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Philodendron cordatum 'Brasil'

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4.8 out of 5 stars


About This Product

Species Name: Philodendron cordatum ‘Brasil’ 

Common name(s): Heartleaf Philodendron 

Defining Characteristics: 

  • A classic vining plant that has become popular as a houseplant in hanging baskets
  • Heart-shaped leaves featuring bright yellow variegation
  • Thick trailing vine offers a natural support structure for animals when used in a terrarium

Recommended Pot Size: Medium - Large 

Josh’s Frogs offers a wide variety of glass terrariums, container garden soils, drainage layers, and other supplies for all of your indoor gardening needs.


Temperature requirement: 65-80°F

Humidity: Dry (0-30%)  Moderate (30-70%)  Humid (70-100%) 

Watering frequency: Regular watering required. Do not allow the soil to dry out between waterings. 

Lighting:     Full Shade    Partial Shade     Full Sun 

Soil type: Well draining potting soil or a prepared soil mixture such as Josh's Frogs Potting Soil mix offered Here

Growth rate: Slow - Moderate 

Height: Vines can trail up to 20’ 

Origin: South America; Brazil (Rio de Janeiro to São Paulo)

Regional locality: Hemi-epiphytic, sometimes epilithic in tropical forest along the Atlantic Coast of South America .

USDA Hardiness Zone: 10-12

Suggested Vivarium/ Animal Terrarium Use:




  • Frogs & Toads
  • Lizards & turtles
  • Aquatic Set-ups
  • Frogs & Toads
  • Lizards & turtles
  • Snakes
  • Geckos
  • Temperate Vivariums



  • Frogs & Toads ✔
  • Lizards & turtles
  • Snakes ✔
  • Geckos ✔
  • Tropical Vivariums ✔
  • Toads
  • Lizards and tortoises
  • Geckos
  • Desert Vivariums

Care Notes: The wide leaves of this plant can easily burn when exposed to full sun. Avoid direct sunlight for extended periods of time. 

*Philodendrons are toxic to both humans and pets as all parts of the plant contain calcium oxalate crystals. We deem this plant safe for use with the above animals, but the more risk-averse may wish to avoid it. For more information please visits the ASPCA list of Toxic and Non-Toxic Plants


Shipping Notes: 

As a good practice, Josh's Frogs recommends washing all plants thoroughly removing as much soil as possible with dechlorinated water before placing them in their final home. Live plants may vary in color, size, and appearance.


This product ships to your doorstep. Most orders placed before 2pm ET on business days will ship out the same day.

Import/export restrictions on this product require that it can only be shipped to destinations within the United States.

Restrictions on this product that prohibit shipping to the following states: HI.

Live Arrival Guarantee

This product is covered under our Live Arrival Guarantee. If your insect/animal does not arrive in good health, we'll make it right, provided the following criteria are met:

  • If shipped Two Day, the temperature experienced during shipping must remain between -20 and 120 °F.
  • If shipped Next Day, the temperature experienced during shipping must remain between -40 and 120 °F.
  • If shipped Ground, the temperature experienced during shipping must remain between 20 and 85 °F.

You'll be notified during the checkout process if your purchase qualifies for our guarantee.

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4.0 out of 5 stars

different look!

Great plant for the back to creep up the wall. Noticeably different look from the regular Philodendron cordatum


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Beautiful Plant

Very fast shipping. Plant was super healthy and bigger than what I thought. I'm super happy with my plant. I received it about 1 month ago, and its doubled in size and growing Beautifully. I would def recommend this company to anyone looking for Beautiful Healthy plants and fast shipping. Thank You Josh's Frogs !!!! :) I'm definitely coming back for more ...


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I ordered two of these plants, after having never found them in any local stores. The leaves are brilliant shades of green. My plants arrived healthy and undamaged, despite high temperatures during shipping.


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Your plants are healthy, vigorous, and they are so well packed for shipping. This is also true of everything else I purchase from you. Thank you!!!


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Philodendron Cordatum

I have this sitting next to a large piece of mopani wood, and it started out as 3 leaves currently it has about nine that have grown over the course of a month. Fast growing plant for sure, and hopefully will propagate well in the months to come. My gecko enjoys sitting on the wide leaves and hiding amongst them.

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