name: "Split-leaf" Philodendron
Latin name: Philodendron pertusum
to: Southern Mexico
Growth habit: An upright climbing or bush forming
plant usually not over 8' in height and 4' in width.
Flowers: Yes, but unsightly.
Temps: Normal indoor temps
Humidity: Not critical. Pests: Not effected by many
8" Split Leaf Philodendron
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.