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PlantFiles: Philodendron
Philodendron subincisum

Family: Araceae (a-RAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Philodendron (fil-oh-DEN-dron) (Info)
Species: subincisum (sub-in-KY-sum) (Info)

Synonym:Philodendron wilsonii

11 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials
Vines and Climbers

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8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:

Grown for foliage

Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
By air layering

Seed Collecting:
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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral PamD On Mar 2, 2008, PamD from Ajijic
Mexico wrote:

The name of this plant is not "Wilsonii." It is "subincisum." I have several cuttings from a huge species a friend's husband cut down. The leaves of a mature plant will be larger than my Suburban SUV. The Philodendron subincisum is native to Mexico in Vera Cruz, the Gulf side of Mexico. It grows natively in altitude below 1600 ft. but it grows here near Guadalajara where we are much drier and over 5000 ft. I do not know how long it will take my cuttings to grow as large as the original plant but I am excited about seeing how large I can get the leaves to grow.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Campbell, California
Fresno, California
Palm Springs, California
Big Pine Key, Florida
Miami, Florida

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