Philodendron Silver Sword (Philodendron hastatum)
The Philodendron hastatum is native to Colombia and this variety is commonly called the Silver Sword. This easy to care for plant can adapt to all kinds of conditions (as long as its warm), making it a popular houseplant.
The Silver Sword has large silver, almost metallic-looking foliage. The juvenile leaves on the Silver Sword start as a pale metallic grey and become a deeper blue colour as the plant matures.
The typical size of a full grown philodendron when kept indoors with the correct care is 50 cm high and 50 cm wide. Larger when grown outdoors.
Thrives in medium to bright indirect light, This plant doesn't like low-light situations. When it doesn't get enough sunlight, two things will happen. The first thing you'll notice is that the plant starts to grow towards a light source. The second thing is that the bright white lines on its leaves will start to fade to dark green.
Watering is always quite a tough subject when it comes to plant care, but not for this plant. The Philodendron can be a thirsty plant and likes to be watered as soon as the soil is dry.
If you're looking for a watering schedule to use for this plant, it's this: Water this plant once per week. It doesn't really matter which season it is at the moment, this plant loves to be in moist soil most of the time. Even though it loves to be in moist soil, it also likes to dry out.
Tolerates average indoor humidity. Prefers humidity.
Average home temperature of 21c. If you’re comfortable, your plant is comfortable. Avoid cold draughts.
How often should I fertilize my plant?
- In general, house plants will thrive when they are fertilized spring through fall. Fertilize once a month with an organic houseplant fertilizer, following the package instructions for dilution and administration.
- We recommend : Plant Runner & We the Wild for a long lasting lush life.
Size refers to pot size, plant size may vary.
Decorative pots not included. Check out some of pots & containers
Plant varieties and quantities in store are dependent on market prices and availability.
We try to keep good availability of these plants at all times – however we only buy what looks good, strong and healthy when we go out shopping to our growers.
This ensures plants are healthy and robust when they come to live with you.
We keep a range of plants in store that we know will perform for you, whatever your space, but please be patient with us if we don’t have everything in stock all of the time.