These magnificent, massive plants bring the look of the tropics to any yard. They will grow in sun but do best in part sun to part or full shade area.
|1||Philodendron, Selloum – Plant|
|2||Grower Round Plastic Pot|
This plant works as a tropical shrub and may climb a nearby fence or tree. Selloum grows a trunk eventually though you will not see much of it when the leaves droop over each other in dense laye₹
These plants also work well in containers by the pool, on a patio or balcony, or even indoo₹
|Common Name||Lacy tree philodendron, selloum|
|Maximum Reachable Height||8 to 10 feet|
|Bloom Time||It takes about 15-20 years for a Philodendron or Selloum to flower and it rarely flowers indoors|
Planting And Care
Add composted cow manure to the hole when you plant.No trimming is needed other than to remove an old leaf and stem.This plant can not be cut back to size, so make sure its ultimate height and width will work in your landscape.If cold damages an established selloum, it may die all the way back but send up new sprouts in spring.Water regularly but give time to dry out between watering. Philodendrons cannot take a wet area – they will rot.Fertilize 3 times a year – in spring, summer, and autumn – with a quality granular fertilizer.
Philodendron is a tropical plant that is usually grown in full sun, but can tolerate and adapt to deep shade.
It grows best in rich, moisture-retentive soil that can be slightly alkaline. However, it cannot tolerate high salt concentration in soil.
It is capable of supporting itself at massive heights by producing tree-like bases. However, it will exhibit epiphytic characteristics if given the opportunity to attach itself to a nearby supporting tree and climb upon it.
The trunk of this plant can send down many strong aerial roots that not only give support to the overall plant mass, but also serve to absorb water and nutrients from the soil.
This plant is greatly known for its ease in covering a land mass, and typically spread out its tree-like trunk from anywhere between eight to ten feet.
Alternatively, if grown in cooler climates with at least some freezing winter weather, its entire aboveground structures will die back completely at a hard frost and then sprout back from the roots the following spring.
|Sunlight||Philodendron grows well in the bright indirect light. In lower light, the leaves of a Philodendron turn a darker green. |
Direct sun or too much direct light burns or fades the leaves of a Philodendron Selloum.
|Watering||Water regularly but give the plant time to dry out between succesive watering.|
|Soil||A Philodendron Selloum grows best in a rich, slightly alkaline soil that retains moisture. |
The leaf tips of a Philodendron Selloum burn when there is too much salt in the soil usually due to over-feeding.
|Temperature||Philodendron Selloums like to be warm so keep the temperature above 55 degrees F during the winter.|
|Fertilizer||Feed a Philodendron Selloum with a water soluble fertilizer monthly during the spring, summer, and fall. |
Dilute the plant food to 1/2 the recommended strength to avoid excess salts building up in the soil of a Philodendron Selloum and burning the leaves.
Philodendron Special Feature
For a tropical foliage splash, tree philodendron is a winner.
It is most effective standing alone or in combination with other lush-leafed plants such as gingers and bananas.
Since it prefers some shade, tree philodendron is superb for a courtyard or against a wall in a pool yard.
- Philodendrons also make excellent house plants, provided that you have enough space to accommodate their size
- These plants also work well in containers by the pool, on a patio or balcony, or even indoors
- Landscape uses for philodendron selloum include: large entryway accent, the backdrop for smaller plants, between tall palms, informal hedge, lining a driveway or walk, beside a porch, deck or patio, along a fence, corner-of-the-house shrub, decoration for a blank wall, container plant
Frequently Asked Questions
When do Philodendron leaves split?
Philodendron leaves split around the year, wherever it is getting 1-3 hrs of direct bright sunlight which is ideal for splitting and plant grow well.
When to plant Philodendron cuttings?
You can do cuttings of the Philodendron plant in the early spring (February)to mid-summer(April) because this is the season in which philodendrons grow actively.
Do Philodendrons flower?
Yes, Philodendrons flower in summer (April to July).
When to trim Philodendron?
You can trim Philodendron at any time of the year when you are observing this sign, yellowing of leaves, spindly growth, and some of the leaves are damaged.
Philodendron when to water?
Before water, Philodendron Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture. Apply water when topsoil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch.
Does Philodendron climb?
