Philodendrons

Philodendrons are a large genus of flowering plants in the Araceae family. There are over 400 different species of Philodendron. This plant can thrive  just about anywhere. It would be a great addition to your plant collection, especially for beginners. The plant will tell you what it needs. 

The philodendron is often confused with either Monstera or Potho vine. The foliage of the philodendron can very in shape, size, color and texture. 

Care Level

Beginner

Maintenance

Pest

Common pest include aphids, mealybugs, scales and spider mites.

Size

Philodendrons grow to be about three feet tall, but its width can be nearly twice its height.

Light

Philodendrons grow best in medium or bright-light spots, but tolerate low light.

Water:

Philodendrons like humidity. Mist them frequently during the growing season, or about every two days. During the winter you should mist them every three to four days.

Pet Friendly:

No, Philodendrons contain insoluble calcium oxalates which can cause mild to severe irritation.