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PlantFiles: Philodendron
Philodendron martianum

Family: Araceae (a-RAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Philodendron (fil-oh-DEN-dron) (Info)
Species: martianum (mar-shee-AY-num) (Info)

Synonym:Philodendron cannifolium

3 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

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

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer

Grown for foliage

Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Provides winter interest
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:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive giancarlo On Apr 12, 2007, giancarlo from Miami, FL (Zone 10a) wrote:

This plant, Philodendron Cannifolium is also known as
Philodendron Martianum , native of south Brazil.
Very sturdy, slow grower, but very artistic, giving the look of an orchid plant.


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

Huntington Beach, California
Miami, Florida
New York City, New York

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