Silver Sword Philodendron aka Philodendron Hastatum is a vine in the popular Araceae family. The Silver Sword has its own reputation for dazzling broad leaves. This Philodendron variety features a gorgeous set of glossy leaves with a silver sheen, almost giving it a metallic look. It's also a fan favorite due to the advantages of simple care, easy propagation, and multiple ways to grow it. Native to the rainforests of Brazil, this tropical species is actually on the endangered species list because of habitat destruction – so getting this plant for your home is an act of service. Proper care is essential for the survival of the species.
Thrives in medium to bright indirect light. Can tolerate low light conditions. Not suited for direct sun.
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.
Sick Plant Signs
Yellow leaves, wet potting mix: Overwatering
Leaf drop: Low light, moisture-stress
Drooping, leaf curl, dry potting mix: Underwatering