An incredible plant, which makes a strong statement in any room. It takes up a lot of floor space, which is great for breaking up interiors and pairing with other plants around the design plan.
Ornate, deeply dissected leaves form a unique shape and the aerial roots provide a wild jungle aura around this fantastic philodendron. Will not climb, unlike many of its family members, but will instead spread gracefully upwards and outwards low to the floor. Its enormous leaves will drop off in order, and leave behind an artful wooden stem with a glorious fractal pattern.
The new leaves will grow larger than their predecessors, and eventually you will be left with leaves a metre long or more. Will take some time though!
Temperature Best kept warm but will not mind having a night or two without the heating on as long as it’s not just been watered.
WateringWater when dry, which will be far more frequent as the plant reaches its massive potential size. They also love humidity, so a regular misting and period dusting down of the leaves with a damp cloth will reward you handsomely.
Feeding Add a liquid plant food every second watering during the growing season to maximise growth and plant health.
Tips You can keep this plant trimmed back by pulling the stems off at the base where the central trunk is. Great for keeping it in check before it totally takes over! Plus, the new leaves will be larger and more impressive than the last.
Light Level Dappled, heavily filtered light is best. These grow naturally spread across the dark, humid rainforest floor and will receive almost no direct sunlight in the wild. Great for packing out that shady corner of the home.