Philodendron squamiferum

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Large lobed deep green foliage on red-brown hairy stems that like to climb. An easy to grow plant but an uncommon find. Young plants look great as an accent on a table or desk with bright indirect sunlight. As plants matures, it will appreciate some support with a trellis or pole.

Mature Height: 3 feetMature Width: 6 feetLight: Indoor High Light, Indoor Medium Light

Botanical Name,
Bulb Size,
Bulbs per Package,
Deer Resistant,
Evergreen or Deciduous,Evergreen
Family Name,Arums
Flower Color,
Bloom Time,
Foliage Color,Green
Genus Name,Philodendron
Tomato Class,
Tomato Type,
Days to Emerge,
Days to Maturity,
Growth Rate,Slow
Hardiness Zone,9a
Harvest Season,
Landscape Uses,Accent
Light Needs,Indoor High Light, Indoor Medium Light
Mature Height,3 feet
Mature Width,6 feet
Prune Time,Can Prune At Anytime
Self Pollinating,
Water Needs,Dry to Average

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Essentials for Success

For flourishing plants, use potting soil for potted plants or planting mix for garden beds paired with Root Zone starter fertilizer is the perfect duo to foster robust root growth and minimize transplant shock.



Large lobed deep green foliage on red-brown hairy stems that like to climb. Leaves as the plant matures can grow to nearly 18 inches in size. 

This is an herbaceous evergreen houseplant with a vining habit. Start it as an accent while young and support by trellis or pole as plant grows in size.


Planting & Growing

When grown indoors, can be expected to grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of up to 6 feet. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years. This houseplant performs well in both bright or indirect sunlight and strong artificial light, and can therefore be situated in almost any well-lit room or location. It prefers to grow in average to dry soil, and dislikes excessive moisture. This plant should be watered when the surface of the soil gets dry, and will need watering approximately once each week. Be aware that your particular watering schedule may vary depending on its location in the room, the pot size, plant size and other conditions; if in doubt, ask one of our experts in the store for advice. It is not particular as to soil type or pH; an average potting soil should work just fine. Be warned that parts of this plant are known to be toxic to humans and animals, so special care should be exercised if growing it around children and pets.

There are many factors that will affect the ultimate height, spread and overall performance of a plant when grown indoors; among them, the size of the pot it's growing in, the amount of light it receives, watering frequency, the pruning regimen and repotting schedule. Use the information described here as a guideline only; individual performance can and will vary. Please contact the store to speak with one of our experts if you are interested in further details concerning recommendations on pot size, watering, pruning, repotting, etc.