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Tree Philodendron

Philodendron selloum

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Tree Philodendron (Philodendron selloum) at Echter's Nursery & Garden Center

Tree Philodendron foliage

Tree Philodendron foliage

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Height:  15 feet

Spread:  15 feet

Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  9b

Other Names:  Cut Leaf Philodendron, Philodendron bipinnatifidum

Description:

A dense, tree like tropical plant with deeply dissected, lobed green leaves that are glossy; foliage arches downward from trunks that show former leaf scars; great for indoor containers as a tropical accent plant

Features & Attributes

Tree Philodendron's attractive deeply cut lobed pinnately compound leaves remain green in color throughout the year. The flowers are not ornamentally significant.

This is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen houseplant with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its wonderfully bold, coarse texture is quite ornamental and should be used to full effect. This plant can be pruned at any time to keep it looking its best.

Planting & Growing

When grown indoors, Tree Philodendron can be expected to grow to be about 15 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 15 feet. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years. This houseplant performs well in both bright or indirect sunlight and strong artificial light, and can therefore be situated in almost any well-lit room or location. It prefers to grow in average to moist soil. The surface of the soil shouldn't be allowed to dry out completely, and so you should expect to water this plant once and possibly even twice each week. Be aware that your particular watering schedule may vary depending on its location in the room, the pot size, plant size and other conditions; if in doubt, ask one of our experts in the store for advice. It is not particular as to soil type or pH; an average potting soil should work just fine. Be warned that parts of this plant are known to be toxic to humans and animals, so special care should be exercised if growing it around children and pets.

There are many factors that will affect the ultimate height, spread and overall performance of a plant when grown indoors; among them, the size of the pot it's growing in, the amount of light it receives, watering frequency, the pruning regimen and repotting schedule. Use the information described here as a guideline only; individual performance can and will vary. Please contact the store to speak with one of our experts if you are interested in further details concerning recommendations on pot size, watering, pruning, repotting, etc.

-- THIS IS A HOUSEPLANT AND IS NOT MEANT TO SURVIVE THE WINTER OUTDOORS IN OUR CLIMATE --

-- THIS IS A TROPICAL PLANT AND SHOULD NOT BE EXPECTED TO SURVIVE THE WINTER OUTDOORS IN OUR CLIMATE --

 
 
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