Philodendron hederaceum ‘Neon’

Neon Philodendron Cordatum, Philodendron Lemon Lime and Philodendron Hederaceum

Philodendron Neon, also known as Philodendron hederaceum ‘Neon,’ is a stunning tropical houseplant that has gained immense popularity for its mesmerising foliage. Its distinctive heart-shaped leaves boast a striking neon lime-green hue, exuding an enchanting and vibrant aura that captivates any space. This cultivar is a compact and easy-to-care-for plant, making it an excellent addition to indoor environments. Philodendron Neon is remarkably low-maintenance, thriving in moderate to bright indirect light and requiring only occasional watering. Its cascading vines can be trained to climb or left to gracefully drape, infusing an elegant touch of lushness into any interior setting.

With its captivating and attention-grabbing appearance, Philodendron Neon is a sought-after choice for plant enthusiasts, effortlessly elevating the aesthetics of your home or office décor while adding a burst of life and colour to the ambiance. Explore the joy of owning this beautiful and vibrant houseplant.

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Origin: Tropical areas of the Americas
Genus: Philodendron
Species / Cultivar: hederaceum 'Neon'
Common Name: Neon Philodendron Cordatum, Philodendron Lemon Lime and Philodendron Hederaceum
Synonym: Philodendron hederaceum 'Lemon Lime'

Plant Biography

Philodendron hederaceum, commonly known as the Heartleaf Philodendron, is native to Central and South American rainforests. It belongs to the Araceae family and is part of the Philodendron genus. Its name “Philodendron” originates from Greek, meaning “love” and “tree,” reflecting its climbing nature. “Hederaceum” is Latin, referring to its ivy-like, heart-shaped leaves and its ability to climb trees.

Philodendron hederaceum Neon is a beloved houseplant, admired for its glossy foliage and ease of care. It’s also used in tropical landscaping, where its lush vines add a touch of tropical beauty.

Over time, various cultivars, including variegated varieties, have emerged. Philodendron hederaceum remains a favourite among plant enthusiasts and collectors, continually evolving as new varieties and hybrids are introduced into the world of indoor and tropical plants.

Philodendron 'Neon'
Light: Bright Indirect
This plant likes sun, but keep out of direct sunlight. Best placed in an area near a window.
Soil: Indoor Potting Mix
Enjoys moist well drained soil with composted organics and some drainage material.
Temperature: 12-24°C
Temperature range at which this plant is healthiest and grows best.
Growth Rate: Medium
Expect to see moderate growth during growing season.
Water Requirement: Regular Watering
Water when soil surface is dry to the touch. Water must draining easily away.
Humidity: Medium
Easygoing in regular home conditions, keep away from cold draughts and heat sources.
Maintenance: Low
Requires no attention beyond correct position and watering. An ideal starter plant!
Eventual Height: 2.5-4m
The plant's ultimate height in typical growing conditions.
Eventual Spread: 0.1-0.5m
The plant's ultimate spread in typical growing conditions.
Care & Size Guidance

Care & Size Guidance

Philodendron Neon is relatively low-maintenance, making it an ideal houseplant. Provide it with bright, indirect sunlight, as direct sunlight can scorch its vibrant leaves. Keep its soil consistently moist but not soggy, allowing the top inch to dry out between watering. Regularly mist the leaves to maintain humidity, especially in drier indoor environments. Fertilise it with a balanced indoor plant fertiliser every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Ensure it’s kept away from drafts and cold temperatures. With these care guidelines, your Philodendron Neon will thrive and continue to grace your space with its stunning neon foliage.

Pruning and shaping your Philodendron Neon is essential for maintaining its appearance and vitality. Trim leggy growth to encourage bushier foliage and remove yellow or damaged leaves for a tidy look. Controlling its size is achievable by cutting back the longest vines, and you can guide it upwards by providing support such as a moss pole. Use clean, sharp tools and avoid over-pruning, as this resilient plant typically thrives with minimal intervention, ensuring it remains a vibrant addition to your indoor space.

Expert Tip

The lime-green leaves of Philodendron Neon are particularly susceptible to scorching sun. A position near a north- or east-facing window is best.


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