Philodendron 'Moonshine' - British Grown

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Scientific Name
Philodendron hederaceum (ivy-like tree-hugger) var. 'Moonshine'

Common Names
Moonlight Philodendron, Lime Philodendron

Tropical areas of South/Central America

This Philodendron gets its name from the bright yellow-green leaves it grows, whose pale colour will brighten up any room. Like the moon, the Moonshine (or Moonlight) Philodendron needs sunlight to grow such bright colours- although it does not need direct sunlight, it would prefer to be in a room with a bright window but not in the window itself! This variety of Philodendron also grows upright, rather than climbing or creeping as many do; it will be quite happy to sit on your shelf or sideboard without trying to grow sideways and escape!


Place in moderate to bright indirect light. Avoid direct sunlight as this can scorch the leaves.

Allow the top two inches of soil to dry out in between waterings (these plants are easy-going so if you wait a little longer to water don't panic!). Ensure good drainage and don't allow to sit in water.

Appreciates above average humidity, but will do just fine in most standard household humidity. Will appreciate an occassional misting, especially if in a dryer spot.

Use a chunky, well draining mix.

Will benefit from a light feed throughout spring and summer.


Average household temperatures of about 18-28° are fine- try not to place somewhere where temperatures dip below 12°C for extended periods.

No, this plant is toxic to pets and small humans.

Sprouts Top Tips
Water with tepid rather than cold water to avoid shocking the plant. Rotate it now and then to promote even growth. Avoid draughty spots.


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