Oxycardium, also known as the Heartleaf Philodendron, is a popular indoor plant due to its attractive heart-shaped leaves and low maintenance requirements. Here are some care tips for keeping your Oxycardium Green plant healthy and happy:
Light: This plant thrives in bright, indirect light. Avoid placing it in direct sunlight as this can burn the leaves. If your plant is not getting enough light, it may become leggy and lose its shape.
Watering: Keep the soil moist but not waterlogged. Water your Oxycardium Green plant once a week, or when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. Overwatering can lead to root rot, so be careful not to let the plant sit in standing water.
Humidity: This plant prefers high humidity, so consider using a humidifier or placing a tray of water near the plant. You can also mist the leaves with water occasionally to increase humidity.
Fertilizer: Feed your Oxycardium Green plant with a balanced fertilizer once a month during the growing season (spring and summer).
Pruning: This plant can become leggy if not pruned regularly. Pinch back the stems to encourage branching and remove any yellow or dead leaves.
Repotting: As your Oxycardium Green plant grows, you may need to repot it into a larger pot. Use a well-draining soil mix and a pot with drainage holes to prevent waterlogging.