Yes, it climbs they produce rootlets along the length of their stems that help them to climb.
Can Philodendron grow from cuttings?
Yes, Philodendron will grow from cuttings, take the cuttings with at least 2-3 nodes for a better success rate.
When to fertilize Philodendron?
You can fertilize to your philodendron with any balanced organic fertilizer in the main growing season(May-July).
Is Philodendron money plant?
No, Philodendron is not a money plant, they resemble money plants because of the same family Araceae, but both belong to a different genus.
What is the Philodendron plant?
Philodendron is a large genus of flowering plants in the family Araceae. It is popularly grown as an ornamental and indoor plant throughout the world. There are best known for cleaning the air according to NASA’s clean air study. There are 2 types of philodendron like climbing and non-climbing philodendron.
Do Philodendrons need sunlight?
Yes, it needs morning sunlight of 1-3 hours a day is ideal and the plant grows well in indirect bright light for the rest of the day.
Philodendron how to grow?
Philodendron is grown by cuttings. Consider the following points to the growing plants.
1. Pot size 4inches upper diameter with a drainage hole.
2. Sunlight- 1-3 hours of direct bright sunlight is required.
3. Soil- Soil or potting mixture should be well-drained, fertile, and nutrient-rich.
4. Water-Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch.
5. Fertilizer – Apply any organic fertilizer once a month.
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Can Philodendron grow outside?
Yes, you can grow philodendron outside wherever a minimum of 1-3 hours of morning sunlight is available.
Does Philodendron clean the air?
Yes, according to NASA Clean Air Study Philodendron clean the air.
When to repot Philodendron selloum?
You can report your Philodendron selloum when you see the following sign the roots are growing through the drainage hole at the bottom of the planter and if roots are pushing the plant up, out of the planter. If the plant is growing slower than normal (different than dormant) and if the plant is extremely top-heavy, and falls over easily.
Does Philodendron need full sun?
No, Philodendron does not need full sun, it requires 1-3 hours of morning sunlight and plants grow well in bright light for rest of the day.
Can Philodendron grow in low light?
Yes, it can grow in low light, wherever indirect bright/artificial bright light is available.
Can Philodendron grow in water?
Yes, you can grow Philodendron in water only if you trained it to grow in water from the initial days(nursery)
When do Philodendrons flower?
It depends on the species of Philodendron but most of them flower after they mature(1 year)and they almost flower every summer (May to July) but it varies from location to location.
Does Philodendron flower?
Yes, the Philodendron flowers, but they are mainly grown for foliage purposes.
Do Philodendrons need a lot of light?
No, Philodendrons need a minimum of 1-3 hours of morning sunlight and plants to grow well in bright light for the rest of the day.
Philodendron how to care for?
Philodendron plants are easy to care morning sunlight of 1-3 hours a day is ideal and plants grow well in bright light for rest of the day and well-drained, fertile, and nutrient-rich soil. Apply water when the topsoil (1-2 inches) in the pot feels dry to touch. Apply organic fertilizer once a month and immediately give water after applications of fertilizer.
When to transplant Philodendron?
You can transplant your Philodendron when you see the following sign the roots are growing through the drainage hole at the bottom of the planter and if roots are pushing the plant up, out of the planter. If the plant is growing slower than normal (different than dormant) and if the plant is extremely top-heavy, and falls over easily.
How to propagate Philodendron?
The best way to propagate Philodendron plant are from cuttings, just select the branch with a minimum 2-3 node and leaf and give them a slanted cutting and place them in water or directly into the potting mix in such a way that at least 1 node should be in water/potting mix, both will show good result.
Why are Philodendron leaves turning yellow?
The less sunlight, overwatering, or less watering, the plant does not get proper sunlight, Disease infestation can result in the Philodendron leaves turning yellow.
How fast does Philodendron grow?
Philodendron can grow at a very fast rate if the plant is provided with balanced nutrient-rich fertilizer and moisture. They can increase in more height if supported with moss sticks, and on a tree trunks, etc.
When to prune Philodendron?
You can prune Philodendron at any time of the year when you are observing these signs, yellowing of leaves, spindly growth, and some of the leaves are damaged, etc.
Does Philodendron bloom?
Yes, it bloom, but they are mainly grown for foliage purposes.