Philodendron
Philodendron 'King of Spades'

Family: Araceae (a-RAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Philodendron (fil-oh-DEN-dron) (Info)
Cultivar: King of Spades
Additional cultivar information:(aka Ace of Spades)

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Vines and Climbers

Foliage Color:

Blue-Green

Chartreuse/Yellow

Bronze-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Height:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

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

Smooth-Textured

Mottled

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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

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

Titusville, Florida

West Palm Beach, Florida

Kailua, Hawaii

Gardeners' Notes:

3
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Positive

On Jun 23, 2008, schhdogs from Saint Petersburg, FL wrote:

My mother-in-law gave me a cutting from her plant and it grew easily. She had them in clay pots in a row on a plant ledge in the vaulted ceiling portion her home. The vines hung downward and made a beautiful living wall decoration. Does well indoors. Outdoors requires protection from too much sun and cold.

Positive

On Jul 15, 2004, punaheledp from Kailua, HI (Zone 11) wrote:

I got 1 as an apt plant maybe 18-20 yrs ago. Very nice as a potted plant. I kept it in it's pot when I got my house until about 10 yrs ago, I let it grow out into a plantbed and keep it contained to an area about 8'x2'. No idea how long the vine is, I let it fold over onto itself, cutting it back a bit occasionally. It would climb if I gave it a chance. It doesn't grow as quickly as my other philodendron so it is easy to keep in it's area. It gets a good amount of sun, but also gets more water where it is than a lot of the rest of my garden.

Positive

On Apr 9, 2004, katwoman77 from Hanover, PA (Zone 7a) wrote:

Excellent plant, strong grower, new leaves open an orange red shade and fade to deep green with age. Some leaves with have red on the tips or be outlined in red.