Philodendron subhastatum is part of the Araceae family and its native range is Colombia to Ecuador. This plant has a climbing habit, leaves are erect-spreading, slightly ribbed with dark green upper sides and red undersides.

Specific epithet comes from the Latin ’sub’ meaning under, below and 'hasta' meaning spear-shaped. 


Pot: ø 15cm.

Height: Approximately 45cm from the base of pot.


Light: Bright indirect light, meaning the plant sees the sun for 0-4 hours per day - this could be through trees or a translucent curtain, it’s important for the plant to see the sky in order to thrive. 


Water: Allow the first 2-3 inches of mix to dry out, pour water slowly over the top and allow the water to pass through the drainage holes.


Potting mix: A well draining mix composed of coco coir, perlite or vermiculite, orchid bark and worm castings.


Fertilising: Feed your plant every other watering during the growing season or when you observe active growth. You can dilute fertiliser to half the recommended amount but never add more.


Temperature: 21-27°C. No lower than 15°C.


Humidity: Philodendron subhastatum prefer higher humidity but do well to adapt to average home humidity. You can increase humidity by placing the plant on a watered pebble tray or using a humidifier.

Philodendron are toxic, keep out of reach of pets and children.

Philodendron subhastatum