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Philodendron
Philodendron mamei

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

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Vines and Climbers

Height:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

N/A

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Blue-Green

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Veined

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:

Non-patented

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Lecanto, Florida

Loxahatchee, Florida

Miami, Florida

Naples, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

2
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RatingContent
Positive

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

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.