Philodendron Care 101

Philodendrons are tropical plants native to Central and South America. There are hundreds of philodendron species, each with its own unique traits. They can be planted indoors year-round, are fast growers and can be relatively easy to take care of.


Thrives in medium to bright indirect light, but can tolerate low indirect light.


Water every 1–2 weeks, allowing soil to dry out between waterings. Expect to water more often in brighter light and less often in lower light.


They can be mildly toxic to pets. So just be careful where you put them if you have hungry pets!

Fun Fact

The genus name Philodendron derives from the Greek words 'philo', meaning love or affection, and 'dendron', meaning tree.

Sad Plant Signs

Wilting plant or curling leaves, dry potting mix: Under-watered

Yellowing leaves, black stems:Overwatered


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