Philodendron mamei is part of the Araceae family and its native range is S. Ecuador. It is considered to be a subshrub and grows primarily in the wet tropical biome. Leaves are thin and sub-coriaceous, a very obviously cordate leaf blade which is bright green with silver variegation. It is a creeping Philodendron but has also been infrequently observed as an epiphyte so can be supported with a moss pole. Petioles are green and sub-terete and slightly flat on the underside.
Genus name comes from the Greek ‘philo’ meaning loving and ‘dendro’ meaning tree.
Pot: ø 9cm.
Height: Approximately 15cm 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.
Temperature: 21-27°C. No lower than 15°C.
Humidity: Philodendron mamei prefer higher humidity, 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.
This plant is one per person. Duplicate orders will be cancelled and refunded without notice.
The picture shown is an example of what's in stock. You will receive a plant as close to the picture and description as possible.