An easy to grow houseplant, ‘Lemon Lime’ Philodendron brings trailing foliage in shades of bright yellow to chartreuse. Its cascading stems can grow quite long, almost 12′! and is best kept trimmed to a desirable length. ‘Lemon Lime’ Philodendron will thrive in many different light conditions, including low light areas, but prefers bright indirect light.
Due to its ease of care and handsome looks, it makes a popular choice for schools, shopping centers, offices, and homes. Mix it with seasonal mixed annuals to create containers with a tropical flair. It can be trained on a trellis, or used as a trailing plant in hanging baskets and containers. It improves air quality by removing toxins in the air.
Facts about Philodendron Lemon Lime
- Botanical Name: Philodendron hederaceum Lemon
- Common Name: Lemon Lime Heartleaf Philodendron, Lemon Lime Philodendron
- Family: Araceae
- Growth Habit: Grows throughout the year
- Bloom Time: Non-Flowering
- Foliage Color: Yellow
- Light Requirements: Bright indirect light, shield from direct sun, Low Light
- Water Needs: Average
- Plant Type: Houseplant
Care Tips of Philodendron Lemon Lime
- Sunlight & Temperature: The delicate foliage of Philodendron Lemon Lime prefers to sit in indirect bright sunlight with the warmth of 60-75°F. Place them 3-5 feet away east window, ensuring morning sunlight for optimal growth. They oppose direct sunlight due to potential sunburn from excess heat. Scorched Lemon Lime leaves have brown spots and dry leaf edges on yellowing leaves.
- Water & Humidity: If Lemon Lime Philodendron is turning brown, soft, wilting, or yellow foliage, you have under watered them. However, it is due to over-watering if the leaves turn brown, yellow, or mushy and lose their yellow-green (bright green) color. Provide your Philodendron Lemon Lime water once a week in summer but cut back in winter to once a month. Use the bottom watering approach aided with pebbles to keep your Philodendron hydrated.
- Soil & Fertilizer: Philodendron Lemon Lime flourishes in well-draining, porous pH 6-8 soil enriched with organic manure. Prepare a soil mix containing coco peat, perlite, organic compost, and orchid barks.
- Potting and Repotting: Philodendron Lemon Lime is lenient about pot size, so they won’t fuss about staying in an 8-10 inches pot for over 2 years. But once they outgrow the pot, they must be repotted immediately. Roots poking out from drain holes, stunted growth, and abrupt dropping foliage are the signs of pot bound Philodendron.
- Regular Pruning: Prune your Lemon Lime Philodendron once in about 3-6 months, depending upon its size and growth rate. Feel free to trim your Philodendron if you see dead, discolored, or damaged leaves.
- Toxicity: All parts of the Philodendron Lemon Lime plant contain toxic insoluble calcium oxalate crystals, making them toxic to dogs, cats, and even humans. Accidental consumption of Lemon Philodendron can cause oral irritation, vomiting, diarrhea, and hyper salivation.
- Propagation: Philodendron Lemon Lime can be propagated in spring or summer via stem cutting and air layering methods. But stem cutting is preferred over other methods due to easy steps with a higher success rate.