Denver Plants

Common name: "Split-leaf" Philodendron
Latin name:
Philodendron pertusum

Split Leaf Philodenron - Philodendron pertusum
Native to: Southern Mexico
Growth habit:
An upright climbing or bush forming plant usually not over 8' in height and 4' in width.
Yes, but unsightly. 
Normal indoor temps
Not critical.
Pests: Not effected by many pests. 
Pictured Houseplant: 
8" Split Leaf Philodendron
Houseplant Cultural information: This old time favorite has withstood the test of time. "Split-leaf" Philodendron is very adaptable and easy to grow.

To keep your plant from stretching place it in bright filtered or indirect light. They can survive in very low light situations... but they won't keep a compact growth habit. Check weekly for watering. Allow the soil of large plants to dry down 2" or more between waterings. Smaller plants should dry down about 1" before watering. Feed monthly. When the plant becomes unruly... just cut it back to the desired size. The brown "fingers" sticking out from the trunk are Arial roots. Pot your cuttings in moist potting soil being sure that a few of the Arial roots are under ground.

"Split-leaf" Philodendron is available in 6" containers thru 14" specimen plants. They can be purchased as bushes or on totem poles.

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