Pelé

$12

Philodendron Brasil
Philodendron hederaceum

Pelé is originally from a small subsection of the tropical rainforests of Brazil, but he quickly climbed his way to the top of American houseplant culture due to his ease of care, resilience, and indirect light flexibility. Talk about a hat trick. A few of his many other great talents include climbing, trailing, and ease of propagation. If you consider yourself a so-called "black thumb" then Pelé is a good option for you.

Sunlight:Low to bright indirect light. Direct light may burn his leaves.


Water:Water around once a week.


Pets:Toxic to pets if ingested.


Grows:Has vines that can trail down or climb up

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Newbies:Forgiving and low maintenance—a perfect fit for new plant parents.


Pro-tip: To propagate, cut a piece at least 6″ long and place in water in bright light. Roots will grow in a week.

Size:

A natural climber in the tropics of Latin America, the Philodendron Brasil is an indoor favorite with heart-shaped leaves and distinct variegation.

This vining Philodendron thrives in medium light and high humidity—conditions that mimic its natural habitat. Water it weekly, sit back and watch it thrive.

Small: About 8 inches tall with a container width of 4 inches.

Medium: About 15 inches tall with a container width of 6 inches.

Foliage size will vary.

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