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Philodendron

Classification: Foliage House plant

House Plant Group: Climbers & trailers and lobed & star-leaved plant (depending on variety)

Character: Popular house plant, easy to look after

Safe for pets? No

Varieties:

  • Climbers & trailers plant
    • Philodendron angustisectum (Philodendron elegans)
    • Philodendron burgundy
    • Philodendron erubescens (Blushing philodendron)
    • Philodendron hastatum (Philodendron domesticum – Elephant’s ear philodendron)
    • Philodendron ilsemannii
    • Philodendron imbe
    • Philodendron melanochrysum (Philodendron andreanum – Black gold philodendron)
    • Philodendron panduriforme (Philodendron bipennifolium – Fiddleleaf philodendron, panda plant)
    • Philodendron red emerald
    • Philodendron scandens (Philodendron oxycardium – Sweetheart plant)
    • Philodendron tuxla
  • Lobed & star-leaved plant
    • Philodendron bipinnatifidum (Tree philodendron)
    • Philodendron selloum ( Lacy tree philodendron)

Plant Care:

Plant issues:

  • Leaves weeping at edges: Drainage issues
  • Rotting stems: Drainage issues and low temperature
  • Yellowing leaves: Overwatering or/and under-fertilizing
  • Yellowing of lower leaves and brown spots: Underwatering
  • Pale leaves with straw-coloured patches: Too much sunlight
  • Loss of lower leaves: Normal
  • Leaves turn brown and dry before falling: Too warm
  • Leggy growth, small pale leaves: Too little light
  • Brown spots on underside of leaves: Spider mites
  • Leaves with brown, papery tips and edges: Low humidity, overwatering or/and waterlogging
  • No holes in leaves: No enough light, underwatering or/and under-fertilizing

Pests: