Philodendron tortum is part of the Araceae family and is native to Brazil (Amazonas), it is a root-climber always above 2m on tree boles (holes in trees). The lobed leaf is pinnatified (cut to the midrib), new growth emerges a light pink colour and unfurls slowly, turning green in time. Add a moss pole for support.
Pot: 15cm diameter.
Height: Approximately 40cm from base of height.
Featured in Charlie bronze (18cm), pot not included.
Secrets to success
Temperature: Ideal temperatures are 16-24°C. Temperatures above or below could slow down growth.
Light: Most suited to bright indirect light.
Water: Keep soil moist during spring and summer, during winter the soil should almost dry out completely between watering.
Air humidity: Although relatively tolerant of dry conditions keep humidity higher to prevent crispy edges and encourage larger growth.
Potting mix: Well draining potting mix containing perlite and bark.
Fertilising: Feed every 2-4 weeks during the growing season.
This plant is toxic, keep out of reach of pets and children.