Do you Know What this Plant is? Heart Leafed Philodendron “Variegata”

Hey Judy,
Do you know what this is? I bought it at a grocery store with no label. I’ve been treating it like a Pothos and its been doing fairly well but I’d like to know what it is!

Hi Rose,

Green and yellow variegated leaves on Heart leaf philodendron

Heart Leaf Philodendron “Variegata”

Your plant is a variegated Philodendron Cordatum, also called a Heart Leaf Philodendron “Variegata”, a Sweetheart Philodendron “Variegata”, and a Philodendron scandens ‘Variegata’

Its care is the same as that for the regular Heart Leaf Philodendron listed in the Popular Houseplant section of the website. The only difference is that this plant needs more bright indirect lightVery few houseplants should be placed in direct sun. High light refers only to bright indirect light since direct sun often burns the leaves of indoor houseplants. An area that is too hot and dry encourages Spider Mites and causes blooms to quickly fade. A northern exposure really doesn't provide enough light for high light plants. These plants need to be placed directly in front of an east-facing window, within 1-3 feet of a west-facing window, and within 5 ft. of a south facing window. A high light area has over 300 ft. candles of light. in order to retain the yellow variations in the leaves. You can read all my care tips  at:

All philodendron plants are considered poisonous and should be kept away from pets and children. Read more about common houseplants that are poisonous in Don’t Feed Me To Your Cat! A Guide to Poisonous Houseplants