4" Philodendron polypodioides
Bright indirect light
Water when top 1-2" of soil is dry
Philodendron polypodioides is an extremely unique indoor plant that absolutely loves to climb! This plant has deeply fenestrated leaves. If you're looking for a plant similar to Philodendron tortum but want something a bit more uncommon than this plant is for you!
We highly recommend allowing your Philodendron polypodioides to climb a coco pole or other type of support. As it grows taller, the leaves will get larger!
Philodendron polypodioides care:
This plant prefers a well draining soil that is rich in organic matter. Allow the soil to dry out almost completely before watering, taking care to not allow it to sit in excess water. Provide your new Philodendron with plenty of bright indirect light for optimal growth.
Philodendron is one of the most popular genuses of Aroid that are currently in cultivation, with over 450 named cultivars.
Philodendron vary greatly in their natural habits, but you will find a large number of them located in Latin America. Their leaves range from small to medium to large to gigantic! You'll find Philodendron with smooth, glossy foliage and some with velvety foliage!
If you allow Philodendron to climb, their foliage will usually get much larger the higher up they get. While this isn't true for all Philodendron species -- it is for most. We recommend a coco pole to really get your Philodendron growing!
For the most part, Philodendron are easy to care for.
The name Philodendron comes from the greek words "philo" (love or affection) and "dendron" (tree).