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Philodendron

Philodendron spp.

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Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Tender

12b-13b

USDA zone

13°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

6m

Max

5m

1m

Min

1m

2 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Philodendron Overview

Philodendron is a large genus containing around 500 accepted species of evergreen shrubs, trees and climbers in the Araceae family. These plants are native to the tropical Americas and the West Indies, with many species also found in Australia, some Pacific islands, Africa and Asia - although this may reflect introductions or accidental escapes from cultivation. They have glossy, leathery, simple to pinnately-divided leaves and arum-like inflorescences containing tiny flowers. They are popularly grown as houseplants for their handsome foliage and impressive architectural form. A wide range of exciting variegated cultivars are rapidly gaining popularity. When growing Philodendron, it's advised to support climbing stems using a moss pole, and mist twice daily in the summer. Philodendron plants are toxic to both humans and pets. They can also be a skin irritant.

Common problems with Philodendron

How to propagate Philodendron

Seed

Cuttings

Layering

Special features of Philodendron

Attractive leaves

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