The heartleaf philodendron (Philodendron scandens) is native to South and Central America and the West Indies. It is a very popular houseplant, offering year-round beauty and easy care. It’s also known as the “sweetheart plant” for its heart-shaped green leaves. It is often given for anniversary gifts due to its association with romance.
As a matter of fact, this plant is listed as a clean air plant, for it removes formaldehyde from the air in your home.
This plant does best in bright, indirect light so choose an indoor location that does not receive direct sunlight.
Use tepid water, not cold water, to water your houseplants. Cold water can harm a tropical plant by shocking its root system too suddenly.
Be careful not to overwater this plant. If the leaves turn yellow, that’s usually a sign of overwatering.