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Care of the plant Philodendron selloum or Tree philodendron.

Care of the plant Philodendron selloum or Tree philodendron

The genus Philodendron, family of the Araceae, includes 120 species native to Central America, Brazil, Guyana and Colombia. Some species are: Philodendron selloum, Philodendron scandens, Philodendron hastatum, Philodendron speciosum, Philodendron giganteum, Philodendron verrucosum, Philodendron andreanum, Philodendron sanguineum, Philodendron imbe.

Common names: Tree philodendron, Lacy tree philodendron, Horsehead philodendron. This species is native to South America.

They are tropical plants with a long trunk that produce aerial roots. They have attractive, bright green lobed leaves. The flowers, which rarely appear on home grown plants, are large, white in color and similar to those of the Spatiphyllum.

These tropical plants are used as indoor or greenhouse plants. They are delicate plants that require constant care.

The Philodendron selloum grows in a very illuminated exposure but without direct sun; It grows even with artificial light and in fairly shady areas.

The soil can be a universal substrate or a mixture of 1/4 coarse sand, 1/4 garden substrate and 2/4 heather soil. The transplant is done in spring when the roots appear at the base of the pot; they resist transplants poorly.

Water with lime-free water every 4 days in spring and summer; reduce watering the rest of the year. It's important to spray the leaves every 2 days and the guardian moss in summer.

Prune from time to time to control its growth.

Fertilize biweekly with mineral fertilizer during spring and summer. In autumn, fertilize with organic powder compost.

They can be attacked by mites and mealybugs if the humidity is low.

They are propagated from cuttings that we can obtain from pruning.

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