Philodendron squamiferum x pedatum 'Florida Green'

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Scientific Name
Philodendron squamiferum x pedatum (tree-hugger: scale-bearing species crossed with pedate-leaved species) 'Florida Green'

Common Name
Florida Green Philodendron

Origin
Native to tropical parts of South America

Description
This climbing Philodendron is characterised by its glossy, pedated (shaped like birds' feet) leaves and as a houseplant, like most philodendrons, it is fairly easygoing. In its natural habitat it's used to growing up tree trunks or along the forest floor, so likes indirect light best and won't mind a spot of shade. These shiny leaves with their fascinating shapes are really eyecatching; this variety is on the rare side so will be an impressive addition to your collection too!

Light
Place in moderate to bright indirect light. Avoid direct sunlight as this can scorch the leaves.

Water
Allow the top two inches of soil to dry out in between waterings (these plants are easy-going so if you wait a little longer to water don't panic!). Ensure good drainage and don't allow to sit in water.

Humidity
Appreciates above average humidity, but will do just fine in most standard household humidity. Will appreciate an occasional misting, especially if in a dryer spot. Water less in darker areas.

Soil
Use a chunky, well draining mix; one designed for Monsteras or Philodendrons will be ideal. Repot every two years in spring as the plant grows.

Food
Will benefit from a light feed throughout spring and summer, about every four waters.

Temperature
Average household temperatures of about 18-28° are fine- try not to place somewhere where temperatures dip below 12°C for extended periods.

Pet-safe
No, this plant is toxic to pets and small humans.

Sprouts Top Tips
Water with tepid rather than cold water to avoid shocking the plant. Rotate it now and then to promote even growth. Avoid draughty spots.

     

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    Guadalupe
    The Florida green was in excellent conditi...

    The Florida green was in excellent condition. I watered the plant and found a great spot for it. The Rosy Calathea had leaves that were a tiny bit dry but that's to be expected as I know how fussy they are especially if boxed up. Happy with purchases. Would buy from seller again.

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    Antonette
    Good quality plant, glad I snapped one up....

    Good quality plant, glad I snapped one up. The plant arrived in good condition with multiple established leaves. Already has two new leaves coming through. A great addition to my collection.