Philodendron panduriforme is part of the Araceae family and its native to S. Tropical America. It is a hemi-epiphytic vine with oblong-oblanceolate shaped leaves. The upper lobes of juvenile specimens curve outwards and downwards, leaf blades are coriaceous. Further information about this species can be found in The Araceae of Venezuela by Thomas B. Croat1 and Nancy Lambert2.
Genus name comes from the Greek ‘philo’ meaning loving and ‘dendro’ meaning tree. Specific epithet comes from the Late Latin ‘pandura’, an Ancient Greek stringed instrument, this is in reference to the leaf shape.
Pot: ø 15cm.
Height: Approximately 35cm from base of pot.
Plant 1 is potted in and airy mix and plant 2 in Sphagnum moss.
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 panduriforme prefer higher humidity but do well to adapt to average home 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.