This blu-ish grey, vining Philodendron variety gets its name from the long, lance-like leaves it develops as it matures. Native to Brasil, this plant starts life in the soil and winds its way up into the canopy by attaching itself to larger plants and trees. Philodendrons are perhaps the most commonly found genus of plants in the modern houseplant hobby, with dozens of species and cultivars for both beginners and experienced collectors. They are beloved for their (typically) easy growth and forgiving nature, thriving in strong indirect light with moderate watering, and often tolerating both low indirect light and some direct sun. Most are either vines or “self-heading” varieties, which have a more upright stem with a crown of leaves. The vines propagate very easily and self-heading varieties often generate pups around their base.