The philodendron Brasil was cultivated from the popular heartleaf philodendron and is just as easy to care for. It’s low maintenance and easy to grow indoors. Provide it with bright light, regular watering, and well-draining conditions and it will thrive.
This plant will be happiest in bright, but indirect sunlight. Avoid exposure to direct sunlight as it can cause the delicate leaves of your philodendron to burn.
Allow the soil to dry out slightly between watering. If you’re not sure when to water, poke your finger a couple of cm’s into the top of the soil and see if it’s moist. If so, hold off watering. If the under soil is dry, you can go ahead and water the plant. As with all plants, drainage is important, so make sure when you do water your Philodendron, the water has somewhere to go so it doesn’t sit at the bottom of the soil and cause root rot or fungal problems. These plants are sensitive to overwatering, so avoid letting it sit in soggy soil for extended periods of time.
If you notice your leaves starting to curl, it may be due to the plant not receiving enough water. Browning leaf tips can be a result of the plant being exposed to dry conditions, so check it’s not sitting in the direct flow of air conditioning. It could also be the result of exposure to direct sunlight or an indication that the plant isn’t getting enough water. Use scissors or snips to remove any damaged or dying leaves so that the plant can redirect its resources to the healthy parts of the plant.
This plant can be mildly toxic if ingested by humans or animals, so be sure to keep it out of reach of children and pets. We always recommend doing your own research on the toxicity of plants and making your own decisions about whether the plant is the right one for your home.