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Philodendron mamei

Family: Araceae (a-RAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Philodendron (fil-oh-DEN-dron) (Info)
Species: mamei

5 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials
Vines and Climbers

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

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:

Grown for foliage

Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant may be considered a protected species; check before digging or gathering seeds
Provides winter interest
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From woody stem cuttings
By air layering
By stooling or mound layering

Seed Collecting:
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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive wormfood On Dec 4, 2008, wormfood from Lecanto, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

I got mine from Eldon's Accessories in Ocala, Fl. It took to my shadehouse with drip hose like a duck takes to water.

Almost lost due to cold temps last winter but it's showing new leaves now in April. I would not expose this plant to anything lower than 45*.

Positive gothqueen On Nov 6, 2008, gothqueen from Gainesville, FL wrote:

I disagree that this plant is suitable for growing indoors for the long term. This is a creeping bed filler that needs a lot of space to get established and reach its full potential. It is a gorgeous plant when allowed to grow large.


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

Lecanto, Florida
Loxahatchee, Florida
Miami, Florida
Naples, Florida

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