Micans philodendron is a creeping evergreen plant belonging to the Araceae family and native to Mexico and Central America. In its natural habitat, it grows on trees and can reach up to 16-19 ft (5-6 m) in length. The plant is very popular in many countries because of its compact size, but it is poisonous to both humans and animals.
Micans philodendron is a small, dark green plant with heart-shaped leaves that feel like velvet. The leaves can be light green or purple with pink edges that turn to bright red. The stems are round and have a smooth texture. Flowers appear in the first half of the fall, but are not as showy as the leaves.