Philodendron lupinum is part of the Araceae family and its native range is Brazil, specifically the State of Acre. It was described in Volume 31, Number 1 (2008) of Aroideana. It has a climbing growth habit with short internodes. As a juvenile specimen it has broadly cordate shaped leaves with elongated leaf apices, upper leaf surface is dark green with a velvety texture, undersides are crimson. As the plant matures, leaves become more sagittate or panduriform and lateral veins become more pronounced giving the plant a ruffled appearance.
Genus name comes from the Greek ‘philo’ meaning loving and ‘dendro’ meaning tree. Specific epithet comes from the Latin word ‘lupinum’ meaning relating to wolves, this is in reference to the shallowly pedate leaf blade resembling a face of a wolf.
Please note, each plant is numbered and the plant you select is the plant you will receive.
Pot: ø 12cm.
Height: Approximately 20cm from base of pot.
Light: Bright indirect light, meaning the plant sees the sun for 0-4 hours per day - this could be through trees or a translucent curtain, it’s important for the plant to see the sky in order to thrive.
Water: Allow the first 2-3 inches of mix to dry out, pour water slowly over the top and allow the water to pass through the drainage holes.
Potting mix: A well draining mix composed of coco coir, perlite or vermiculite, orchid bark and worm castings.
Fertilising: Feed your plant every other watering during the growing season or when you observe active growth. You can dilute fertiliser to half the recommended amount but never add more.
Humidity: Philodendron lupinum require humidity greater than 60%. You can increase humidity by placing the plant on a watered pebble tray or using a humidifier.
Philodendron are toxic, keep out of reach of pets and children.