Philodendron Silver Sword
With a name like Philodendron Silver Sword, you can be sure this plant’s going to have some stunning foliage.
And, you’d be right.
The serene silvery hue is contrasted beautifully by its sharp lance-shaped leaves. Like a vine of interlocking blades, Philodendron hastatum feels like something right of a fantasy novel.
The elegant foliage of this plant makes it a wonderful statement piece in the home and in terrariums alike.
Learn how to care for this exotic Aroid and how to grow those kitchen blade leaves into full-sized swords!
In its native jungles of Brazil, this tropical vine enjoys moderate to bright indirect light as it weaves around under the rainforest canopy.
In the home, we can best recreate this environment with a North or East-facing window.Thankfully, it’s very easy to avoid as this Philodendron handles everything down to lower light conditions pretty well. You should be totally fine positioning this plant a little farther from a light source into a room.
Regular watering is welcome so long as its roots are aerated and not sitting/suffocating in water.
Using a pot with a drainage hole is the easiest way to prevent this from happening. Simply water until you see the excess water drain out the bottom and then you’re done!
That being said, the Silver Sword is one of the few Philodendron that can withstand the occasional overwatering.