Philodendron pastazanum

Philodendron pastazanum

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Philodendron pastazanum is part of the Araceae family and its native range is Ecuador to Peru. It is a climber and grows primarily in the wet tropical biome. This terrestrial growing plant will crawl along the forest floor in its native environment so it’s wise to consider a rectangular planter for P. pastazanum. Leaves are peltate-cordate in shape and have a semi-glossy look. 

Genus name comes from the Greek ‘philo’ meaning loving and ‘dendro’ meaning tree. The specific epithet is named after the area Pastaza where it can be found.

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: 16-24˚C. No lower than 15°C.

Humidity: Philodendron pastazanum 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.