Philodendron 'Golden Crocodile'

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'Golden Crocodile' philodendron, also known as Philodendron 'Golden Dragon', is a unique and beautiful cultivar of the popular Philodendron family. As the name suggests, this plant features crocodile-like markings on 'Golden Crocodile' leaves in shades of gold, green, and brown, giving it a distinctive appearance.

The leaves of the 'Golden Crocodile' philodendron are large and glossy, with a smooth texture and a pointed tip. The leaves are deeply lobed and have a distinct shape resembling an arrowhead, which is typical of many philodendrons.

New leaves of the Philodendron 'Golden Crocodile' are so bright they almost glow, and eventually settle into a vibrant yellow sure to stand out on the shelf. They enjoy a bright, but not direct light and are an easy-to-grow Philodendron. The 'Golden Crocodile' can also be propagated by cuttings, and shared with friends.

Ed's Plant Profile

  • Botanical Name: Philodendron hybrid
  • Common Name: ‘Golden Crocodile’, ‘Golden Saw’ 
  • Family: Aroid 
  • Native Range: Tropical America’s

Ed's Care Guide

  • Care Level: Moderate
  • Light: Prefers medium to bright indirect light
  • Water: Use a well-draining soil mix and keep moist during summer. Allow to dry out completely between waterings during winter.
  • Humidity: Average
  • Temperature: 65-75F
  • Pruning: Prune as needed to remove brown or dead leaves and control growth.
  • Feeding: Fertilize with an all-purpose liquid plant food during spring and summer once a month
  • Propagation: Stem cuttings in water 
  • Growth: Upright, bushy, can grow to about 2 feet in diameter 
  • Pests: Generally not subject to pests with regular maintenance 
  • Toxicity: Toxic to humans and pets

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