Philodendron Species

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

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Textured

Velvet/Fuzzy

Provides Winter Interest

Foliage Color:

Blue-Green

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)

Where to Grow:

Can be grown as an annual

Suitable for growing in containers

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

N/A

Other details:

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 is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Lecanto, Florida

Loxahatchee, Florida

Miami, Florida

Naples, Florida

Vero Beach, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

3
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Positive

On Feb 7, 2019, VeroKarl from Vero Beach, FL wrote:

Great addition to the shade garden in zone 10. It does get fairly significant leaf damage in the winter, but comes back better than ever in the spring. Can spread fairly quickly if happy but not aggressive.

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.

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