8 Best Philodendron Plants For Your Home

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Philodendrons are the best houseplants not only because of their stunning heart-shaped leaves but also because of their low-maintenance foliage.

There are 450 Philodendron species out there, so how would you know which one is perfect for your home? To help you choose, we have listed the 8 best Philodendron plants you can grow in your home.

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1. Philodendron Camposportanum

If you need a small vining plant for your home, Philodendron Camposportanum is an excellent option. It is a small-growing plant with some remarkable qualities.

New leaves of this Philodendron plant sprout out with an orange blush or a tint. As the leaves mature, they turn deep-velveted green and change their shape from the heart to the tri-lobe. Its leaves are called “Hammer Leaves” due to their tri-lobed blades.

The Camposportanum can grow only 8 inches tall, but its vines can get 3 feet long. A wooden totem or trellis can support its foliage for promoting vertical growth.

2. Philodendron Rugosum

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Philodendron Rugosum is a rare Philodendron species native to the rainforests of Ecuador. It has classic heart-shaped, lush-green leaves with rounded edges, textured blades, and a leathery appearance.

This plant can grow perfectly well indoors and outdoors, making it one of the favorite Philodendron species of gardeners.

The Rugosum is a low-maintenance plant that can tolerate dappled sunlight or shade. Thus, you can keep it in your living room window or far from the sun rays on a coffee table in the middle of your room.

3. Philodendron Erubescens

From the rainforests of Costa Rica, we get the exotic-looking Philodendron erubescens. It is a gorgeous plant for your home if you want to add a pop of color to your plant collection.

It is a popular houseplant due to its lovely variegated leaves. The leaves have pink and green sections on their blades and deep-red undersides. The variegations amplify when the plant is placed in bright, indirect sunlight.

4. Philodendron Brasil

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Philodendron Brasil, otherwise known as Sweetheart Philodendron, is a variegated variety of Philodendron Hederaceum.

It has a beautiful leaf shape and glossy appearance, and the leaves have golden-yellow variegated centers that shine in bright light. Because it is a vining plant, you can grow it in a beautiful hanging basket in your home. You can also grow it in a small pot placed on your bookshelf.

Like every other Philodendron, Philodendron Brasil is easy to grow. So if you are a beginner in indoor gardening, you can start by growing this low-maintenance plant in your home.

5. Velvet Leaf Philodendron

Philodendron Micans is called Velvet-Leaf Philodendron because it has soft, velvety, classic heart-shaped leaves. The plant grows greenish-bronze with reddish-brown undersides. Philodendron Micans produces relatively small leaves in its juvenile days, but when it matures, its leaves can get 20 inches in size.

It is one of the best Philodendron plants for homes because it is a forgiving and low-maintenance plant, and it does not require constant attention. It can grow 8 inches tall and 24 inches long indoors with basic care.

6. Philodendron Birkin

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Philodendron Birkin is a popular Philodendron species whose leaves change color as they grow. New leaves of the Birkin plant are totally white, but as they grow, they turn dark green keeping the white part as just strips.

The leaves keep losing their white portion until they are all deep green. It is when the leaf is oldest. So if you get Birkin Philodendron for your home, you will get to see a variety of leaf variegations.

This interesting plant is also easy to care for. All it needs is bright, indirect sunlight, and weekly watering.

7. Philodendron Moonlight

To add a refreshing look to your home, you should grow bright-colored plants. One such plant is Philodendron Moonlight.

Philodendron Moonlight is a tropical vining plant with bright chartreuse-colored leaves that are almost fluorescent. When grown under bright sunlight, the emerald green leaves appear to be shining.

Philodendron Moonlight is a small-sized plant that can grow 20 to 24 inches indoors. You can grow it in small pots or even in small hanging baskets because it has long vines that can dangle from the hanging basket.

8. Philodendron White Knight

Another stunning Philodendron species that you can add to your home is Philodendron White Knight. It is also a variegated plant with white-splotched, dark-green leaves, and the leaves grow on deep-purple to cream-colored stems.

Philodendron White Knight is a slow-growing plant, but it can reach a mature height of 10 feet when given proper care and attention. Due to its extended size, it makes an excellent foyer or living room plant.

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