Burle Marx Philodendron

Philodendron 'Burle Marx'

Glossy, heart-shaped leaves adorn this gently clumping philodendron that develops runners, making an exceptional ground cover. Will climb if given support. Tolerates more sun than other philodendrons, and once established, tolerates mild drought.
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9 - 11

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Filtered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun

Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.


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Botanical Pronunciationfil-oh-DEN-dron
Average Size at MaturityReaches 1 to 2 ft. tall, 6 to 8 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorDark Green
Growth HabitSpreading
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Green Wall, Houseplant, Mass Planting, Poolside, Woodland Garden, Edging, Coastal Exposure
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Special FeatureClump Forming, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Fast Growing
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

Easily grown in humus-rich, well-drained soil. Tolerates dry conditions, once established. As a houseplant, provide bright light. Avoid harsh afternoon sun. Apply a slow release fertilizer as new growth begins in spring. Prune back if spindly growth to encourage denser branching.

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This Plant's Growing Zones: 9 - 11

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