Philodendron hastatum 'Silver Sword'
Silver Sword (Philodendron hestatum) is definitely high up there on my list of favorites for a few reasons!
- That color! Dreamy steel blue, dare I say “steels” my heart? (Sorry)
- Like many other philodendrons, this baby is relatively easy to grow!
- It’s hemiepiphytic! What does that mean?? It starts its journey on the ground, then begins to climb up trees to get more sunlight. So, provide it a bamboo stake or moss pole and let it go nuts!
Native to Brazilian jungles, this exotic aroid enjoys bright, indirect light and humidity levels between 50-80%. Pot up in a well-draining soil and water whenever the top 2 inches begin to feel dry. Like many plants, avoid overwatering.
Light: Eastern windows are great! Otherwise, a distance from a Southern or Western window, or nestled in among plant buddies (which also helps with humidity).
Like all other philodendrons, this is NOT pet-friendly and should be placed in a spot that will not put your furry friends in a tempting situation to take a nibble.