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Philodendron hederaceum var. hederaceum

Previously known as:

  • Philodendron scandens
Phonetic Spelling
fil-oh-DEN-dron hed-er-ah-SEE-um hed-er-ah-SEE-um
This plant has low severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

'Parlor Ivy' is an tropical evergreen trailing or climbing vine that grows up to 13' tall and is grown as a houseplant in temperate climates. This plant is desired for its glossy, green leaves on cascading stems. It is able to survive for long periods in extremely low light. It is distinguished from E. aureum by the conspicuous stipules on new growth, the messy, falling stipules on older growth, and by the non-grooved petioles. Climbs or trails if given support.  Prefers medium light,  but will tolerate low light. It prefers average indoor air temperatures and can tolerate dry air although it prefers medium relative humidity and moist soil. This plant will tolerate low light for long periods of time. Appreciates misting.  Keep soil slightly moist, slow down on watering in the winter. This plant has no serious pest or disease problems. Var. oxycardium has new leaves that are glossy and brown and var. scandens has new leaves that are light green.

Quick ID Hints:

  • Petioles are entire, not grooved
  • Indoor vine with glossy, heart-shaped leaves
  • Stipules are free on new growth
See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#poisonous#houseplant#white flowers#low light#interiorscape#berries#moist soil#spadix#heart#fantz#problem for cats#problem for dogs#problem for horses
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#poisonous#houseplant#white flowers#low light#interiorscape#berries#moist soil#spadix#heart#fantz#problem for cats#problem for dogs#problem for horses
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Philodendron
    Species:
    hederaceum
    Family:
    Araceae
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Mexico to Tropical America
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Vine
    Habit/Form:
    Climbing
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Moist
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Orange
    Red/Burgundy
    White
    Fruit Type:
    Berry
    Fruit Description:
    Fruits are a white or orange to red berry.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Spadix
    Flower Description:
    Flowers are small and white. Inflorescence is rarely seen in cultivation, but when it appears, it is a spadix and spathe. The spadix is shorter than or equal to the length of the spathe. The spathe forms a tube around the spadix and expands above the spadix to a greenish-yellow hood.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Green
    Purple/Lavender
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Cordate
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Leaves are alternate, simple, cordate, acuminate, cordate base, entire, coriaceous, glossy green above and green or red-purple below. Petioles are slender and shorter than the lead blade. Stipules are large, free, and lanceolate. Leaves emerge bronze and quickly turn green and cover stems.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Slender green stems with adventitious roots that can grow to 4 ft or more.
  • Landscape:
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Heavy Shade
    Problems:
    Problem for Cats
    Problem for Dogs
    Problem for Horses
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    Low
    Poison Symptoms:
    Oral irritation, pain and swelling of mouth, tongue and lips, excessive drooling, vomiting (not horses), difficulty swallowing
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Insoluble calcium oxalates
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No