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Philodendron
Philodendron camposportoanum

Family: Araceae (a-RAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Philodendron (fil-oh-DEN-dron) (Info)
Species: camposportoanum (KAHM-pos por-toh-AH-num) (Info)

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Vines and Climbers

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

N/A

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

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:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

By air layering

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

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

Miami, Florida

Deridder, Louisiana

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Feb 8, 2008, ExoticRainforest from Siloam Springs, AR wrote:

According to aroid botanist Dr. Tom Croat of the Missouri Botanical Garden Philodendron camposportoanum does not grow large. In nature it is found primarily growing on the ground in its range of western Brazil, Bolivia, as well as portions of Colombia, Venezuela and the southern tip of Guiana. The species morphs dramatically as it matures and develops lobes near the top that extend outwards with a total width that approximates the length of the blade. Mature leaves look little like immature specimens. Leaves may also exhibit a variety of colors which can include rust red mixed with the green. If you do a search of the net you can locate more information.