Philodendron verrucosum
Philodendron verrucosum
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Philodendron verrucosum

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Philodendron verrucosum is a hemiepiphytic Aroid with 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.

Pot: ø 15cm.

Height: Approximately 25cm 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 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.