Philodendron Silver SwordBack in stock: NOW
Metallic silver leaves that look almost unreal are the hallmark of this Colombian beauty. She'll shimmer and glimmer in your lounge room adding effortless glamour all year round.
Philodendron hastatum 'Silver Sword'APPEARANCE: Climbing/trailing foliage plant with large silver-green, almost metallic, leaves which start off long ovals and become longer and more arrow-head in outline as they mature. Leaf colour is greener when young. Very strong climbing habit so train it up a supporting structure or trail it down through an atrium or over a balcony.
USE IN: In tropical gardens outside, on sheltered balconies, or indoors in a pot.
LOCATION: Plant in free draining soil rich in organic matter in a part-full shade location for lush healthy foliage. Protect from frost; ideally over 15C.
CARE: Mulch and water regularly during the first 12 weeks until the plant is established. Fertilise with a slow release fertiliser yearly to ensure luscious growth. A dousing of liquid fertiliser monthly in hot climates will keep the foliage looking great. For potted plants, avoid overwatering. Spray foliage with a trigger spray to freshen indoor plants and wipe leaves if they look dusty.
HEIGHT & WIDTH: 1 m H+ x 50 cm W.
YOUR PLANTS: These plants are tube-stock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80mm high and 42 mm wide. May be supplied as 'plugs', slightly smaller than our usual tubestock but with a healthy root system ready for planting or potting on. You can see an example in the image gallery.