Philodendron: Cordatum Brasil

Philodendron: Cordatum Brasil

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Philodendron Brasil can survive in a range of lighting conditions but will show its variegation best in bright, indirect light. Low-light conditions will cause the variegation to begin reverting and may result in leggy growth. You should also avoid exposing your philodendron Brasil to prolonged periods of direct sunlight as this can burn the leaves.


A loamy, well-draining soil mix that is slightly acidic is ideal for this tropical aroid. While philodendron Brasil can survive in a standard indoor potting mix, it will thrive in a mix that is designed for aroids. Try mixing together 1 part potting soil, 1 part perlite, and 1 part orchid bark for a well-draining mixture that your philodendron Brasil will love.


Allow the top 2-3 inches of soil to dry out between waterings and then water well. Philodendron Brasil are sensitive to overwatering and should never be left in soggy soil for extended periods of time. 

Temperature and Humidity

Native to the tropical rainforests of South America, philodendron Brasil grow best in warm, humid conditions. That being said, they do well growing indoors in typical household temperature and humidity levels, although providing your Brasil with extra humidity will encourage larger and more vigorous growth. These philodendrons are not cold tolerant and should never be left in temperatures below 55-60 degrees Fahrenheit.