5 years to reach maturity
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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.
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How to propagate Philodendron verrucosum
Propagate from seeds or from cuttings taken in spring.
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Other uses of Philodendron verrucosum
Grown for their handsome leaves.