Philodendron: Brasil


The Philodendron Brasil offers a colorful twist on a classic houseplant and is surprisingly easy to care for. With heart-shaped leaves in different shades of green and yellow, this trailing plant earned its name thanks to its close resemblance to the Brazilian flag.

Plant Care: While it can survive in low light conditions your Brasil will show its variegation best in medium to bright indirect light. Water about once a week and allow the topsoil to dry out between waterings.

Botanical Name Hilodendron hederaceum ‘Brasil’
Common Name Philodendron Brasil, variegated heart leaf philodendron
Plant Type Tropical, Shrub
Mature Size 6-36 in. tall, 12-36 in. wide
Sun Exposure Partial Sun/Shade
Soil Type Moist but well-drained
Soil pH Acidic
Hardiness Zones 
Native Area South America
Pet-friendly? No