hence its common name. With plenty of bright, indirect light and a moss pole for support, this climbing aroid will produce large leaves in no time.
They should not be in a position to see the sun directly, although early morning or late evening sun is fine. Filtered sunlight through a sheer curtain is best and most homes are comprised primarily of indirect sunlight. The best spot for them is where they do not see the sun during the majority of the day but still get bright, indirect light.
They will do well in medium light but will grow faster with brighter light. A good medium-light place in your home would be in the middle of a room that has a regular size window. Remember that plants will grow based on how much light they receive.
They need to be watered when the top half of the soil is dry to the touch. That usually takes about 1 week in an average home environment. It will vary depending on the time of year, your environment and lighting conditions, but it's always safer to underwater or give the soil a check before you water again. Expect to water more often in brighter light and less often in lower light.
They can live in any average home humidity condition and are fairly hardy.
If your plant isn't producing larger leaves, and it is not still in its juvenile stages, provide more light for your plant, as well as support for it to grow on. When they are in their ideal light levels, the leaves will have that beautiful, glossy sheen. They are very easily propagated via stem cuttings, so feel free to make your parent plant even fuller as it grows!
The plant comes with a default nursery pot. The nursery pot is usually 0.5" - 1" smaller than stated to fit into the same size decorative pot. Washable Paper Planter Bags are sold separately.
As with all living things, no two plants are alike. There is some natural variation in size, shape, and characteristics. We make every effort to bring you a plant that as closely as possible matches the plant as it appears on our website, in the size you have chosen, and have a good potential to happily grow in your home.