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Philodendron “Imperial Green”

Latin name

Philodendron “Imperial Green”



Common name

Sweetheart Plant


In the wild, Philodendrons of this type originate in South America, especially Columbia. “Imperial Green” is a hybrid that occurred at a nursery in Florida, and its parentage remains unknown

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Philodendron “Imperial Green” is a large-leaved plant notable for its glossy, leathery foliage and robust constitution. The leaves grow from a central rosette on thick fleshy stems, sometimes tinged deep red. It is a compact variety and does not climb.

“Imperial Green” started as part of a batch of mixed seedlings bought from a Florida nursery in 1977 and is probably a hybrid between two different species of Philodendron. The seedlings were brought to Belgium in the early 1980s where, once they were grown to maturity, were found to be a distinct new variety. As a hybrid, they are infertile, so all propagation is made by tissue culture.

All our potted plants come in compostable coir pots.

Caring for your plant



Low to medium light.


Keep the soil moist, but not wet. Over watering, especially in cool conditions, will cause leaf discoloration and leaf drop


Do not prune. Dead or dying leaves should be cut off at the base with a sharp knife or secateurs


A little dilute fertilizer should be added to the water every time you water the plant

Pest & Diseases

Generally pest free, but watch for mealybugs, which can be removed by cleaning the foliage with a damp cloth or paper towel

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