One of the prettiest of the philodendron family, this small houseplant has elegant white-and-green striped leaves. Use it to add some pattern to your urban jungle, or as a stylish little statement on its own.
Philodendrons are enormously popular as houseplants and come in a wide variety of different shapes and sizes. There are around 500 different types, all with on thing in common: really great leaves.
In almost all philodendrons the leaves are heart-shaped. Philodendron is Greek for ‘heart tree’.
You’ll find them all over the world, but they’re mostly native to the Americas and West Indies. The reason they’re so popular as houseplants is because they’re very adaptable to different conditions.
This one will be happy in anything from light shade to bright light. It likes its soil to be kept moist, so water it whenever the top two inches of soil feel dry and try not to let it dry out entirely. It will also appreciate a feed once per month in spring and summer.
Did you know?
This variety of philodendron doesn’t actually exist in the wild. Those eye-catching stripes were bred just to be enjoyed in the home.