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All About Philodendron 'Brasil'

Posted on December 10 2022

The Philodendron 'Brasil' is an easy-to-care-for vining Philodendron with large, heart-shaped, camo-inspired leaves and copper-colored vines. No two leaves are exactly alike, so this plant will keep you guessing! You can either leave this plant hanging or train it to climb up a moss totem, for even larger leaves. As a fast grower, you’ll be guaranteed to have a mighty vine in no time, whichever method you choose.

Meet Your Match:

    • Nickname: Philodendron Brasil, Philodendron Scandens Brasil
    • About the Family: The Philodendron Brasil is a relative of other Philodendron varieties, such as the Orange Prince and Pink Princess.
    • Understanding the Family Tree: Araceae (Family), Philodendron (Genus), Philodendron Brasil (Species).
    • Hometown: Mexico, Brazil, and West Indies.

    How to Care for Your Philodendron Brasil:

      • Watering: Allow the first 1-2 inches to dry before rewatering.
      • Humidity: Average-High.
      • Soil: Well-draining mix.
      • Fertilizer: Balanced fertilizer 1-2 times a month.
      • Environment: Keep your Philodendron in medium-bright indirect light and temperatures above 65 degrees.
      • Propagation: Stem cuttings.
      • Toxicity: Toxic to people and pets.

      The Best Unboxing Practices:

        Properly caring for your newly unboxed Philodendron Brasil for the first week of its new life is crucial to the extended wellness of your plant. Follow these practices to get the best results:
          • Watering: Exotic Forest ships freshly watered plants. Do not water your Philodendron Brasil until it exhibits the proper signs.
          • Repotting: Do not immediately repot your plant, which would likely result in shock and leaf-loss. Allow it to acclimate to its new environment for at least one week. 
          • Lighting: Place your Philodendron in filtered, low light for a few days to acclimate. Relocate your Philodendron Brasil to your desired location that fits its care needs afterward. Do not ever place a freshly un-boxed plant in direct sun.

          What You’re Getting:

          • You will receive a carefully selected, quality evaluated 6” diameter plant. All Exotic Forest plants are rooted and thriving.

          What Makes Us Special:

          • Shipment Methods: Plants are precious, and we want yours to arrive safely! We ship our plants via UPS, with a maximum of 4-day shipping. 
          • Our Packing: Have you received ‘squished’ plants from other companies? Our solution to this common issue is bamboo stakes and biodegradable packing peanuts (starch), which securely holds your plant in place during shipment. 
          • Chemical-free: We are committed to keeping our plants and customers safe. We never treat our plants with chemical pesticides. 
          • Quality Standards: Exotic Forest strives to meet stringent quality standards and evaluates each plant we resource from our nursery. Pest-free, healthy plants are a requirement!
          • Customer Service: Your satisfaction is our priority. If you are experiencing issues with or have questions about how to care for your Philodendron 'Brasil', reach out to us at or via our social media accounts. Are you tired of receiving pre-written responses? We believe that plant parents want to talk to people, not robots. A knowledgeable team member reads and replies to each individual concern: no cookie-cutter answers here!
          • Returns: While we do not accept returns at this time, you can contact us at with photos of your plant and receipt to discuss the specific plant care issues you’re experiencing with your Philodendron 'Brasil' and possible resolutions.
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            FAQ about Philodendron Brasil Care:

              • Is a Philodendron poisonous to cats? Philodendrons are listed as toxic to cats because they contain calcium oxalate crystals. These nasty crystals cause throat and skin irritation, so ensure your cat doesn’t eat your plant or come in contact with your plant’s sap.
              • What kind of soil does a Philodendron Brasil need? Philodendron Brasil aren't fussy plants, but for the best results, they should be planted in a well-draining potting mix. Achieve this by placing a few handfuls of extra perlite in traditional potting soil.
              • What if my Philodendron Brasil’s new growth is tiny? Many factors can contribute to small growth, including low light, lack of fertilizer, and overgrown roots. Solve the issue by moving your plant to a brighter location, sticking to a good fertilizer routine, and repotting in a larger pot if your Philodendron is root-bound.

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