Philodendron Velvet is one of the most luxurious philodendrons out there. Similar to the sweetheart plant the leaves of the Philodendron Velvet are also heart-shaped! The leaves are smaller and are a deep burgundy and green color. The velvety texture of the leaves sparkles in the sunlight.
Grow Pot Size: 3",4” and 6” Overall Height Including Grow Pot: 6-9” depending on grow pot size. Plant Care Level: Easy
With lots of bright indirect light and a regular watering routine. The philodendron will explode with growth!
Share with a friend! This plant is easy to propagate. Trim your plants in the spring and gift them to a friend!
Philodendron ‘Velvet’ Care Tips
Other Common Names: Velvet Leaf Philodendron, Micans
Binomial Name:Philodendron hederaceum var. hederaceum
Care Level: Easy to medium
Light: Bright, indirect
Water: Allow top 2 inches of soil to dry
Pet Friendly: No
The Philodendron ‘Velvet’ Story
Where is it from? Caribbean islands of Dominica and Tobago
Who is the Philodendron ‘Velvet’? The Philodendron ‘Velvet’ is an epiphytic plant! This means that it grows on trees and rocks in its natural habitat, and absorbs its water, nutrients from the surface of rocks and trees rather than from the soil in the ground. Epiphytic are typically easier to propagate!
Good For You! Philodendrons are a great addition to your bedroom. They create a calm, cozy environment and promote a good night's sleep. Also, philodendrons are excellent air-purifying plants! Filtering out airborne toxins such as trichloroethylene and benzene from the air.
Is the Philodendron ‘Velvet’ the right plant for me?
The Philodendron ‘Velvet’ is the perfect plant for beginners and for gifting to a loved one! Not only is it a proficient grower. But it is also beautiful and easy to care for plants. It even does okay with a little neglect.
Pet Friendly: No, this plant should not be ingested. The vining branches can be very enticing to our furry plants.
Location Suggestions: The Philodendron ‘Velvet’ is a fast-growing vining plant! We suggest placing your plant high up on a bookshelf in your bedroom or living room.
Prefers bright indirect to medium light.
Allow the top 1-2” of soil to dry between watering. Water thoroughly and remove excess water. Do not allow the soil to become completely dry.
Average from 65°F - 75°F
Follow a monthly fertilizing schedule when the plant is actively growing. In most cases, this is in the spring and summer. Use a balanced fertilizer - this means a ratio of NPK that is all the same. Ex: 10-10-10.
Toxic. Keep plants away from children and pets.
Rinse the leaves in the shower to clean them of dust.
Propagate in water or moist soil in the spring and summer months.
General Information About Your Plant
Caribbean islands of Dominica and Tobago
The heart-shaped leaves are soft to the touch.
Can be done every 12-18 months. Choose a pot that is 2” larger in diameter than the original pot.
Use a well-draining, high organic matter soil mix.