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Philodendron verrucosum are hemiepiphytic with setose (bristled) petioles. They inhabit rainforests of Central and South America. They're a climbing Philodendron with large heart­shaped leaves that are almost iridescent. These plants require a little more care than other Philodendrons -they need fertilising more often and would love the support of a sphagnum moss pole.



Height: Approximately 25cm from base of pot


Secrets to success


Temperature: 20°C and above - temperatures 27°C+ combined with high humidity, you would probably see growth spurts.


Light: Bright indirect light; filtered sun is best.


Water: Water until some water trickles out the bottom of the pot.


Air humidity: Enjoys high humidity - 50% and above.


Soil: Rich, organic potting mix; coir, orchid bark, perlite and a natural fertiliser (worm castings).


Fertiliser: Beware of heavy salts in cheaper fertilisers.


This plant is toxic, keep out of reach of pets and children.

Philodendron verrucosum