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Philodendron hederaceum "Rio"

Philodendron hederaceum "Rio"

This fully rooted plant comes in a 4-inch pot. The bushy plant shown is a mother plant after propagation. The plant you will receive has 3 to 5 rooted cuttings.


Philodendron hederaceum var. hederaceum "Rio," often referred to as the Heart Shaped Philodendron Rio. This unique cultivar has the identifying marker of a silver stripe down the center of the leaf. Another identifying feature of is the small space between internodes. Ours is a rare and special plant because of its repeated instance and pattern of producing cream splash, a rare anomaly and variegation. This fast-growing easy-care plant delivers stunning foliage and continues to deliver ever-flowing rewarding vines. Stake this plant up, and see larger, giant leaves. Keep as a vining plant and enjoy miles long vines for years to come!


When your plant arrives, it is important to keep it in the sphagnum moss mixture and let it acclimate to your home. When you are ready to pot up, DO NOT remove the sphagnum mixture, but rather pot the entire root ball with the sphagnum mixture into fresh aroid soil. Only remove excess sphagnum moss without disturbing the roots.  Begin with a  5-inch or 6-inch pot; however, do not go larger. It is important to gradually increase the pot as the plant grows. Keep in bright indirect light. This plant was grown in with ideal lighting conditions.


Soil must be a welldraining soil specific to the drainage needs of aroid plants.  For the soil mixture we use,  copy this link into your browser:


In the photo, the mother plant is shown. Many of the plants are almost as large as the one in the photo.


When propagating this plant, it is best done in water then moved to sphagnum moss then to soil.  It is imperative to keep this plant away from the window during colder winter months.

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