The Philodendron Micans is one of our favorite philodendrons! Its gorgeous velvety leaves are somewhat famous in the plant community, but you may not know that it is actually a cultivar of Philodendron Hederaceum! This means that your Micans is a heartleaf philodendron, and its sister cultivars include Philodendron oxycardium, Philodendron scandens, Philodendron miduhoi, and others! It is also essential to note that the iconic red velvety leaves you see on your Philodendron Micans are a product of its adolescence. You can read more in our botany section about its lifecycle, but you must be very careful in allowing your Philodendron Micans to climb. Once the Micans begins to climb, it will also mature, ultimately changing the plant’s leaf shape and color. The first photo below provides an excellent side-by-side comparison of how the Micans matures.