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Philodendron cordatum 'Lemon Lime'

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Philodendron cordatum 'Lemon Lime' is a popular cultivar known for its vibrant and striking foliage. Here are some key features and care tips for Philodendron cordatum 'Lemon Lime':

  1. Appearance:

    • 'Lemon Lime' is characterized by heart-shaped leaves that display a mix of bright green and lemon-lime hues.
    • The coloration tends to be more pronounced on new growth, adding a dynamic and lively aspect to the plant.
  2. Habitat and Origin:

    • Philodendron cordatum, also known as the Heartleaf Philodendron, is native to the tropical rainforests of Central and South America.
    • The 'Lemon Lime' cultivar is a variation of the species with unique coloration.
  3. Cultivation and Care:

    • Light: Philodendron cordatum 'Lemon Lime' thrives in bright, indirect light. It can tolerate lower light conditions but may lose some of its vibrancy.
    • Temperature: Maintain a warm environment with temperatures between 65-80°F (18-27°C).
    • Watering: Allow the top inch of the soil to dry out before watering. Philodendrons prefer slightly moist but not waterlogged soil.
    • Soil: Well-draining potting mix with added organic matter is suitable.
    • Humidity: Tolerant of average indoor humidity levels. However, higher humidity can promote healthier growth.
    • Fertilization: Feed with a balanced liquid fertilizer every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer).
  4. Size:

    • Philodendron cordatum 'Lemon Lime' is a compact and trailing plant, making it suitable for hanging baskets or as a cascading feature in pots.
  5. Decorative Use:

    • The vibrant coloration of 'Lemon Lime' makes it an attractive and eye-catching addition to indoor spaces.
    • It can be used in various decorative settings, including hanging baskets or as part of an indoor plant arrangement.
  6. Maintenance:

    • Regular pruning can help control the size and shape of the plant.
    • Remove any yellow or damaged leaves to encourage new growth.
  7. Propagation:

    • Philodendrons are generally easy to propagate. Stem cuttings can be rooted in water or directly in soil.