Philodendron ‘Micans’ has iridescent, heart-shaped leaves that are velvety to the touch and almost quilted in texture. Depending on the light, the color of the foliage can look deep green or rich purple, with the new leaves emerging chartreuse, edged with pink.
Many of the traditional philodendron varieties are vines perfect for growing on a totem, up a trellis, or in a hanging basket and some offer pleasing variegated foliage. These are counted as some of the most easy to grow houseplants of all time. Most philodendrons vines grow in trees in their native tropical habitat, thus the common name, which translates as “tree-lover.” Most form aerial roots, which in the wild help them climb trees. They grow well in most indoor light conditions at normal room temperature or slightly warmer. Allow the soil surface to dry to the touch between waterings.
Philodendron is a classic, and practically no-fail houseplant because it’s so easy to grow. The philodendron family is a pretty big one, too — so you can find a variety of plants that grow in a range of shapes, sizes, and colors.
Upright-growing philodendrons are just as easy, but typically have larger leaves.