Opal, the Variegated Heart Leaf Philodendron
Meet Opal! A go-to guest at most art and fashion events in NYC, she has eschewed her very recognizable last name (yes, those are her parents) and entrenched herself in the philanthropic community. She has real goals and her own ambition behind them. Drop her name to friends if you must, but don’t forget it’s Opal, just Opal.
We recommend planting this plug in our Aroid potting soil.
THIS PLANT SHIPS AS A 2″ FULLY ROOTED STARTER PLANT, AS SHOWN IN THE SECOND PHOTO. It will come wrapped in moss and tucked in a growers pot for safety. The terra cotta pot with the mature plant, shown in the first photo, is not included.
We root certain plants in sphagnum moss for greatest shipping success. When you go to repot your plant, carefully remove the growers pot and gently tease open the sphagnum and roots. If some sphagnum falls off, no worries! It can be discarded or added to your potting medium. If some stays attached to the roots, just let it be. Your roots will grow happily around it. We advise that you don’t overly mess with the roots, they don’t need to be picked clean. Questions? Message us!
Winter shipping has begun… as a heartfelt thank you, this year we are including free winter protection (thermal insulation liners every time and heat packs as necessary) in each box. *Free winter protection only available through website orders, not our Etsy shop
- Likes regular water, somewhat drought tolerant, never let the bottom of the pot sit in water! If leaves are turning dull yellow and falling off, it's likely over-watered.
- Grows best in medium to bright indirect light. Can grow in low light but will grow slower and lose variegation.
- All parts of the plant are toxic to people and pets.
- Skill Level: Beginner