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


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

Pro-tip: Philodendrons are extremely easy to propagate and share with friends. Simply cut off a piece of the vine anywhere from 6″ to 12″ long, strip off the lower leaves, and place it in a glass full of water. Renew water every other day.


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.

Size will vary, but total height is about 8 inches and container width is 4 inches.

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