Philondendrons are a classic indoor houseplant. Originating from the rainforests of South America, philodendrons are a type of flowering plant that adds warmth and appeal to any indoor space, which makes it the perfect fit for your home or office. The name philodendron comes from the Greek word ‘philo’ meaning love and ‘dendron’ meaning tree.
You may have purchased a HortyGirl Philodendron potted plant or received the plant as a gift for your living decor at your local HortyGirl retailer. Let’s learn some fun facts about Philodendron potted plants and get some living decor ideas for your home and/or office.
Fun Facts About Philodendron Plant Features
Philodendron plants have the ability to remove pollutants such as formaldehyde and clean the air in any indoor space. This is due to their large size leaves, which can absorb moisture and release it into a room as clean oxygen. The leaves can be heart shaped, lobed, deeply cut, oval or even spear-shaped.
Types of Philodendron Plants
The roots of the philodendrons can be both aerial and subterranean. The aerial roots come from the plant’s nodes allowing the plant to attach itself to a tree or other plant in the wild to help it collect water and nutrients. Otherwise known as vining philodendrons, which need a post or a supporting structure to climb on.
The HortyGirl Philodendron Potted Plant found in retailers near you is a philodendron with heart shaped leaves and is the non-climbing type of philodendron. They have an upright spreading growth habit and can grow up to a height of 3 feet and spread up to 6 feet wide.
Best Living Decor Ideas for Your Philodendron Plant
Philodendrons are wonderfully versatile in any living decor and can adapt readily to conditions inside the home, allowing them to thrive year round indoors. Set the plant in a location with bright, indirect sunlight with plenty of space to grow. With its lush tropical leaves, philodendrons can brighten up a vacant corner in your office or living room and create a tropical ‘jungle’ like feel in your indoor landscape.
Philodendron plants pair well with other plants and furniture in your home or office. For example, place the plant with other plants on your dining room table or prop a smaller Philodendron plant on a stump or stand next to your bathtub in the bathroom, which is a great spot as these tropical plants do enjoy a bit of humidity.
If your Philodendron plant starts getting too big, cut the leaves and place them in water to create a lovely display and centerpiece on your dining table or coffee table.
There are so many fun facts and living decor ideas for your HortyGirl Philodendron potted plant. Your Philodendron plant will look beautiful in any indoor setting. Wherever you decide to place your Philodendron plant, keep in mind, it’ll have to be a space with bright, indirect sunlight and plenty of room for your plant to grow.
If you’re wondering about plant care for your HortyGirl Philodendron potted plant, learn more from our HortyGirl potted plant expert on our Philodendron Plant Care TIps Blog.