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Philodendron verrucosum

Philodendron verrucosum

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Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Tender

H2

RHS hardiness

1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

50cm

50cm

Min

10cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Philodendron verrucosum Overview

Philodendron verrucosum is a climbing perennial plant with a tropical feel from the Araceae family. It originates from Costa Rica to Peru and is a collectable houseplant in many areas of the world. Philodendron verrucosum produces large, colourful, oval-shaped, velvety and strongly veined leaves on tall, hairy stems. THe leaves are red-purple on the undersides. It is frost tender, so best grown indoors – place in a position of partial shade and well-draining soil for optimal growth. This plant is termed a hemiepiphyte as in nature, it starts off growing without soil, in the tree canopy on other plants. Over time it can reach the ground and continue growing in the soil, so it does fine as a potted houseplant. This Philodendron grows best in a very airy, potting medium.

Common problems with Philodendron verrucosum

How to propagate Philodendron verrucosum

Cuttings

Propagate from seeds or from cuttings taken in spring.

Seed

Special features of Philodendron verrucosum

Attractive leaves

Pot plant

Indoor plant

Other uses of Philodendron verrucosum

Grown for their handsome leaves.