Philodendrons are vines that clamber 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, and in your home can be put to use to help them climb a plant pole. 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. The Philodendron is very possibly the easiest houseplant to grow. The plant has been used for many years as a durable accent to almost any area of the home. Heart-shaped, glossy green leaves cover this plant from top to bottom.