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Philodendron squamiferum

Philodendron squamiferum

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This special species is native to several parts of South America. As it matures it will develop more distinct lobes and can resemble more of an oak leaf in shape. The real intrigue with this plant is the stem and petioles are completely covered in hairs, also known as pubescence. New pubescence will be bright red! A true weirdo!


These would be happiest in a bright filtered light and taking care to avoid direct sun. As with most aroids, water when roughly the top 2" of soil is dry. This may roughly be once a week depending on your home environment. When repotting use a semi-coarse soil medium that will drain water well.

For best growth results these need to have something to climb up like a moss pole. When not given a surface to climb, a Philodendron like this one can tend to small leaves that lack defined lobes.

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