Philodendron Sp. "Fuzzy Petiole"
Philodendron are native to the West Indies and Tropical Rainforests of Central and South America. There are two main types of philodendron - upright growers and trailing growers. Upright philodendrons grow in height rather than sending out lengths of trailing, vining growth. While upright philodendrons are still capable of climbing, they are not vining plants, and their growing style is distinctly different from that of the trailing hederaceum that most people think of when they hear “philodendron”.
(Including Nursery Pot)
6" Nursery Pot: 10" H x 8" W
This plant thrives in medium to bright filtered light; however, as with many species of philodendron, it can tolerate lower light and still prosper.
Water and Soil
This philodendron prefers rich soil that is amended with peat moss and kept fairly moist during the growing season. During the winter this plant likes to dry out a little more between watering, however, water when the top of soil is dry during the spring and summer.
Temperature and Humidity
Philodendron does well in warm indoor temperatures ranging from 70 to 80 degrees F. Temperatures below 55 degrees F should be avoided as this plant will not tolerate them. Misting your plants foliage between watering will promote larger leaves, however, the humidity of the average home will do.
Be sure to trim up your plant occasionally to keep its shape. Remove any dead, discolored, damaged, or diseased leaves and stems using clean, sharp scissors. Snip stems just above a leaf node. Then, if you wish to propagate your trimmings simply place them in water, covering at least one node. Rinse the leaves of this plant when dusty.