Philodendron squamiferum is part of the Araceae family and is found in French Guiana, Suriname and Brazil. It is an unusual multi-lobed Philodendron; often with 5 distinct lobes, although juvenile leaves are less lobed. Philodendron squamiferum is known to be an epiphytic vine which grows well up into the jungle trees. It has hairy petioles which are covered in red bristles.
Height: Approximately 60cm from base of pot.
Secrets to success
Temperature: Ideally 18-30°C.
Light: These plants grow best in bright indirect light and will tolerate a shadier spot.
Watering: Water so the potting medium is moist, allow it to dry out a little between watering.
Air humidity: Moderate to high humidity, this can be achieved by grouping plants together, misting, using a humidifier and placing the plant on a watered pebble tray.
Potting mix: Use a well draining potting mix or an Aroid mix.
Fertiliser: Feed with a balanced liquid houseplant fertiliser; water with fertiliser every month during the summer and every 6-8 weeks in autumn and winter.
This plant is toxic, keep out of reach of pets and children.