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Philodendron cordatum

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4.9 out of 5 stars


About This Product

Species Name: Philodendron cordatum

Common name(s): Heartleaf Philodendron 

Defining Characteristics: 

  • A classic vining plant that has become popular as a houseplant in hanging baskets
  • Emerald colored heart-shaped leaves
  • A 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:  Moderate (30-70%) - Humid (70-100%)


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

Lighting:   Partial Shade   

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 forests 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.

The plant pictured is in a 2.5" pot.


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.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5 stars

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Beautiful starter plant

Well packaged and arrived in excellent condition. Received a beautiful, healthy plant! Thanks a bunch!


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Better of the two.

I think i like this a bit more than the brasil variety of this plant. Looks like many other plants, but the color seems more bold!


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Shipping was quick. Arrived in good condition. I thought it would be bigger but it will grow! Looks great in the vivarium


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I received this plant by accident in a shipping error. My order was corrected and I received a free plant! The leaves were in great condition, the plant was super healthy, and this plant found its home with the two plants I had actually ordered when I received this one.


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Plant review

Beautiful dark green plant ,very good quality,quickly started growing and habituating in my vivarium,like the pothos,a recommended species for tropical vivariums.

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