Philodendron Hastatum ‘Silver Sword’ Plant
A species of plant belonging to the genus Philodendron and family Araceae is called Philodendron hastatum. The plant is famous for its silvery coloration, especially in juvenile leaves, and is often referred to as the silver sword philodendron because of the wide, sparkling shine that appears on its leaves.
Philodendron Silver Sword is a fairly fast grower and, under ideal conditions, can rapidly grow long vines and large leaves. The Silver Sword Philodendron may grow up to 10 feet tall (3 metres) and 2 metres wide, and it has a fast growth rate. Every month, the plant grows new leaf flushes.
Botanical Name: Philodendron hastatum
Other names: Silver Sword Philodendron, Philodendron hastatum silver, and Philodendron hastatum silvery blue.
Plant Type: Vine, flowering type
Silver Sword Growing Requirements and Tips
Many Philodendrons, including the Silver Sword Philodendron, enjoy bright indirect light. They are not fond of direct sunlight. If you grow Silver Sword Philodendron outside, the best solution would be to find a partly shaded spot, 70 to 85% sunlight, close to a window.
During the summer and spring, water Silver Sword Philodendrons around once per week. Before you re-water the Silver Sword, make sure the top 1-2 inches (2.5–5 cm) of soil are dry. In autumn and winter, need to water less frequently.
The optimal temperature range for the Silver Sword Philodendron is between 65° and 80°F (18-27°C) during the day and around 60° (16° C) at night.
The Silver Sword Philodendron prefers loose, well-draining soil with good drainage. To make well-draining soil, mix peat and perlite into standard potting soil. It prefers organically rich, moist soil, but it does not want the soil to be soggy because it could create rotten roots.
Feed your Silver Sword Philodendron once a month with a balanced fertilizer