Philodendron verrucosum is part of the Araceae family and its native range is Costa Rica to Peru. It has a hemiephytic growth habit and setose (bristled) petioles. They inhabit rainforests of Central and South America. They're a climbing Philodendron with large heart-shaped leaves that are almost iridescent. These plants require a little more care than other Philodendrons.
Genus name comes from the Greek ‘philo’ meaning loving and ‘dendro’ meaning tree. Specific epithet comes from the Latin verrūcōsus meaning 'that has a wart'.
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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 verrucosum 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.