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Philodendron Selloum

SCENTIFIC NAME: Thaumatophyllum bipinnatifidum (FKA Philodendron)

KNOWN AS: Lacy Tree, Philodendron Hope, Philodendron Lickety-Split

CLIMATE (LOCATION): Central & South America, Tropical

DESCRIPTION: This Philodendron has a big, frilly, floppy split leaf. This tropical plant can be found in the wild in massive proportions. They are also impressive indoors, although they are smaller. A commonly sold hybrid was named 'Lickety-Split', which we think fits perfectly!

Philodendron Selloum Care

Watering
Water your plants thoroughly, but make sure to let the top inch or two dry out before watering again. In winter, water less often so the soil can get up to 50% dry.
Lighting
Philodendron plants like medium to bright, indirect light. They grow towards the sun, which can cause them to become lopsided. So try to give your plant light evenly throughout the year and turn it every few waterings to help it grow evenly.
Humidity
This tropical plant will certainly appreciate a boost in humidity.
Temperature
This phildendron is able to live in most indoor temperatures, but may complain if it's too cold or too hot.
Toxicity
This Philo is poisonous to both pets and humans. If ingested, it will cause mouth and stomach irritation as well as vomiting. In some cases, it can even cause swelling of the upper airway. Keep it away from children and pets.
Propagation
When you repot a Philo Selloum, you can divide it into multiple plants. Simply pull the roots apart and create the desired clumps. Or, if the plant is a bit rootbound, you may need to cut it apart. Then pot each one up into its own appropriately sized container. If you want to propagate without dividing your plant, you can also try taking a stem cutting. If the stem is difficult to access, you may need to dig up some soil to reveal it. Try to make a clean cut just below the lowest leaf. Remove the lower leaves before planting it in soil.
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Philodendron Selloum Lighting Requirements: Medium Light (Medium Indirect Light) to High Light (Bright Indirect Light)

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