The medium size Philodendron ‘Brasil’, scientifically known as the Philodendron hederaceum is a wild houseplant that our NYC and NJ customers can’t wait to get their hands on. One of the main reasons is its brightly colored stems and heart leaves that are simply electric. This Philodendron will brighten up any room with its unique splash from the tropics. Originally from Central America and the Caribbean, this lush beauty thrives in brighter light conditions and is relatively easy to maintain. It’s about half a foot tall and wide give or take a couple of inches.
A Beautiful Mess
The Brasil has rose-gold stems that coil around the pot like wild vines. There’s no rhyme or reason, just stems that weave in and out around each other until they form a messy nest that cradles their bulb-shaped leaves. Eventually, the winding stems may get too leggy. If this happens, trim them up a bit to encourage a bushier look. Then you can collect the tips of the clippings and use them for propagating.
The Hederaceum is the gift that keeps on giving…and growing. If you collect the cut plant tips and nurture them properly, you’ll have successfully propagated a baby Philodendron Brasil of your very own. Baby Brasil…doesn’t that have a nice ring to it? Additionally, if you continue to nurture your green machine its vines can grow several feet in length. You’ll eventually be able to propagate a few Baby Brasil’s if you want. Makes a great gift.
Swirl of Color
This stunner has variegated leaves, meaning the markings on the leaves change with each plant. This highly desired trait makes each Brasil originally beautiful, you never know what color patterns you’re going to get! Generally, the markings appear as random brush strokes of lime, sage, and cream hues in the center of the leaf, highlighting the forest and fern greens that encompass the rest.
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